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Armalyte
Commodore 64
Thalamus
John Kemp
1988
Andy Haywood
When this game first hit the C64 - released by the Newsfield-owned software house, Thalamus - collective jaws dropped. Never before had such superb graphics being married to equally fabulous gameplay. This was officially the sequal to 'Delta' but was in a completely different vein to its inferior forerunner.



See that big thing on the right? Shoot the f**k out of it ...



Graphics: 98%

Sound: 85%

Gameplay: 96%

Overall: 97%
Fantastic. Brilliant use of colour and the scrolling is ultra-smooth. Amazingly, the action never slows down, despite the huge number of sprites that litter the screen endevouring to bring about your destruction. Typical shoot-em-up sound effects, nothing more, nothing less. The music's quite funky though. Difficult but not unfair. Navigating the tightly-packed levels will test the most ardent games-player, but the important thing is that you'll WANT to keep coming back for more. And far superior to the memory test that was Delta. The finest shooter to grace the C64 in the machine's history, it even puts many arcade games to shame. Apart from R-type of course.

R E C O M M E N D E D   A L T E R N A T I V E S
Katakis • Delta • Salamander

O T H E R   F O R M A T S
R-Type (Arcade) • R-type (Arcade) • R-ty-you got the message yet?


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