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This game features on the old “Soft Aid” compilation and is an early vertical scrolling shoot 'em up for the C64. It sort of plays like Namco's “Xevious”, but without any flying enemies – instead you only attack stationary ground targets and dodge their shots.

The usual stuff is here : a flying craft armed with a projectile weapon and equipped with 4 lives. The controls are responsive. Graphics are a bit on the blocky side, but the scrolling is both fast and smooth. There is some nice music on the title screen and some decent sound effects are put to good use in the game. This is a small scale game that doesn't have some of the flair of the other shoot 'em ups in C64's catalogue, but it is not without its own fun moments.

 

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