STORY / GAMEPLAY
You are Stryx, a product of Project Alpha Secure, the most powerful and smartest machine ever invented. Half man, half robot, you are in business and the only one that can stop those wicked Cyborgs. You'll have to work hard by blasting hordes of revolting creatures and rescuing the keys to the Lifeforce. So, Stryx, you better get your jet pack ready for some high level robot stomping through the immensely complex underground world of Dome cities. It's a tough assignment and time is running out. Apart from your normal laser weapon there are loads of smart bombs available that can activated by holding the fire button pressed. The game is pretty challenging since the screen is overcrowded by alien ships of different shapes and capabilities that move in a way you just can't always evade. Also, there are many ground defense systems that shoot in every direction and at the end of each level there is a boss battle with a gigantic spaceship.
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics on the C64 are colorful but I think that too much detail is used (the terrains are overloaded with graphics and sprites) making gameplay difficult to evade enemy fire. Other than that the graphics look really nice and the scrolling is very satisfying! Note that, the game plays smoother compared to the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum versions. The game's sound on the C64 is very appealing and includes an introductory tune as well as an excellent in-game score, thanks to Commodore's mighty SID!
GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga OCS and Sharp X68000 versions of the game.
The Commodore 64 version is at 05:47.