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DescriptionThrust brings realistic physics and inertia-based movement into arcade games, directly influencing titles like Oids, as well as Exile from Audiogenic by the same author. The action is viewed from the side, with the graphics drawn in vectors, in keeping with the mathematical nature of everything that unfolds.
As a Resistance fighter, the player must fly into enemy lines in order to steal Klystron Pods to power more advanced starships, using your tractor beam to take them. A network of mounted guns are aiming to shoot the player down – these can be disabled by shooting their power source, but eventually this will explode, forcing the player to flee. Some of the later levels feature reverse gravity, which increases the difficulty of the gameplay.
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- "Thrust+" -- Atari 2600 v1.2 release name
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|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Dec 23, 2001||A||100|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||May, 1986||94 out of 100||94|
|Zzap! (Italy)||Commodore 64||Jun, 1986||94 out of 100||94|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||1986||89 out of 100||89|
|Commodore User||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Jun, 1987||8 out of 10||80|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1986||8 out of 10||80|
|Power Play||Atari ST||May, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer Gamer||BBC Micro||Aug, 1986||15 out of 20||75|
|ST Action||Atari ST||Jun, 1988||48 out of 100||48|
|Woodgrain Wonderland||Atari 2600||Jul 22, 2018||C-||42|
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1001 Video GamesThrust appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
- March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)
- Commodore Format
- July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
- Happy Computer
- 1986 - Best Budget Game of the Year
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- Thrust - remake (A remake for Unix/Windows/etc. Highly portable.)