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Super Dropzone: Intergalactic Rescue Mission is a sequel to Archer MacLean's Dropzone. The game takes place ten years after the happenings of the original game. Back then a selection of the finest humans in the world went to an expedition to Jupiter's moon Io in search for valuable minerals. They were attacked by an alien race that the player had to defend them from. Now they have managed to establish bases on three more of Jupiter's moons, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. The alien threat is still real however and they still needs to be protected by the player.

The gameplay is mostly the same as the original Dropzone although it features some new weapons and end of level boss fights. The player controls a spaceman with a jetpack and can fly in all directions above the moon surface while killing wave after wave of aliens. At the same time the player has to protect the ten people that are assigned to the moon by taking them to the dropzone landing pad.

The action takes place on the moons mentioned above as well as on Jupiter itself. At the last level on each moon the player has to defeat a planet guardian. To do this the player has to hit them in their glowing green nerve centre that is exposed at times as they move around. Each wave starts with all remaining humans being beamed up by a leader enemy and to release the men it has to be defeated.


Super Dropzone: Intergalactic Rescue Mission SNES Home Sweet Home!
Super Dropzone: Intergalactic Rescue Mission SNES Game over
Super Dropzone: Intergalactic Rescue Mission SNES Start
Super Dropzone: Intergalactic Rescue Mission SNES First wave completed

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Alternate Titles

  • "Archer Maclean's Super Dropzone" -- European SNES title
  • "Archer MacLean's Dropzone" -- In-game title

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Mega Fun Oct, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Dec, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1994 2.75 out of 6 65


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Tracy Poff (2025) added Super Dropzone: Intergalactic Rescue Mission (SNES) on Jun 12, 2009
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