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Wreckers is an isometric sci-fi action game with strategy elements.

Robotic droids roll quietly through the corridors of space station Beacon 04523N, automated computers calculate routes for interstellar traffic. Three human officers sleep in cryogenic tanks, awakened only for routine system checks – or in case of an emergency. With a hum, the cryogenic control springs on-line as Beacon’s long-range sensors detect incoming lifeforms.

Controlling one of the on-board officers, the player has to defend the station against swarms of plasmodian spores (the “Wreckers”) showering down on Beacon and seeping into its four sections. While the spores approach, they can be sucked out of space with a gigantic hoover-like space hose. Once they settle onto the stations hull, jump into the space suit and spray infected areas with a cleansing agent. Undetected spores will seep into the station’s corridors, where the protagonist must hunt them down with a plasma shots and avoid being shot in return.

In addition, up to ten droids are under the player's indirect control. Ranging from cleaners to fighters to engineers, these automatons will act independently, but can be sent to key locations within the station -- i.e. infected areas. As the officer gains experience through battles, he will be promoted to higher ranks, enabling him to construct more efficient fighter robots in the station’s droid factory.

Since plasmodians running rampant in the station will cause system malfunctions. The main goal in such cases is to clear infections quickly and make sure that Beacon continues to function properly. To make things worse, a self-destruct mechanism will detonate the station in sixty minutes unless all signs of spore activity cease.


Wreckers DOS Title screen (EGA)
Wreckers DOS Get rid of plasmodians, option 2: Levitate outside the station and clean the hull.
Wreckers DOS The automap shows space station Beacon’s two levels and four sections. Infected areas are highlighted green or yellow. Droids are controlled from this map.
Wreckers DOS Map of the station (EGA)

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Play Time Jun, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Génération 4 Jun, 1992 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker Nov, 1991 65 out of 100 65


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Cancelled ports

A port for ZX Spectrum (128 KB) was cancelled during development, though it got as far as being reviewed in Crash! magazine's May 1995 issue, scoring 93%.

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-Chris (7575) added Wreckers (DOS) on Mar 22, 2005
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