48k.... 1 player....
This is without doubt one
of the best Scramble type games available for the Atari. It certainly
beats Airstrike and Shaft Raider.
The game is not
particularly original. You must pilot a fighter craft into the enemy
defences and destroy as many enemy installations as possible. It is the
amazing graphics, animation and unique sound that make it stand out.
The game begins with the
view from the fighter's cockpit as it hurtles through space. Then you
enter the enemy defences where you destroy a huge variety of enemy
buildings. You must avoid hitting the mines and being shot down by
artillery and surface-to-air missiles. The rolling landscape gives way
to an underground cavern which is very treacherous in places until
finally you reach the City where you encounter laser cannon.
The graphics are brilliant and the
fanfare when you reach 5000 points is the best sound available on the
Atari. No instructions came with my game and I am not sure if there is
some final goal. I have yet to see what lies beyond the City...