|Genre:||Arcade Game: Shoot-em-up|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Dragon 32, Dragon 64|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||Dragon 32 & Spectrum 16K|
|Compatible Emulators:||XRoar 0.33.1 (PC (Windows))|
|Original Release Date:||1st June 1984|
|Original Release Price:||£9.95|
|Market Valuation:||£2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
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Anyone wanting this type of game should give it a whirl... Has all the features you would expect. Read Review
A worthwhile romp through the universe for those with time (and Seiddabs) to kill. Read Review
3D space battle simulation. Seek out and destroy multiple fleets of enemy spacecraft. Deep space radar scan, digital scoring, fuel, speed displays, enemy kill and fleet count.
Ever-increasing difficulty. Amazing graphics. Joystick compatible.
You have assumed complete control of your world's last fighter-killer class spacecraft. It is only you who can prevent the ultimate disaster - the destruction of your civilisation by the Seiddab, an unscrupulous race of murderers intent on total control of your star system.
The program provides you with an authentic view of your spacecraft's control centre. The Viewport is in the upper part of the screen and through it you can see a laser gun sight superimposed on a limited view of the galaxy showing stars, constellations, Seiddab spacecraft and a dual-tanked space station which you may use as a refuelling point.
Below the Viewport are the shipboard instruments. On the right are analogue displays of your fuel and speed, a digital readout of your total battle score and graphic displays of the number of enemy craft destroyed in the current fleet and a ranking symbol which is updated for each new screen.
On the lower left, your Deep Space Wrap Around Galaxy Scanner shows all the Seiddab spacecraft in the fleet. The space station is also displayed but is indistinguishable from enemy craft.
Take off from your planet. When a fleet of Seiddab are detected the Viewport flashes and then clears to show the enemy craft dispersing into battle formation. You can track the craft visually on the Viewport and more remotely on the Galaxy Scanner.
To destroy a Seiddab ship you must have it centred in your laser sights. The closer you are the better chance you have of securing a hit but you are also more vulnerable to his laser bolts, although if you are fast enough you can dodge them.
To become an advanced player, you will find it essential to learn how to control your ship with precision. When a Seiddab craft is too far away for you to hit, move towards him, fire and swing away beforehe has a chance to retaliate.
When the game starts, your ship is fully refuelled but the more you are hit and to a lesser extent the more you fire, the faster your reserves are depleted. The speed up/slow down features of your craft have no effect on the rate of fuel consumption.
To refuel, find the dual-tanked space station, approach it carefully and align it with your laser sights. Remain aligned until your fuel banks are replenished.
When the space station refuelling point is exhausted it automatically recedes and disappears from sight to prevent the Seiddab making use of the facility. When you have cleared the enemy fleet from the galaxy a new space station is installed ready for the next wave.
Your enemy attack in waves of twenty-four and their usual strategy is to send in their slower, less heavily armed spacecraft first. This gives you an essential opportunity to develop your skills. If the Seiddab press their attacks successfully your fuel level will drop to zero, condemning you to drift blind and helpless in the void of hyperspace. To play the game again, press the Fire button or the space bar. Alternatively, wait for about thirty seconds to return to the beginning of the program.
Arrow Keys (or Joystick) - Manoeuvre your ship and close on the Seiddab to reach firing range
Space Bar (or Joystick Fire) - Fire your laser bolts
F/S - Speed Up/Slow Down (the manoeuverability of your craft)
R - Reverse effect of the up/down motion of joystick/arrow keys (to suit your personal preference
BREAK - Freeze/Restart
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