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Project Firestart is one of the progenitors of the survival horror genre. In the future (2066) a genetic experiment (Project Firestart) onboard the Prometheus to get strong durable miners went wrong. Your job is to go onboard the Prometheus (which has been out of radio contact) and find out what happened. You will end up fighting monsters, gathering information on what really happened, and have a chance to save a survivor.

There are multiple game endings to discover.


Project Firestart Commodore 64 A dead body. Something terrible must have happened here...
Project Firestart Commodore 64 Title screen.
Project Firestart Commodore 64 I have to escort Mary to safety.
Project Firestart Commodore 64 Game over screen.

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GamesCollection Feb 11, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Zzap! Jul, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Tilt Oct, 1989 18 out of 20 90
Retro Archives Mar 04, 2019 18 out of 20 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Jul, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Joystick (German) Aug, 1989 7.5 out of 10 75
Info Sep, 1989 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1989 7.8 out of 12 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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1979 - Ridley Scott directs survival horror movie Alien.

1989 - Dynamix releases Project Firestart, an Alien-inspired survival horror game set on board the vessel Prometheus.

2012 - Ridley Scott releases prequel film to Alien, entitled Prometheus.

Roland Kippenhan (195) added Project Firestart (Commodore 64) on Apr 13, 2003
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