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2112 AD

2112 AD

Amstrad CPC - Released - December 25, 1986

The old city of London in the year 2112 is now one giant complex containing a computer which now runs Britain, controlling law, production, finances and other tasks required to run a country. Problem is, Hackers have messed with the programming and now the computer has become a Dictator and the people of Britain have become oppressed by the machine servants the computer has given power to. The hope is for someone to enter the complex and find nine pieces of a Switching Code and placed inside the computer in the right order to hopefully make the computer think more sensibly. You have been...

Dark Star

Dark Star

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Billed as the fastest vector graphics ever seen on the Spectrum up to that point, and with full colour to boot, Dark Star has similarities with the Star Wars arcade game. Viewed from your cockpit, you fly the LIAR spacecraft around the galaxy, with the hope of achieving liberation, by destroying all the Evil Lord's main bases. You'll have to fly accurately through hyperspace tunnels, and keep moving so as to avoid enemy fire, ideally destroying enemy spaceports as well as planetary bases. There are plenty of energy dumps along the way, which you'll need to collect in order to be able to...

Dark Star

Dark Star

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1985

Dark Star has similarities with the Star Wars arcade game. Viewed from your cockpit, you fly the LIAR spacecraft around the galaxy, with the hope of achieving liberation, by destroying all the Evil Lord's main bases. You'll have to fly accurately through hyperspace tunnels, and keep moving so as to avoid enemy fire, ideally destroying enemy spaceports as well as planetary bases. There are plenty of energy dumps along the way, which you'll need to collect in order to be able to reach all 256 sectors. The game is largely customizable, with almost all controls redefinable, and the speed and...

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Amstrad CPC

The Evil Lord has set up a system of defences on the Forbidden Planet, to help him return to power. It is your job to destroy them, skimming the planet's surface and blasting them out. Forbidden Planet is viewed form the cockpit of your craft, with the action displayed in vector graphics. You must shoot out Anti-Aircraft towers and guided missiles for points, while avoiding the damage they can inflict. As well as controls, options include limiting some of the sound effects, and arranging the in-game display in 3 different ways.

On the Run

On the Run

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

The player takes the role of Rick Swift, a fixer hired by the Defence Department for dangerous missions. The latest job is to go to an area which has been inhabited by mutated plant and animal life following a chemical accident, to recover six flask of the deadly chemicals within one hour. In order to survive Rick has been equipped with a protective suit and a jet-pack that require energy. Rick moves about the maze like environment avoiding the mutated wildlife while shooting it down. If hit by a critter it zaps the energy reserves. Several types of mushrooms can be picked up, including...

Tube Way Army

Tube Way Army

TRS-80 Color Computer - Released - 1984

Despite the strange name, this is a fairly straight conversion of Konami's Scramble. You start out flying your spaceship above a hostile grounds, protected by ground-to-air missiles. You can shoot down the airbourne missiles, or bomb them on the ground. Also posted on the ground are fuel silos which you must bomb from time to time to replenish your own fuel supply. As the game progresses, the open terrain changes into a cave system with more diverse enemies, including the traditional jumpy ones known from the original arcade game. The game runs in four-colour medium resolution mode and uses...

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