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Alloca
March 22nd, 2007, 09:34 AM
Sorry for this annoying question, but I can't remember the name of a great game...

I thought it was by Synapse, but looking at their catalog, I don't see it.

It was a defender like game where you had to destroy ... cities, I think? They were protected by these pulsating pink and white diamond things that you had to eventually shoot through to blow up their core.

The best part was that it could be played co-op. I don't remember but I think it was horizontal split screen.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Thanks!

Bill_Loguidice
March 22nd, 2007, 12:06 PM
You're not thinking of "Survivor" are you? I realize that's not an exact match to your description, but it sounds like there are an awful lot of similarities. I consider the game a true classic, particularly when played with one person steering the ship and the other shooting.

Alloca
March 22nd, 2007, 04:03 PM
Assuming this is accurate: http://www.thelegacy.de/Museum/3161/

Nope... But I already feel bad for not having played it. <grin> I love the old multiplayer games.

CP/M User
March 23rd, 2007, 03:10 AM
There's a game I know like Defender's except it moves faster has slick graphics, think it was called "Invaders"? Unfortunately I don't remember the cities, all I recall was the aliens picking up the hostages from the ground and you could shoot the alien and rescue the hostage (in mid air) as well as shooting the hostages (which is bad).

CP/M User.

carlsson
March 23rd, 2007, 04:24 AM
How about Repton (http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?MENU=8&VERSION_ID=4343)? It is only one player though. The Atarimania site is pretty good to browse through, and lets you do an advanced search on game type, i.e. Defender-like games or other horizontally scrolling.

80sFreak
March 23rd, 2007, 05:31 AM
You're not thinking of "Survivor" are you? I realize that's not an exact match to your description, but it sounds like there are an awful lot of similarities. I consider the game a true classic, particularly when played with one person steering the ship and the other shooting.


That was such a *fun* game! :) I didn't know you could have two people play the game like that.. It would have made it a bit easier!

Cheers,

80sFreak

Bill_Loguidice
March 23rd, 2007, 06:53 AM
That was such a *fun* game! :) I didn't know you could have two people play the game like that.. It would have made it a bit easier!

Cheers,

80sFreak

I assume it's the same on the Atari version (which I have to try soon) since that was the original, but I played it and have it on the C-64. One person would use the first joystick to steer, the other would use the second joystick to shoot in independent directions (also using the stick). It was also the second person's responsibility to press the bomb (clear all enemies) button. I suppose now that I think about it, it's classic Robotron-style (save for the extra bomb button) and would work quite well with a dual stick setup (though ramp the difficulty level up considerably, since it requires sometimes rather precise maneuvering and aiming).

Alloca
March 23rd, 2007, 04:31 PM
Someone on the old atari forums was able to remember. I wanted to pop back here and drop a note.

What a fun game that was. :)

80sFreak
March 23rd, 2007, 05:21 PM
And the name of that fun game was???! :confused:

Cheers,

80sFreak

Bill_Loguidice
March 24th, 2007, 02:52 AM
And the name of that fun game was???! :confused:

Cheers,

80sFreak

It took me a second too. He put it in the subject line...

carlsson
March 24th, 2007, 09:33 AM
So, it was a Synapse game after all. It is listed as Shoot'em Up! - OTHER on Atarimania.

CP/M User
March 24th, 2007, 11:00 PM
carlsson wrote:

So, it was a Synapse game after all. It is listed as Shoot'em Up! - OTHER on Atarimania.

Other on Atarimania!?! - doesn't sound like a defender-ish kind of game.

carlsson
March 25th, 2007, 07:25 AM
More ish than Defender, probably.

Shadow World (http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?MENU=8&VERSION_ID=4611) for Atari 8-bit.

CP/M User
March 26th, 2007, 01:19 AM
carlsson wrote:

More ish than Defender, probably.

Shadow World (http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?MENU=8&VERSION_ID=4611) for Atari 8-bit.

I reckon it's got a bit of Moon Patrol about it - least the second shot has - can't put my finger what that last screen shot reminds me of - Yar's Revenge perhaps?