Clas­sic Mo­ments: Star­quake

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All the best bits from this space-themed Speccy side-scroller

» Plat­form: ZX Spec­trum » re­leased: 1985 » de­vel­oper: Stephen crow, Bub­ble BUS

You are BLOB and your job is to stop the un­sta­ble planet that you’ve been sent to from ex­plod­ing. Such an ex­plo­sion would cause a chain re­ac­tion lead­ing to other plan­ets in its so­lar sys­tem fol­low­ing suit, thus cre­at­ing a sit­u­a­tion of which the game’s ti­tle al­ludes to. Should you not want this to hap­pen, you’d bet­ter get on with your mis­sion of re­plac­ing the planet’s core el­e­ments and bring­ing sta­bil­ity once more. Delv­ing into the in­ner (and outer) realms of the planet, there are nine el­e­ment pieces for you to find, but know­ing which ones are needed is an­other thing. The only way you’ll know for cer­tain is by find­ing the core. The core is an in­ter­est­ing place, wait­ing for you are images of the re­quired el­e­ments, some of which take the form of ran­dom items rang­ing from floppy disks, light bulbs and other house­hold goods. Add a rel­e­vant piece to the core and the screen will go crazy – flash­ing mul­ti­ple colours and mak­ing some quite ter­ri­fy­ing noises. It may well be an as­sault on your eye­balls, but at least you know you’re on the right track.

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