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Dan Dare III: The Escape Amiga Introduction


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In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by the evil Treens, lead by Dan's arch enemy, the Mekon. He is taken to their scientific satellite orbiting Venus, but it doesn't take long for Dan to break free and go down into their ship. While searching it, he eventually finds an escape shuttle sitting in the launch bay, only to discover that it is out of fuel. He returns to the satellite in an attempt to find some.

The fuel cans are scattered around the five levels of the ship, which Dan can get to by using the Mekon's teleporters. To get to them though, Dan needs to destroy any Treen that get in his way using a variety of weapons, bought by using a computer terminal. Along the way, the Mekon can be seen sitting around, and destroying him will more often than not reward Dan with a pod that he needs to access the teleporter. Dan can use his jet-pack to navigate the satellite, but this will eventually run out of fuel.

This is the 16-bit version of the game, which differentiates from its 8-bit cousins. As well as an introduction that leads into the game, more weapons are added, and each of the game's five levels are structured differently.


Dan Dare III: The Escape Atari ST I'm going down
Dan Dare III: The Escape Amiga High scores
Dan Dare III: The Escape Amiga Tween destroyed
Dan Dare III: The Escape Amiga The Treens are guarding the teleporter

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Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1990 63 out of 100 63
The One Atari ST Jul, 1990 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 61 out of 100 61
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1990 43 out of 100 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1990 4.6 out of 12 38
Amiga Joker Amiga Jun, 1990 38 out of 100 38
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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