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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2021 9:47 p.m. PST

"In 1989, British software company Creepsoft developed and Dinmaic released a side-scrolling shooter with some awesome cover-art and cool name: Astro Marine Corps (AMC). Released for 19.99 pounds in the UK (about (50 pounds today), it was widely available mostly on cassette on every major micro-computer system in the United Kingdom. While the cover-art is amazing, the game was nothing really new in the realm of side-scrolling shooters at the time and that reflects in the middle-of-the-road reviews, like ST Format Magazine's 69%. For the most part, you control an Astro Marine that battles on an alien world using all manner of weapons against robotic enemy and fleshly alien creatures of shape and size. This game was released and then forgotten because another space marine in a shooter came along soon after and doomed older games like this to the realm of retro-reviews…"
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Armand

noggin2nog08 May 2021 10:57 p.m. PST

Never heard of any of them, apart from Laser Squad – played that one for hours and hours – a true classic.

zircher08 May 2021 11:21 p.m. PST

Klendathu was forgotten for a reason, it was terrible. :-)

blacksmith09 May 2021 2:46 a.m. PST

Rebelstar, Laser Squad and Laser Squad Nemesis were the ones I played and loved, especially LSN.
I even wrote play rules and painted minis to try to play it. Here's my attempt on marines:

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Here's a promo video of the game: YouTube link

I still miss it a lot.

Striker09 May 2021 5:03 a.m. PST

That's not the SDI I remember, maybe I'm thinking of a different game. The one I had you had 3 phases to defeat a nuke attack and it looked a bit like the movie Wargames. What you didn't get in the boost phase you were shooting at in space and that's as far as it worked on my pc.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2021 3:52 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

Armand

Stryderg10 May 2021 1:56 p.m. PST

I vaguely remember SDI and Laser Squad Nemesis. It's been a while.

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