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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
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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

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Comments and reviews

The Phoenix 2022-08-25 1 point Amiga version

The sound track can be had from Amazon Digital Music. Had this game on my Amiga 2000 back in the day and yes, the music is the highlight of the game.

Halfimp 2021-10-02 1 point Amiga version

Having played this as a child, the music is what always stuck with me the most, throughout the years. I can still hear it in my head...almost 35 years later.

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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