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Space Disposal

Hooray! It seems like ages since I last had a bit of space-themed blasting on the old Speccy
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Galaxian 2

Following the blazing success of Space Invaders and soon after Galaxian in the arcades, Entex/Futuretronics Industries decided to take things one step further and in 1981 produced a futuristic, almost mini-arcade handheld game (resembling somewhat a Battlestar Galactica spaceship) for the home and entitled it "Galaxian 2"- the 2 referred to the fact that two players could simultaneously engage in play…

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Space Invaders

Space Invaders Invade the Third Dimension!!! Well, not really, they remained on just the X & Y axis like the classic arcade game with brilliantly polygonal bodies resembling not the invaders of 1978 but a new breed that is smarter and faster…

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Midnight Resistance

Cracking game in the arcade, but was it ported effectively on the C64 – pretty much! 8 way running and gunning akin to Robocop – though to get extra weapons and bombs you have to shoot the brown enemies that drop keys…

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Ikari Warriors

A once accomplished 2 player 8 way shooter in the arcades was reduced to nothing more than poor tedium on the C64
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Robocop

Film licences were about 95% snapped up by Ocean back in the day…

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Challenger

A fast paced shooter with base similar to Space Invaders. This game allowed you to be oriented at the top of the screen as well as the bottom.
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Oh No!

An instant arcade shoot-em-up from the get go – you are a space farm ranch cowboy and you are given the task of protecting your space cattle from alien waves…

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Space Debris

Space Debris is an entertaining, if slightly difficult, shooting game where you control a ship and have to blow up a lot of different enemies on a linear level…
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Crisis Force

Crisis Force is a vertical scrolling shooter, featuring  two player simultaneous play…

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Iridion II

From its very inception and eventual release, Iridion II was always destined to be a true classic doomed to an eternity of obscurity; following the commercially damned path already beaten by the decidedly mediocre and critically panned Iridion 3D
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Donkey Kong 3

With anything successful whether it is an album, a novel, a film, a TV series and even a video-game, usually a sequel is created to see if it can rekindle the thunder of the original…

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Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids was a great arcade game, it was a genre defining moment in the history of the arcades…

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The Empire Strikes Back

Everyone loves the arcade game Star Wars… in fact if you don’t love it then you must be a mental, because it is a wonderful game…

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Alcatraz

U.S Navy SEALs operatives Bird and Stone are called into action, against a ruthless drug lord called Miguel Tardiez.
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Smash TV

Smash TV was released into the arcades in 1990, and was a twin stick machine, very much like it's spiritual predecessor Robotron 2084…

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Blaster Master

Blaster Master has to be one of the most underrated games to have ever come out on the NES.
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River Raid

River Raid was released 28 years ago in 1982 and created by Activision. River Raid is one of the most in-depth games I have yet to play on the Atari 2600.
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R-Type

 

Well, this is a mixed bag, R-type was a great game, so making it portable was the smartest decision…

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Arnie

Arnie is a Shoot-'Em-Up game, developed and published by Zeppelin Games, which was released in Europe in 1992…

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Moon Cresta

Ahhh Cresta. Do you remember Cresta pop, it was advertised by a cool bear (you could tell he was cool because he had shades on). He also spoke a bit like the Fonz, and told you the drink was ‘frothy man’.
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