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This horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up features 16 levels and 450 screens of Nemesis-inspired action. You pilot a spacecraft through the levels, shooting as many of the encroaching meanies and mounted turrets as possible. Power-up tokens are offered for shooting some, which can be used to obtain better weapons including ground-attack lasers, speed ups and multiple bullets. Extra lives are on offer as well, which you'll certainly need, especially as you have to go back a long way when losing a life.


Zynaps Atari ST At the beginning of the first level
Zynaps Commodore 64 The path gets rather narrow here
Zynaps ZX Spectrum Take red energy
Zynaps Commodore 64 Don't crash into the walls in these narrow caves

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User Reviews

Could have been good, should have been great Amstrad CPC Wurtzly (1138)

Critic Reviews

Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 82 out of 100 82
Commodore User Commodore 64 Aug, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1987 9 out of 12 75
The One Amiga Nov, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70
64'er Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1988 66 out of 100 66
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 63 out of 100 63


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  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #3 Best Spectrum Game '87
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Shoot-'em-up 1987 (readers choice)

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