Description of Thexder
Thexder is a solid PC conversion of Game Arts' hit in Japan, licensed to distribute in the US by Sierra. You control a robot ("mech") that is capable of switching from a 'mech into a jet at any time, wading through levels after levels of high-tech enemies.
All the innovation, however, becomes tiresome quickly as you discover that there is no way to save in mid-level, and levels are huge. You also can't switch special weapons during a level, which means you'll need to avoid picking up power-ups you don't need in the midst of all the chaos.
All this makes for a very difficult game that's fun only to the most expert and masochistic of gamers.
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Comments and reviews
Vince V. 2017-02-05 0 point
One of the few classic games that really hit the mark with the transforming element.
Bushman 2016-03-02 0 point
First PC game I ever owned. Loved playing it, ,would love to get my hands on it again :)
markbaland 2015-11-11 1 point DOS version
I used to play this on a Tandy 1000 (Intel 8086 or 8088 CPU), from 5 1/4" floppy disks. The levels are large and difficult and accidentally picking up a special weapon you don't want is frustrating, but I have fond memories of playing this game!
redtiger 2015-10-05 1 point DOS version
Sentiments to the posting. Tandy 1000 first game used to be on 5 1/2" floppies.
mikemann 2011-02-24 0 point DOS version
Took me a while to find this again. Used to play it as a kid, still pretty cool
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