W.A.R - A BBC Micro game from 1986 makes its way on to the Atari XL/XE


Don't worry Atari XL/XE owners we haven't forgotten about you, as just moments ago thanks to our good friend Saberman contacting us through Facebook, we've been told Fandal and Poison has ported the BBC Micro game 'W.A.R' over to the Atari XL/XE. A top down scrolling Shoot em up which was originally developed by Michael Archer and released in 1986 by Martech, which also saw an Amstrad CPC version supporting one of the first commercial mice in the form of the AMX Mouse.


As noted by the game description from (HERE). A huge chain of cylinders are heading to Earth to conquer us from an advanced and warlike alien race. Inside each cylinders are cities, fields, factories, power stations and military bases, everything an invading force needs to colonize another planet. Several attempts have been made to destroy this chain but all have failed, until now. You are Earth's last hope as you fly your craft above the surface of the cylinders in attempt to stop them but Droidans patrol the cylinders and will try to destroy you over eight levels. You are armed with a gun and you can either blast or avoid the waves of Droidans but if you are hit by one then you lose one of five lives.

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