One of the best Amstrad games I ever played with my dad, was the 1986 Firebird release of ' Thrust '. It was an extremely challenging vectored thrust game that required the best of your skills to tractor an orb out from underneath dangerous cave like landscapes. Most your time was spent blasting power stations or avoiding smashing into rocks but the game kept you hooked! Now a developer by the name of kometbomb has created possibly the next best modern style Thrust as ' Gravitus Minus ' for PC and Linux.
Just as in the style of Thrust you must navigate narrow tunnels and bring back the energy core hidden on each of the enemy planets filled with biomechanical weirdness. But beware there are dangers lurking below with powerful weaponry that will blast you to pieces if you are careless. Wipe them out, tractor in some fuel, grab the energy core and make your way out for a successful level!
This is one of the best Indie-Retro games I've played this week! It is a what if Thrust was a modern PC game, especially as it features neat pixel graphics and a chiptune beat you'll want to listen to again and again. Oh and if the game is too easy for you, try the classic mode that will really give you a challenge.
Game by kometbomb
Music and sound effects by n00bstar
Additional graphics and pixel mentoring by iLkKe
Gravitus Minus is well worth a download, welcome back Thrust we missed you!
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