Monday, April 17, 2017

Starburst


Starburst is a shareware game by Chris Skellern that grants us the gratifying experience of blowing everything up!! It's actually based on an old Sinclair QL game which is such an obscure oddity if there ever was one. Aesthetically, this isn't going to blow your mind with its 8-Bit graphics but I loved this and was reminded of Harrier Attack somewhat. The chipmusic is superb with in-game sampled sound effects that aren't all that bad.

The objective is to find six power bases and decimate them before attempting the ultimate goal of killing the super brain... Oooooh!! Pilot your spaceship through lots of rocky caverns, destroying everything and when I say everything I really do mean everything. Directional firing is available using the keypad, which I've demonstrated here.

What explosive fun this game is - I absolutely love Starburst. Stop thinking and destroy everything. Awesome!!

LINKS

 - The awesome Stonish website has Starburst on this Menu CD: Serenade #37.
 - Beat my high score if you can. No cheating!!