When it comes to ZX Spectrum homebrew games from the community of the World of Spectrum forums, there hasn't been a week gone by that we haven't been impressed by what was on offer. Today's action blasting shooter of -= LIRUS=- developed by Denis Grachev and friends is no exception. Originally created in 1998 and now restored and recreated with original levels and ideas, -= LIRUS =- is a game about the destruction of virus's that are spreading and becoming ever more dangerous.
What sets this arcade shooter apart from many of the others isn't just the fact that this game has multiple files provided for either a 48k or 128k, but they've also provided a party edition with a gorgeous loading screen and different style of brilliant scene tunes. ( Especially noticeable from the party edition and the TRD ) . But in regards to the actual game, it's pretty simple in design using blocked pixels but the game play is addictive as hell with loads of levels. As what appears to be a ship, you must collect ammo and then blast big blocked virus pixels before they pretty much take over the entire game screen and kill you. As such the game actually forces you to keep collecting and blasting, as if you stay idle too long you might as well give up.
You'll also be pleased to know that this game is free and downloadable for either a real ZX Spectrum 48k-128k or played using the emulator Spectaculator.
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