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DescriptionYour home solar system of 15 planets has been attacked by a horde of Super Dreadnoughts, from a race who wish to harvest your universe's minerals for their own use.
You must pilot your craft through some of the hardest levels ever created, shoot down enemy space craft and ground weapons, and avoid the many indestructible hazards. When a sufficient number of enemies have been defeated the player can then land on the Dreadnought and proceed to destroy the ship's reactor.
The innovation is that you do not simply travel in a single direction, but instead move from left to right or right to left depending on where the current targets are, in a manner more similar to Defender than most shoot 'em ups.
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|A new direction in shoot'em-ups||Commodore 64||Игги Друге (46329)|
|A defining moment for shoot-em-ups.||Commodore 64||RUSSELL HUGHES (9)|
|Another Great Andrew Braybrook game||Commodore 64||Scott G (793)|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||1986||92 out of 100||92|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||Mar 28, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1986||90 out of 100||90|
|64'er||Commodore 64||May, 1986||13 out of 15||87|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|Amstrad Action||Amstrad CPC||Oct, 1988||68 out of 100||68|
|Tilt||ZX Spectrum||Jan, 1987||67|
|Official Nintendo Magazine||Wii||Mar 28, 2008||61 out of 100||61|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Mar 29, 2008||60|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||May, 1986||Unscored||Unscored|
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Spectrum joystick issueInitial copies of the Spectrum version only supported the Kempston joystick protocol, rather than the Sinclair system which was the only one available to users of the then-new +2 models. After complaint from several people who'd bought the game and only been able to play it using the keyboard, Hewson altered the code.
- Commodore Format
- July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
- January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
- November 1994 (Issue 50) – #46 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
- Happy Computer
- 1986 - Best Action Game of the Year
- Issue 04/1987 - #4 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- Uridium: A Classic Computer Game (One of the best Uridium fan sites; centers on the C64 version, but mentions others as well. (Archived))