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Star Ray
By Prism
Amiga 500

Published in Amiga Power #7

Star Ray

This celebrated Defender clone garnered many fans on its initial release several years ago, but for everyone who loved it there was another nitpicker (Stand up, Jeff Minter) who moaned that it wasn't quite close enough to the original, or that the lush, detailed backdrops made it almost impossible to see what was going on.

The truth lies, as usual, somewhere in between. This is indeed a fast and zappy clone, but the scenery is a bit of a pain in the neck where graphical clarity is concerned.

Still, Jeff Minter isn't anyone to talk about inaccurate Defender copies (no hyperspace, eh, Jeff?) so the jury in this case comes down on the side of the angels.

Star Ray is a groovy and pretty blasterama with more than enough action to keep your average zapper entertained for an hour or six, and, as is the case with almost every game here, is more than acceptable value for its absurd price.

The Bottom Line

Fabby shoot-'em-up that could do with just a tiny bit less graphical detail, but unless you're a real Defender trainspotter you'll more than likely love it.

Stuart Campbell

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