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Rotor

published by Arcana Software in 1990, developed by Systematics, running on Archimedes
type: action/reflex, shooter
genre: Science Fiction, Cave-flyer
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.7/5

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Official description
In the near future the welfare state is a thing of the past with unemployment running low and luxury lifestyles on the ground. For the majority of young adults there are two options: work under slave-like conditions in the hostile environment of the antarctiv mineral mines or sign a government contract and enlist with the elite ROTO-RAIDERS attack force where fame and fortune abound for those who survive.

The prime concern of the ROTO-RAIDERS is to maintain an infiltration force of ROTORs, or flying battle tanks, behind enemy lines. These craft have to destroy the primary defence systems, steal energy for later use in ROTOR's energy transformer, discover ammunition adn fuel dumps and transfer these to home base and lastly collect sun simulator crystals to provide power for the home journey.

As a trainee, you must first prove your ability to manoeuvre the ROTOR in both friendly and hostile environments using a flight simulator. Once you have been awarded sufficient 'prestige units' you will be sent on a mission to an enemy fortress in one of the four corners of the world: BIOS in the north, KARIO in the south, NAPAIJ in the east and STYRENE in the west. Each fortress is divided into sectors of increasing complexity and difficulty. As you work you way up the ranks, more and more challenging mision classes are available through the security password system on your pocket computer informer.

Your ultimate goal is, naturally, to become a ROTOR ace by completing all the 'CLASS 6' missions upon which you will be awarded the government's highest seal of approval: the 'ROTOR ELITE' medal and a lifelong pension.
# 2017-12-05 13:38:42 - official description
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External reviews (2) - average: 74.5%
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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)uk311990-04895/100089%
The Games Machineuk291990-0460/10060%
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