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A shoot ‘em up set on a patchwork-quilt coloured road, Eliminator puts you in control of a ship with a basic weapon, flying along at breakneck speed. There are barriers along the way to avoid, often set in quick succession, and lots of bad guys to shoot at or avoid - their shots must be avoided too. Some parts of the track are blocked unless you can shoot through obstacles before reaching them, or hit a jump pad. At some points you can change to travelling along the ceiling as well. Tokens can be collected en route, and used to obtain better weapons, but losing a life costs you the best one you’ve currently got.


Eliminator ZX Spectrum Title screen
Eliminator Amiga Entering a tunnel.
Eliminator ZX Spectrum A wave comes towards me
Eliminator Amiga Destroyed.

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User Reviews

Could have been classified as another ST port, if it wasn't for the introduction Amiga Katakis | カタキス (39830)
Blindingly fast 3d shooter Atari ST steve barton (2)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Oct, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Feb, 1989 84 out of 100 84 Commodore 64 Jan 08, 2011 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1988 9 out of 12 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Joystick (German) Atari ST Jan, 1989 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1988 65 out of 100 65


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The game was written by John Phillips (who also wrote Nebulus) and drawn by Pete Lyon. Both then spent some time on projects that were never completed - Phillips designed an arcade adventure using lots of shadows, called Scavenger, while Lyons were the main artist for a title called Dynamic Debugger, which was intended to use the Amiga's 4096-colour HAM graphics mode throughout. Sadly both ideas were too complex and memory-hungry for much gameplay to be incorporated.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (21069) and Martin Smith (66863)