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Dark Fusion is a single player side scrolling space based shoot-em-up. The title refers to a game element where, after completing part of the game the player, who is a member of the elite Corps of Guardian Warriors, must choose whether to fuse themselves with their vanquished foe or continue with only their mortal powers.

There are four levels in the game and each level is divided into three zones - Combat zone, Alien zone, and the Flight zone. In the Combat zone the player starts out as a warrior in a space suit. Scrolling to the right there are numerous aliens that have to be shot / bypassed in order to reach the end of the level. Some aliens as they perish leave behind power ups which are essential to progressing through the game. The player must enter and kill all the aliens in two Alien Zones in order to complete the Combat zone, then they must fight their way to the Flight Zone fusion pod to become a space ship and fly through to the next level.


Dark Fusion ZX Spectrum The gun emplacement left a power up
Dark Fusion Amiga Title screen
Dark Fusion ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads
Dark Fusion ZX Spectrum Landed and already there are alien ships, bit small aren't they, buzzing around. The two bars at the bottom left / right are laser power up meter & energy remaining

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1989 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 55 out of 100 55
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 534 out of 1000 53
Power Play Amstrad CPC May, 1989 53 out of 100 53
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 534 out of 1000 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1989 3.4 out of 12 28
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 19 out of 100 19


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