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Arcade: Shoot-em-up
ZX Spectrum 48K

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9 (Supplement)
Chris Bourne

MOST PEOPLE will probably have played a version of Mission Omega under some other name, such as City Bomber or Blitz. From an aircraft which flies a little lower each time it crosses the screen, you must flatten the buildings below to avoid crashing into them as you lose altitude gradually. In this version, you must shoot horizontally at the meteors; enemy aircraft also complicate a pilot's task. Points are scored for each building, meteor or aircraft destroyed.

Some effort has been made to enliven and improve this now rather tired scenario. You can determine the level of play by changing the speed of your aircraft, the height of the buildings, and the number of meteors and enemy aircraft. When you crash, a damage report is issued and a dirge is played. Even at the fastest speed, the action is slow and flickery and the graphics are scarcely impressive, with the buildings looking more like pencils than elegant skyscrapers.

Mission Omega is distributed by Warwick Distribution, London.

Memory: 48K
Price: £2.95