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Nebulus

Nebulus
GenreArcade Platform
DeveloperHewson
PublisherHewson
Released1988
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
Nebulus is a computer game with some distinctive unique features in its scenario. The game was published by Hewson in late 80s for Spectrum ZX, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes and DOS computers.
 
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NebulusINFO
Nebulus is a platform game with some distinctively unique features. Your character, a small frog-like, green creature called Pogo, is on a mission to destroy eight towers that were built onto the sea surface.

STORY / GAMEPLAY
As Pogo, you are spawned via a submarine and have to climb from the bottom finding your to the top of each tower. The towers are cylinder shaped and have ledges on their outside, either horizontal forming stairs or connected via elevators. Along your way there are several enemies (Aliens) flying or jumping around (mostly bouncing balls) and upon collision they will instantly send you at a lower ground or directly into the sea. It must be pointed that there are a few platforms that cannot bear your weight so they easily break and Pogo falls all the way down. OK, although the gameplay is quite interesting (and unique), Nebulus is among the most difficult games to play so I think that the 3 lives given are way too short to survive on a time-limited quest!

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The ZX Spectrum version is colorful enough for its palette limitations. Although the towers and sprites have black and white coloring the sea at the very bottom has a few shades of blue. The sprites are nicely animated while the action is fast enough (similar to the CPC but inferior to the much smoother C64 counterpart). The ZX version features a few in-game sound effects and also a cool introductory tune.

GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64/128 and Atari ST versions of the game.
 
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Gameplay sample
 
Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
Hardware information

ZX Spectrum

ZX SpectrumCPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB
GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations.
SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility
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The ZX Spectrum (default) color palette
3bit RGBi 15-colors palette (15 on screen)
 
Comments
comment on 2015-01-16 16:24:23
rogerjowettJoin Date: 2014-08-22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjTpFR0oYQ we can now run zx spectrum software at the full 6MHz checkout the snaper disks on teh velesoft site
 
comment on 2015-01-19 22:02:52
ndialJoin Date: 2009-06-03
Hi Roger. Ok, nice to see your work on youtube. Nice work dude, I didn t expect Sam Coupe to be that good really. But please do not post here and there the same stuff. Not a big deal really, but it would be better to leave a relevevant (to the review) comment too :-)
 
 
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