Paratrooper (ZX Spectrum)

Paratrooper ZX Spectrum Title Screen


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Paratroopers is a single player shoot-em up game in which the aim is to achieve a high score.

The player mans a ground based gun. Helicopters and bombers fly overhead dropping paratroopers and bombs. The player must prevent these from landing as, when enough of them have made it to earth, they turn into a tank and destroy the players gun.
Every shot fired costs points but these can be regained by bringing down aircraft and paratroopers.


Paratrooper ZX Spectrum Shooting a Helicopter results in a satisfying explosion.
Paratrooper ZX Spectrum Once enough paratroopers land they get in a tank off-screen and then roll to your position and destroy you ending the game.
Paratrooper ZX Spectrum You are given a few second of clear skies to get used to the controls before the onslaught begins.
Paratrooper ZX Spectrum Many helicopters relentlessly appear on the screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Paratroopers" -- UK title
  • "Ground Snipe" -- Commodore 64 Public Domain release title

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Crash! Mar, 1984 62 out of 100 62


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piltdown_man (151592) added Paratrooper (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 04, 2012
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