Galactic Attack (Dragon 32 Cassette 50 Game 2 – 1983 & 1984 versions)

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Galactic Attack (in the 1984 version at least) gives us the answer to the question “How Many Martians landing on earth would it take for the planet to be colonised?”. The answer is 10. Ten. Just Ten.

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Galactic Attack (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 2)


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It’s reassuring to know that, in the event of an alien invasion of earth, we could be saved by merely guessing (to within 10) how many aliens are coming to get us.

See the Commodore 64 version
See the Dragon 32 version
See the Acorn Electron Version
See the ZX81 Version

Galactic Attack (Commodore 64 Cassette 50 Game 2)

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Onto C64 Cassette 50 Game 2. You have to feel sorry for the people stuck on a planet that are relying on me to save them:

See the Atari 8-bit version of Galactic Attack
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See the Acorn Electron version of Galactic Attack
See the ZX1 version of Galactic Attack
Also, similar to Royal Rescue on the Amstrad Cassette 50

Galactic Attack (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 2)

Galactic Attack is actually one of the better looking games on the compilation. Yes, it still plays like a dog but, as you’ll see over the next few weeks, at least they’ve made this one colourful in comparison to the rest. The idea is to move a gu…

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Galactic Attack is actually one of the better looking games on the compilation. Yes, it still plays like a dog but, as you’ll see over the next few weeks, at least they’ve made this one colourful in comparison to the rest.

The idea is to move a gun sight around the screen and shoot up some aliens while they fire what look like lemons at you. LEMONS. All that fear we’ve had that aliens will come down and abduct us and anal probe us and eat us turns out not to be true. All they really want to do is shoot citrus fruits into our faces.

After a bit your screen cracks for seemingly no reason. Game over. This is how quick a game of Galactic Attack lasted for me last night:

Update…I realised eventually that those lemons are mines and that the screen won’t crack if you don’t touch them. Even though you’re only supposed to be moving a gun sight so touching them shouldn’t be an issue.  Anyways, I gave it another go and saw this screen for the first time ever…

 

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…I did not complete Sector number 2.

See the Commodore 64 version
See the Dragon 32 version
See the Atari 8-bit version
See the ZX81 Version