Lucas Films are always state of the art. Peter Langston developed an algorithm of 32 note melody fragments that plays fricken randomly over a repeated riff!
What an amazing game!
Anti-aliasing! Amazing. First person! Two player split screen! Crazy fast! Computer generated improvised music! And a blast to actually play. This was the kind of innovation Lucasfilm games brought. No cookie cutter stuff here. Yes, gameplay was also very simple--basically computer air hockey with a moving goal. Great stuff and a classic.
Punkydudester - 21/12/2014
Excellent game and an all time favorite, catchy music, nice sound, smooth 3D scrolling. You just didn't see games made this well very often.
Brilliant game with awesome graphics, music, sound fx and gameplay. Absolutely addictive when played with 2 players. Shows off the capabilities of the Atari 800.
Hmmm a game that was leaked by Atari themselves on their very own BBS. Two whole years before it was officially released. Chances are people would run into it before then.
Rescue on Fractalus! is what you should have said. Happy days indeed.
Nice to know that you played pirate copies, Palf.
All of these early lucasfilm games totally rocked! I spent untold hours playing ballblaster koronis rift, eidolon and behind jaggi lines. Oh happy days...
If you manage to win within the 1 minute limit, you will see authors' initials written at the very right ene of the playfield.
When on title screen (that with the game title and copyright text fading in/out at the center) type the word "AUTHOR" (you have to start typing after the center text fades in, and finish befor it starts fade out, so do it quickly). Then you will see the credits fade in.
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Activision UK, Epyx.
Type 'AUTHOR' during the title sequence while the credits fade in and out to see the programming credit. It reads, "Concept, Graphics, Dynamics, and Control Structures..DAVID LEVINE Music, Sound Effects, Rules, and Droid Strategies..PETER LANGSTON”.
It is the year 3097 and you are about to become a contestant in the newest and fastest cult sports game in the Universe. This is your chance to become the ultimate champion.
Strapped into your Rotofoil, a hovercraft like vehicle capable of speeds of up to 50 metres a second, you must gain control of the Plasmorb and shoot it through your opponent's goal.
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