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Ogma - 03/03/2009
I remember being really impressed by the intense sounds in this game. Was a great game to play, as well!

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Rear Guard atari screenshot
Rear Guard atari screenshot
Rear Guard atari screenshot
Rear Guard atari screenshot
Rear Guard atari screenshot

Information

GenreShoot'em Up! - Horizontal ScrollingYear1981
LanguageBASICPublisherAdventure International (USA)
ControlsJoystickDeveloper[n/a]
Players1, 2 (alt.), 2+CountryUSA
Programmer(s)

Larimer, Neil / Starks, Sparky

LicenseCommercial
Graphic Artist(s)

[n/a]

MediumTape Disk
Sound

[n/a]

Rarity
Cover Artist(s)[unknown]Serial050-0143 / 052-0143
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Additional Comments

First two screenshots taken from alternate release of disk version.

Missing original disk image!

Disk

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Instructions

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Loading instructions:
- turn off disk drive and make sure you are in BASIC mode
- insert tape file in your emulator / APE
- type CLOAD
- type RUN.

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Book / Magazine Reviews

 Electronic Games · November, 1982


Playing the Atari version - using Atari BASIC - of AI's latest action-SF game is an absolutely amazing experience. Virtually all the typical criticisms of BASIC programs - which boil down to slow movement and poor control - are inapplicable. Neil Larimer's Rear Guard is a rousing success, a horizontally-scrolling multi-option blast-up that overcomes spare but evocative visuals to give... [more]


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