Parsec (TI-99/4A)

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Parsec is a side-scrolling space shooter. Waves of alien craft swoop down from the top and the player must shoot them down without colliding with them or the ground, running out of fuel, or overheating the ship's laser. Some enemies are harder to destroy and shoot back. At the end of each level, the player must navigate through an asteroid field which can yield many points, but can also result in a loss of ships in the process due to collisions.

The game takes advantage of the TI's speech synthesizer: a female voice occasionally makes comments such as "Nice shooting, pilot!", or "Asteroid field ahead" throughout the course of the game.


Parsec TI-99/4A First Wave of Aliens
Parsec TI-99/4A Second Wave of Aliens
Parsec TI-99/4A Hit by Photon Missile
Parsec TI-99/4A Third Wave of Aliens - this time, they come from the left, so they can collide with you easily if you aren't careful

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The granddaddy of TI space shoot-em-ups! Andy Frueh (176) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tilt Jul, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Pixel Sep, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Micro 7 Feb, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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Asterisk (83) added Parsec (TI-99/4A) on Dec 24, 2007