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Just because a region is bleak, desolate and inhospitable doesn't mean it lacks value. The planet Colian is a case in point; it has plentiful stocks of tough metal Aluma, the explosive Detonite, and the energy giving Quaza crystals. The ten colonies which are mining them are under the control of the Empire, and are forced to use their resources to produce destructive Terrorpod units.

The rival Federation attempts to shut this operation down, and sends you to the surface in a Defence Strategy Vehicle. The action is viewed from your DSV, as you move and shoot at any encroaching Terrorpods. Colian has a heavy inertia field, so you are always moving. You have guided missiles at your disposal, although these use up some of your limited Detonite stocks. Missiles will also be aimed at you; avoid these.

Your task is to find each of the colonies before the Terrorpods can destroy them, and set up trading between them so each of the colonies gets the supplies they need. As all this action unfolds, you are trying to ensure that enough components can be produced in the colonies, and can be retrieved in order to go towards the Federation's own building efforts. Collect the resultant products to attach them to your DSV to produce a Terrorpod of your own.


Terrorpods Commodore 64 Scanning the surface.
Terrorpods Atari ST Language selection
Terrorpods Atari ST Game start
Terrorpods Commodore 64 Object identification.

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Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Your Computer Atari ST Dec, 1987 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga 1987 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Amiga Nov, 1987 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1987 752 out of 1000 75
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 48 out of 100 48
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Mar, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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The cover art used for Terrorpods is originally from a series of illustrations for H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, released in Omni Magazine in 1985. It was created by Roger Dean and Tim White.
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