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DescriptionThis action game combines shoot 'em up and platform elements, as you control a flying man who can gain an exoskeletal suit for extra protection (hence the name). Your task is to progress from left to right in each level, either along the ground or by using the arrangement of platforms. Most of the baddies can be avoided rather than shot, and this is often easier, especially as you can duck or jump to avoid them. As well as a standard gun (activated by tapping fire) you also have a limited number of missiles to take out installations (activated by holding down fire, which makes autofire facilities useless). The scrolling is flick-screen, perhaps as the game was designed for the C64, and the Amiga version was identical to the ST's.
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|Kill everything that moves? Works for me||Amiga||Katakis | カタキス (41291)|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Aug, 1987||9 out of 10||90|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Sep, 1987||10.4 out of 12||87|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||ZX Spectrum||Sep, 1987||10 out of 12||83|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Commodore 64||Aug, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||Feb, 1994||80 out of 100||80|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||72 out of 100||72|
|The One||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||66 out of 100||66|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||1986||64 out of 100||64|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||39 out of 100||39|
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ReferencesThe Amiga and ST cheat mode in this game takes it name (perhaps coincidentally) from a classic Sinclair Spectrum game (check the Tips section and search for the name if you're curious - it is not posted here as it'd be a spoiler)
- Commodore Format
- November 1994 (Issue 50) – #41 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
Related Web Sites
- retro*GAMER (The Making Of) (For combined platforms.)