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  • Publisher: Andy Hayes
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 46.3 MB
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Price: $3.99
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App description: In 1986 Firebird released a deviously fiendish physics based space explorer on Commodore 64 and many other 8-bit home computer systems. Thrust 30 Celebrates the 30th anniversary of Jeremy Smith's Thrust.

The game features simple 2d vector graphics, a physics engine, limpet guns, and an orb. You control a ship, and your task on each level is to collect the orb, by means of a tractor beam which, when attached complicates the gravitational and thrust forces acting on your ship. making escaping the cave style level layouts require extraordinary skill and control. Then fly the orb upwards into space where you will automatically hyperspace to the next level.

Bonus points are awarded for destroying limpet guns, power stations and collecting or destroying fuel cells located on the planets' surfaces.

This game contains all 6 classic levels based on the original Spectrum game's version."speed run" and "endless" game modes are also available in Options > General...

More level packs will become available in the future. Happy Thrusting!

Music (Titles): Martin Keary
Music (In Game): Matt Gray
Sound Fx: Matt Gray
Sprites and Level Backgrounds: Martin Keary
Level Maps and Effects: Andy Hayes
Programming: Andy Hayes
Original: Jeremy Smith

retroboy27's comments:

11-30-2017, 01:43 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,293
Plays really well. Just as hard as the original. Cant beleive its been 30 years. Remember buying this from the huge yearly computer show in London when it first came out.
11-30-2017, 03:08 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 278
Really excellent game
11-30-2017, 08:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 19
Yeah, I am surprised at how well the controls work, something that is imperative on a game like this.

And it certainly hasnt been made easier than it was 30 years ago when I first played!!
11-30-2017, 10:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,293
Yep this was bard as anything back then. One of the best 1.99 cheapies ever on the 8 bits