Hysteria (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2) - Everygamegoing.com

Hysteria (1984) (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2, Cassette) Europe (EU)
Publisher: Alternative
Alter World | Alternative | Alto-Tech

Genre: Arcade: Action

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
Commodore 64, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 & ZX Vega

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 16th Apr 1984
Original Release Price: Unknown
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Jonathan M. Smith, Karen Davies, Tony Pomfret & Stephen Wahid  

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What They Said

"Graphically superb and well-animated, with some beautifully detailed characters, Hysteria is an addictive and playable game." (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"Not that original but visually excellent. Very fast and just difficult enough to keep you involved - it's a winner." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"A well-balanced march-and-blast game with so much chrome it could dazzle you." (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair

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A digital version of Hysteria suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Introduction | Playing The Game | Game Controls | Loading


The future depends on you changing the past.

As sole survivor of the once elite "time corps", you have been chosen by the federation of law and order to thwart an evil conspiracy.

You are to be transported by molecular disruption to combat the enemy as it leaps closer.

The locals are not keen on time warriors and evil monsters popping up out of nowhere and they get upset.

Luckily, you are carrying an energy conversion kit which, if used correctly, changes ordinary objects into a powerful array of stunningly useful mega-utilities. Be careful though, some of them only last a short while.

Destroying certain hostile characters and objects may leave behind a clue as to the identity of one of the conspirators which must be collected; once exposed the entity will be forced to make an appearance in that time zone in order to destroy you and the evidence. You must weaken the monstrosity and force it to retreat from whence it came and continue your task in another era.

Playing The Game

You have only a limited energy supply which is depleted each time you are hit, but is restored on each level. Use your shield with care.

Collect lemons or worms by walking or flying over them; this will enable you to select a different weapon if you so desire. To activate the current weapon type (indicated by an arrow above the icons) pull down and press fire. The icon will then flash; you may have a certain combination of different weapons (but some cancel each other out).

If 'fly' has been selected, you may take-off by first pulling down and then pushing up.

When you have collected all the pieces and the face has been completed, then the Primeval Entity will appear and you will have to destroy him by continuously firing whatever weapons are at your command. Once destroyed, you will be transported to the next time period.

Good luck. Time waits for no-one!

Game Controls

Keys are redefineable.
Joystick compatible.



Hysteria is Item ID 35377 in our database. Last modified on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 01:46:07 AM.

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