Astral Zone (Channel 8) Review | Commodore User - Everygamegoing

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Astral Zone
By Channel 8
Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #11

Astral Zone

At first sight this game appears to have a lot to offer. It's a 3D battle game in the Battle Zone mode, in which the player flies around being attacked by beefy nasties - when one of them crosses your sights, zap!

The game continues like this, with the player amassing points for each kill, until a total of five nasties manage to hit you. Sound effects are okay, and there are two-player and high-score features.

If this were the first sheet in a multi-part game, it would be quite sufficient; however, the limited range of chunky attackers and the boring view of triangular mountains in the background won't hold your attention for long. Sorry, Channel 8, but this one gets a thumbs down - it very quickly becomes monotonous.