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Description

This is a remake of a Bally-Midway arcade game. You control a spaceship and shoot down the enemy "Droid" ships that attack you. Your ship must survive Droid-dropped mines too--but you can shoot them too. The last ship of the Droid flights goes into a spiraling pattern.

There is no end to this game. Rather, it is a game in which you try to get the highest score, or complete the highest number of levels.

You control a small triangle that is your ship. The ship can turn, move forward (with thrusters) and fire. Movement is one of the games challenges; once the ship is moving, it can only be slowed by turning the nose in the opposite direction and use the thrusters. While doing that, the ship is unable to fire toward anything it is in motion toward.

Bouncing also comes into play during movement. When the ship hits the side of the screen, a wall of force appears, and the ship bounces. You don't have control over where the ship bounces, and must take time to regain control, before you run into an enemy ship and die.

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Omega Race VIC-20 Game over.
Omega Race VIC-20 Title screen.
Omega Race Atari 2600 Try to shoot the various enemies
Omega Race VIC-20 You can change the screen and space ship color.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Course Omega" -- Québec French title

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User Reviews

Fun space-themed game VIC-20 r h (15)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) VIC-20 Oct, 1982 9 out of 10 90
TeleMatch ColecoVision May, 1984 2 out of 6 80
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games VIC-20 Nov, 1982 3 out of 4 75
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Mar 29, 2006 B- 67
The Video Game Critic ColecoVision Jun 25, 2006 B- 67
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Aug 06, 2017 C 50
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tilt ColecoVision Apr, 1984 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Contributed to by Daniel Maxwell (1984), Kabushi (211134), Jacqke (1015) and Servo (57398)