A N N I H I L A T O R
AN ARCADE QUALITY GAME
FROM BUDGIE UK LICENCEWARE
PROGRAM CODE, GRAPHICS AND SOUND
BY ROBERT HC LEONG (C) 1991
BY GARY WHEATON (C) 1991
Double-click on the file ANNIHIL.TOS to load. The game runs in
low resolution on all Atari STs, and game control is by joystick only.
You control a ship at the base of the screen with the joystick,
firing upwards at the swarm of 'insectoid' alien creatures hovering above.
Your aim - to annihilate them all! Each of the alien creatures requires
several shots to be killed. There are ten formations/stages in all, with
a bonus nasty creature to be dealt with at the end of stage five and ten.
To help you along, there are occasional bonus pills which can be
picked up when certain aliens are killed. These are labelled as follows;
"I" (grey) confers invincibility
"R" (green) confers repeat-fire ability
"3" (blue) confers three-way shots
"S" (gold) repletes the shield
The first three bonuses have only a limited duration: invincibility is
denoted by a blue haze around your ship, while the duration of the other
two are denoted by the length of the blue bar which appears (when the
bonuses are picked up) on the top-left hand corner of the screen. Above
this is a red-green bar which denotes the shield level of the ship - this
is reduced by alien fire or by collision with the aliens. "Game Over" when
this is depleted.
Points are awarded for each alien killed. No points are awarded
for aliens killed on collision with your ship. There is a high score
table for the best five scores. In addition, there is an accuracy rating
based on the percentage of shots which hit their target over the total
number of shots fired.
JOYSTICK - LEFT/RIGHT to move ship
FIRE BUTTON to fire
KEYBOARD - SPACEBAR to pause (then any other key
or fire button to resume game)
ESC to abort current game
Use the keyboard to enter your name on the high-score table.