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Override is a vertically-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a fighter craft on a mission to stop an alien invasion of the Earth. Much of the action takes place on planet surfaces, and enemies include spaceships of various kinds as well as ground enemies, mobile (tanks) or stationary (turrets). The player-controlled craft begins with two lives with three hit points each; restoring power-ups can repair the plane or increase its number of lives.

Other power-ups come in two varieties: strength-increasing or secondary weapons. Depending on the color, the latter grants the plane wingmen with laser attacks, spreading fire, side lasers, rotating energy balls, etc. The strength of secondary weapons can be increase by flying over strength-increasing power-ups as well. Special weapon that hurts all enemies on screen must be activated by charging, which is achieved by not pressing the fire button for a certain amount of time.


Override TurboGrafx-16 Spreading fire. Angry boss
Override TurboGrafx-16 Those yellow energy balls are very helpful
Override TurboGrafx-16 Wingmen
Override TurboGrafx-16 Side fire

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Alternate Titles

  • "Override: Mission Code -Override-" -- In-game title
  • "オーバーライド" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Mar 27, 2016 A 100
Video Game Den May 11, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
PC Engine Gamer Dec, 2010 785 out of 1000 78
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 54 out of 100 54
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Nov 01, 2013 5 out of 10 50


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Unicorn Lynx (181473) added Override (TurboGrafx-16) on Feb 21, 2012
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