is one of the latest arcade games from Broderbund. Although
being original in concept, it struck me as being a cross
between Buck Rogers and Pole Position.
idea of the game is to race over the surface of a planet
towards a tower. When you get there, destroy it and
you'll have to start again on a higher, more challenging
level. There are hostile aliens protecting the tower
and these try to destroy you as you zoom towards your
start the game a certain distance from the tower and
you have to fly towards it. This distance is represented
on screen by a counter which ticks down only when you
are heading directly towards your target. You can move
left and right, so it is possible to keep on turning
and end up moving away from it. The only trouble is
that you've got a limited amount of energy with which
to reach the tower and if you start straying off course
you'll find the energy reaches zero before you have
time to destroy the tower.
your way towerwards, you'll encounter several types
of aliens, these being tanks, flying saucers, radar
dishes, and gun emplacements. Most of these fire at
you very accurately and energy is lost for every shot
that finds its target. There are also yellow energy
and red anti-energy clusters which lie on the surface.
If you go into an anti-energy cluster then you'll lose
some energy, but going into an energy cluster, which
acts rather like fuel tanks, will add to your supply.
graphics are of a very high quality, both crisp and
fast with excellent 3D as you zoom towards the aliens.
The only trouble is that in time it gets rather boring
just zooming up to the same old tower time after time
even though it's often difficult. Apart from that one
gripe, it's a nice game and well worth keeping your
peepers peeled for.