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Information - Droid Special Edition

GenreArcade - Platformer (Scrolling)Year2020
Language[unknown]Publisher[no publisher]
ControlsJagpad, JoystickDistributor-
Players1Developer[n/a]
ResolutionLowLicensed from-
Programmer(s)

Hamshere, Jamie [Junosix]

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Paddy / Lord, Miles. P.

SoftwareEnglish
Game design

Lord, Miles. P.

Box / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)

[n/a]

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX

Hamshere, Jamie [Junosix]

Serial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeSTe Only / 0.5MB
MIDIVersion
Dumpdownload atari Droid Special Edition Download / STNumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided / HD Installable
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Additional Comments - Droid Special Edition

Other versions with a different title:
Droid.

Instructions - Droid Special Edition

Droid is a platform/shooter game created in 1991 by Miles Lord and originally released on ST Format's Issue 37 (August 1992) coverdisk.  Droid Special Edition is a remake of the game which takes advantage of all of the extra hardware features of the Atari STE - blitter, hardware scrolling, DMA sound, enhanced palette and enhanced joystick port.  

You (yes, you - ask your mum) are a droid, and in this game you MUST destroy enemies and collect powerups to blow "up" sort of barriers at the end bit or whatever, to reveal an exit so that you can go to there.

On the title screen, press the Fire button on a joystick plugged into port 1 or the B button on an Atari PowerPad plugged into enhanced controller port A to set the input.

Command:	Joystick:	PowerPad:
Jump		Up		C
Crouch		Down		Down
Move left	Left		Left
Move right	Right		Right
Shoot weapon	Fire		B
Change weapon	Numpad 0	A
Enter doorway	Enter		Option
Lose a life	Esc		Esc

(crouching before jumping allows higher jumps)

Items:
E		Increase energy
A		Increase ammo
Keycards	Use to remove gold/blue/grey barriers
Grenades	Use to destroy barriers at the end of the game

Weapons:
Single shot	Standard weapon
Double shot	Twice as powerful as standard weapon
Triple shot	3-barrel version of standard weapon
Rocket		Vertical shot
Bomb		Bouncing bomb
Double arrow	Refill energy and ammo

Hints:
There are areas that are blocked off unless a certain number of items are collected or a certain number of enemies are destroyed.  Listen out for a sound that indicates an area has been revealed.

Gold keycards are important.  If you've revealed a new section then making sure you are holding at least one gold keycard before proceeding can prevent you from getting stuck later on.

An extra life is awarded every 20,000 points.

Cheat code:
On the title screen, type FEELCOSMICALLTHETIME to make Dennis laugh.  He will then reward you with infinite energy and ammo.

Hope you enjoy this remake!

Jamie Hamshere (Junosix)
July 2020
Plymouth, UK

Trivia - Droid Special Edition

Hardware
Supports Blitter, hardware scroll and DMA sound on STe.


Origins
Based on 1992 ST Format coverdisk game by Miles P. Lord


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