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You are leading a mission to destroy Dr. Destructo's array of ships, and ultimately his island hideout, over 21 levels. You do this by flying a plane over a limited area, and shooting his planes so that they fall and inflict damage on the target item, which is large at the bottom of the screen. Multiple shots on a particular spot will ultimately cause a water-spout; three waterspouts and the ship (or island) will sink.

Some enemy beings can be shot down, but others are indestructible and require evasive action. You are also armed with a bomb, which can be used to inflict precise damage once per level. One of the features of this game is that it uses a day/night cycle.


Destructo ZX Spectrum Night cycle will be soon replaced by the day cycle
Destructo Commodore 64 There's even an island to sink.
Destructo ZX Spectrum One touch of blue or purple plane and you'll lost a life
Destructo Commodore 64 I wonder if this game puts an emphasis an shooting...

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Island of Dr. Destructo" -- In-game title
  • "The Island of Dr Destructo" -- C64 in-game title
  • "The Island of Doctor Destructo" -- ZX Spectrum & Amstrad CPC in-game title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 5 out of 10 50
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 38 out of 100 38


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