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IO (Commodore 64)

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An enemy has entered your region of space in a mothership, and unleashed foes aimed at destroying you. As the planet's top pilot, the player is sent out to ultimately destroy the mothership, in this horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up. As well as aliens, the player will encounter gun turrets and missiles, plus bosses at the end of each level. Levels 3 and also add narrow R-Type-style gaps.

Smart bombs appear on the screen at random intervals, which can be used in two ways. Flying over them destroys everything on the screen, but shooting them turns them into power-up tokens or protective orbs, to be picked up. Players lose all these weapons every time they are defeated by enemies.


IO Commodore 64 Battle with a big laser-cannon.
IO Commodore 64 Pick up this green ship to upgrade your weapon.
IO Commodore 64 Loading screen (Zepplin Games release)
IO Commodore 64 Loading screen

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Power Play May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Happy Computer Apr, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1988 8.8 out of 12 73
64'er Jul, 1988 9 out of 15 60
Commodore Format Nov, 1991 41 out of 100 41


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In 2007 the game was unofficially remade for Windows, with the same title.
LepricahnsGold (130185) added IO (Commodore 64) on Aug 01, 2007