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This game works perfectly on both PAL and NTSC models of the Commodore 64.

Background

The year is 2073. A hostile alien race has arrived on earth, after crossing countless star systems, with the aim of taking over the planet. Initially taken by surprise, humanity managed to react and organize a resistance that made it possible to fend off various enemy attacks. However, this was not enough to repel the alien invader who is now about to carry out his plans for conquest. Only one last brave hero is left to fight. The entire human species is now counting on him to defeat the enemy and regain their freedom.

Gameplay

Use the laser gun at your disposal to hit the enemy. However, keep in mind that with each shot, the gun temporarily loses energy. So use it in moderation if you don't want to risk being defenseless in the most critical moments of the battle.

For their part, the aliens will certainly not stand idly by. They will try to attack you by dashing towards the ground, being totally immune to your blows for the duration of the attack. They will make use of a floating mine as a deterrent to prevent you from freely shooting at them. So avoid hitting the mine, otherwise you will be killed along with all the aliens on the screen.

The enemies will throw missiles at you that you have to destroy and steel balls that you have to avoid.

Occasionally, another hopping alien with an energy shield will spawn from the sides of the screen.

At 10000 points and then every 20000 points, you earn an extra life, for a maximum of 6 lives.

Options

There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from: Recruit, Veteran, Champion.

The "21 stages" option will allow you to play 21 stages after which the game will end, considering the mission completed. With the "Endless game" option, on the other hand, the game will proceed indefinitely beyond the 21st stage, on maximum difficulty.

There are 3 fire modes:
A = Press fire to shoot sideways. Move the joystick up to shoot upwards.
B = Press fire to shoot sideways. Hold the joystick up and press fire to shoot upwards.
C = Move the joystick down to shoot sideways. Press fire to shoot upwards.

Controls

Joystick in port 2.

While playing, press F7 to pause or F1 to stop the game and go back to the title screen.

While the best scores are showing, press F1 to reset the ranking.

Updated 1 day ago
StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorLC-Games
GenreShooter
Tags2D, Arcade, Commodore 64, Retro, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Joystick

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Fun game! Sort of like The Bug Butcher and Pang... both favorites of mine. Challenging and good progression rate. I'm a huge fan of LC-Games and this is no exception to the other quality windows and C64 games LC has made.

I'm very glad you like my games, thank you!

Very nice, albeit quite entertaining game. But technically clean and very lovingly designed. Our German-language review can be found in our recorded livestream starting at 03:11:32. Automatic subtitles should be available soon (switch on, if necessary). Subscription to our YouTube or Twitch channel is welcome. 🙂

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Thanks for the video, although unfortunately the subtitles were not generated

It seems that YouTube don't generate automatic subtitles with longer videos. 🙁 Curiously it works with another video, even with more than 8 hours. So it seems just a matter of luck or depending from hosting server.

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Cool game, addicted 😄

Thanks, I'm glad you appreciate it

Ti ringrazio tantissimo, ci guardo subito, e complimenti ancora per il tempo che dedichi per noi e per la nostra più grande passione

Complimenti Luca per il lavoro e la passione che trasmetti, Per caso hai un canale o un blog in cui spieghi la tecnica per la composizione dei giochi? A me piacerebbe tantissimo imparare, Ma trovo assolutamente complicato documentarsi

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Grazie per i complimenti.

Mi spiace ma non ho un canale/blog del genere. Potresti provare a seguire questi video: 

Sono in italiano

An easy and simple idea... a lot of fun.
Is it programmed in asm?

Congratulations!

Thanks for the congratulations.

Yes, the game is programmed in assembly

I would like to create (in the future) a non-commercial version for Spectrum...
I ask for your permission

All right, you have my permission

I'd like to play in the browser first 

Seems to be a nice game

:)

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You can download the game and drag and drop it here https://virtualconsoles.com/online-emulators/c64/

Obviously with VICE or similar it is much better

Grazie ancora per questi splendidi giochi, ecco il video della serata di ieri:

Grazie Alex per la serata !!!

prego Luca, mi spiace vedere che anche qui ci sono bot o simili estranei al gioco.... cancellali (anche questo poi)

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Cancellati, grazie

This looks great, will play this a bit further Luca! If you plan a version with more levels or the like, please drop me a mail. :)

I'm glad you like it. However, for me this is the final version

Very cool game. May there be more such :) 

Regards.

Retro Chłop. K&A PLUS

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Thanks for liking and for the video!!!

Ottimo lavoro come sempre, gioco molto divertente, sei un Grande!!!

Grazie, grazie, grazie !!!

Awesome game! I've just spent more than hour playing it and still have fun :) 

Great, I'm very happy!

Nice simple game !

Thank you so much!

Great game. Love the Space Marine sprite!

Happy to hear that

Nice game!

Thank you so much!

Just downloaded and made donation for your great work, soon i will do an evening on Twitch/Youtube dedicated only for your games. Thanks for all.

Cool game! Will you add music to the game?

I'm glad you like the game but I think not to add music. I prefer to dedicate myself to something else

Fair play regarding this. Not all C64 games need music :)

thanks,fantastic game

Glad you like it, thanks!