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Exolon

 

Hewson were one of my favourite publishers in the 80’s and their golden period began with this famous run-and-gunner from ace programmer Raf Cecco. It’s a simple game: your trooper must traverse from left to right across several flick screens armed with a machine gun and rocket grenades that fire from his back pack.

Against him are numerous enemies such as homing missiles, gun emplacements and flying aliens. Exolon was one of those games that thanks to its wonderful arcade-style graphics (full colour! No colour clash) tended to get over-rated by the magazine reviewers of the time (see also Light Force). Whilst initially fun, it soon became quite repetitive, but remains great for a quick blast.

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