"Awesome arcade action for the Amstrad CPC! How long can you survive the attacking alien hordes?"
From the creator of Star Sabre comes the exciting arcade shoot-'em-up Dead On Time! Try to survive the attacking alien hordes for as long as possible in "arcade mode" or score as many points as possible in the "score challenge mode".
Shooting an entire wave will drop a capsule of the same colour as the wave. Collect the capsule for a three second time extension. Collect three of the same colour in a row to trigger the bullet field. The bullet field allows you to absorb enemy bullets of the same colour for an eight second time extension. The bullet field lasts for ten seconds.
Being shot by a bullet you cannot absorb costs two seconds. Colliding with an enemy or a super bullet costs five seconds. The time modifiers apply to game time in Arcade mode and to the run time of the bullet field in Score Challenge mode. An active bullet field also boots the score multiplier. Starting a new field doubles the multiplier. Absorbing a bullet increases it by one. Multipliers stack if a new
Field starts while a Field is already active.
As you shoot segments, your gun power meter increases. When the meter reaches a new colour segment, your gun will gain a higher rate of fire. Collisions with enemies will reduce the meter by a whole segment. Being shot by a bullet you cannot absorb will reduce the meter by half a segment.
O - Left, P - Right, Q - Up, A - Down, SPACE - Fire
You may use the cursor keys if you prefer.
To load, type RUN" (ENTER).
Each side of the tape contains two copies of Dead On Time. The first uses a normal speed loader and the second uses a fast loader. The tape also contains a playable demo of Star Sabre (after the second version of Dead On Time).
Game Code & Graphics: Paul Kooistra
Sound Code & Music: Targhan
Artwork: Matthew van Rooijen
Loading Screen: Sylvestre
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