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DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST

Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Platform, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Psygnosis Limited
Developer Psygnosis Limited
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4 / 5 - 5 votes

Description of Obliterator

Obliterator is a fun early side-scrolling platformer from Psygnosis that is notable for being the first Psygnosis game to include music (although the PC speakers, naturally, pale in comparison to Commodore 64 version).

This sci-fi platformer features huge, highly levels, and great graphics that unfortunately looks better than it plays. Your task is basically to run along the corridors of a dying spaceship, looking for spare parts with which to fix your shuttle (and thus escape) while taking on hordes of impressive-looking but hardly-animated-at-all aliens.

An unusual icon-controlled control system works well, but gameplay is quite repetitive, and doesn't rise above the typical shoot-everything-in-sight fare that action fans have seen all too many times.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

JCQ 2019-09-27 1 point

Woww what memories

CEN 2019-03-03 0 point

Great EGA graphics for its time but monotonous after a while.
It could be the predecessor of Duke Nukem 1 & 2 and Bio Menace ;-)
Destressing that the later games hasn't better graphics (VGA) but they are more diversified.

Pambour 2018-02-27 1 point

C'est un jeu que j'ai connu sur Atari ST et que je n'ai plus malheureusement. J'aimerais bien le retrouver sur PC. C'est un jeux très difficile à mener au bout, beaucoup de persévérance et de patience sont requis mais pas si difficile à jouer quand on a bien compris le maniement. A l'époque, j'ai été le seul à arriver au bout plusieurs fois (mes ados n'avaient pas les qualités évoquées ci dessus). 21 ans après, j'y pense toujours.

Sherbert T Cat 2014-07-05 2 points DOS version

This game was ridiculously hard, because of the very stupid controls.

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