Avenger (DOS)

Avenger DOS Part of the introduction showing the space station Finlandia and its escort.


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Avenger is a shareware shoot 'em up arcade style game from Finland for one or two players and which is a bit of a cross between Galaxian and Space Invaders. The game starts in the year 2254 with a cut-scene showing the space station Finlanda and her escort vessel in the Alpha Centauri system. A horde of mysterious ships appear from nowhere and, after a short battle, the escort vessel is destroyed. The player takes the role of a pilot returning to the space station after a holiday. They find the station is now a base to many strange ships which attack their vessel.

The object of the game is to achieve a high score. Gameplay is very much in the Space Invaders style. In the single player mode the left / right cursor keys being used to move the player's ship from side to side while the Right Alt key fires the main weapon and the Right Ctrl key fires a secondary weapon. The enemy ships, however, attack in the style of the enemies in Galaxian, swooping around the screen as they attack.

The game maintains a high score table and has two modes of play, normal and challenge. Two-player action is side by side with both players sharing the keyboard. The challenge mode is only available in the full registered version which has 55 levels.


Avenger DOS The game's main menu
Avenger DOS Starting a game. The Space bar toggles the game type between 1-player normal, 2-player normal and 2-player challenge.
Avenger DOS A singleplayer game is in progress
Avenger DOS Part of the introduction showing the space station Finlandia and its escort.

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piltdown_man (151727) added Avenger (DOS) on Dec 07, 2012