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DOS - 1987

Also available on: Amiga - Mac - Apple II - Apple IIgs - PC-88

Alt names
Teguzā, テグザー
Released in
United States
Anime / Manga, Arcade, BattleMech, Platform, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Game Arts Co., Ltd.
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.70
4.29 / 5 - 24 votes

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

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.

kowalityjesus 2013-12-19 0 point DOS version

This brings back strange memories.

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

JUJU36 2010-11-21 0 point DOS version

This is my first game I ever played with my first computer. A Tandy TX1000

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