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Critical Mass

Durell Software produced some excellent titles for the Spectrum between 1983 and 1986.

Critcal mass was another acclaimed title and involves infiltrating an alien stronghold, as they have taken over an anti matter power plant and want the unconditional surrender of the colonist planets it is powering.

Failure to comply will result in the aliens allowing the plant to go into Critical Mass, creating a black hole which will wipe out all the colonies.

The player has a skimmer craft with which to try and reach the Power Plant, and take out the various enemies along the way, if the craft is destroyed, the player can continue on foot, but this is slow and way more dangerous.

Played in an isometric desert landscape, this is a fast passed arcade style game.





Platform : ZX Spectrum
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Encore
Authors : Durell (Simon Francis, Julian Breeze)
Date : 1990

Other Software by Encore:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Space Harrier (Encore) Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette Unknown
Ghosts n Goblins (Encore) Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette Unknown
A Question of Sport Encore Encore Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Commando Encore Acorn Electron Cassette Unknown
1942 Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette Unknown
Commando Encore BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Passing Shot Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette Unknown
Frank Bruno's Boxing encore Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Airwolf 2 Encore/Elite Amstrad CPC464 cassette Unknown
Overlander Encore Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Buggy Boy (Encore) Encore Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Airwolf (Encore) Encore Amstrad CPC 464 Cassette 1984
Frank Bruno's Boxing Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1985
Grand National Elite Systems (Re-release by encore) ZX Spectrum Cassette 1985
Saboteur Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1986
Scooby-Doo Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Scooby Doo Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1986
Paperboy Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1986
Bombjack Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1986
BombJack II Encore Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1986
Paperboy (Encore) Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1986
Saboteur II Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1986
Airwolf Encore BBC Micro Cassette 1986
PaperBoy (Encore) Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Escape from Singe's Castle (Encore Re-release) Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Thundercats (Encore) Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1987
Batty Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1987
3DC Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
3DC Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Airwolf 2 (Encore) Hit-Pak (re-release by Encore) ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Saboteur Encore/Elite Amstrad CPC464 cassette 1988
Live & Let Die Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
Frank Bruno's Boxing (Encore) Encore/Elite Commodore C16 / Commodore Plus 4 Cassette 1988
Frank Bruno's World Championship Boxing Encore/Elite Commodore C16 / Commodore Plus 4 Cassette 1988
Combat Lynx Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
Commando Encore Amstrad CPC Cassette 1988
Buggy Boy (Encore) Elite Systems (Re-release by encore) ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
Bombjack (Encore) Encore Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
Overlander (Encore) Encore/Elite Amstrad CPC464 cassette 1988
Spitfire Encore Commodore 64 Cassette 1989
A Question of Sport Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1989
Spitfire Encore/Elite Amstrad CPC464 cassette 1989
Critical Mass Encore ZX Spectrum Cassette 1990

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH55431. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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