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Starglider was authored by Realtime Software, and published by Rainbird, and is a first person shoot em up, about a war on a moon, where the player and his craft are the only hope against the invading alien forces.

It is a never ending into the screen shoot em up, with the screen full of enemy tanks and walking craft that must be destroyed. Energy can be replenished by docking with a revolving home base, which is also how missiles can be replaced.

Two missiles can be carried at a time, and are used to take down the Starglider, which is a powerful robotic bird like ship that flies over the landscape. It takes two missile hits. the destruction is kind of the end of a level, after which more enemies and another Starglider appear.

The Spectrum version features the clearest speech heard on the machine, with 'Missile launched' declared when one is fired. The missile, must then be guided to it's target.

The game scored extremely highly when launched in 1987, being praised for it's fast moving vector graphics and exciting gameplay.

Platform : Sinclair Spectrum
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Rainbird
Authors : Realtime Software
Date : 1987
Product Code : G1/S

Other Software by Rainbird:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
The Advanced OCP Art Studio Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk Unknown
The Advanced Music System Rainbird Amstrad CPC464 disk Unknown
The Advanced Music System Rainbird Commodore 64/128 5.25" Floppy Disk Unknown
The Oracle's Cave Rainbird Studios ZX Spectrum Cassette 1985
The OCP Art Studio Rainbird Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1986
The Advanced Ocp Art Studio Rainbird Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1986
UMS - The Universal Military Simulator Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1987
Starglider Rainbird Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1987

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