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A devastating atomic war wiped out the biggest cities on the Earth and most of its population. Anarchy reigned, different military organizations fighting each other in a new war for dominance. One of such organizations eventually seized control of the planet, establishing itself as a tyrannic government and using advanced technology for military purposes. Only a lone pilot can save humanity from their clutches...

Avenger is a vertically-scrolling shooter, in which the player navigates a plane through levels populated by hostile planes, tanks, cannons, ships, stationary devices, and massive boss enemies. Before each mission, the player can choose among different weapons in three categories: main, sub, and special. Main and sub weapons are fired simultaneously and have unlimited ammunition, while the powerful special attacks are accessed by pressing a different button and are limited. The player can try any combination of the three categories, for example enhancing the main rocket launcher with a pod that fires laser to the sides as a sub weapon, and a protective shield as a special one. Power-ups change properties rapidly, so the player has to catch them at a specific time to enhance either main, sub, or special weapon. Those power-ups do not change the properties of a weapon, but rather give it additional fire power.


Avenger TurboGrafx CD Looks like I'm trapped here...
Avenger TurboGrafx CD Destroy them before it's too late!...
Avenger TurboGrafx CD Title screen
Avenger TurboGrafx CD Fighting a large plane that dispatches small ones

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Alternate Titles

  • "アヴェンジャー" -- Japanese spelling

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Génération 4 Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73


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Oleg Roschin (181737) added Avenger (TurboGrafx CD) on Oct 18, 2010