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Lunar Jetman - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew
« on: April 21, 2014, 11:10:06 AM »
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[size=140]A new version of Lunar Jetman has been created for FLOP Magazine 57's cover disk. The sequel to the smash hit classic Jetpac, the game was originally advertised for release on the Atari 8-bit but never materialised so it's great to see this brilliant title finally arrive on the Atari! The game was written by Chris Stamper with graphics by Tim Stamper for their company Ultimate Play The Game (now Rare) and released on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1983. The game was followed by a third instalment, Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship, released for the NES in 1990.[/size]



[size=140]Again taking on the role of Jetman, players find themselves on the surface of a small purple moon. Similarly to Jetpac, the player can move around slowly on foot, or use a jetpac to leave the ground and navigate the moon faster. Unlike Jetpac, this time Jetman's jetpac has limited fuel, and must be topped up regularly. In addition to the jetpac the player has a moon rover for ground travel. Gameplay itself requires Jetman to locate and destroy a series of alien bases on the surface of the moon. Each new base appears with the destruction of the previous one. The player must take a bomb to the alien base and then drop it onto the base. Although Jetman is invulnerable inside his rover, outside it he is at the mercy of large numbers of flying aliens, although his jetpac-mounted lasers help against these. Each base needs to be destroyed within a strict time limit and if this limit expires before the base is destroyed by Jetman, two missiles are launched from the base - one for the Earth, the other for Jetman's rover. Fortunately, even if the base is not destroyed on time, Jetman can still save the day by intercepting and destroying the missile in flight, although the number of laser hits required increases with each level. When either the base or missile is destroyed, a new base is generated and play starts over once again. After several bases have been destroyed in succession, new and increasingly hazardous varieties of flying aliens assault the player.[/size]



[size=140]The game has been released for free to play on real hardware via flash devices or can be used with your favourite emulator. You can read more about the contents of FLOP Magazine number 57 over at the Atari Online website. But you will need to use Google translate as the site is in Polish.[/size]

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Re: Lunar Jetman - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 11:14:05 AM »
Jesus!, they've done a great job on this, deadly, I'll have a go today

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Re: Lunar Jetman - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 17:47:35 PM »
Wow that looks bloody awesome..

Grabbing now.
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Re: Lunar Jetman - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 12:56:54 PM »
Cool! I like it  :113: