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QL Meteor Storm

Packaging for Sinclair QL Meteor Storm Inlay for Sinclair QL Meteor Storm Leaflet for Sinclair QL Meteor Storm

QL Meteor Storm is based on the classic arcade game "Asteroids". In this game, you are sent by The United Solar Spice, Mining and Space Pilot Training Academy on a short test mission in the meteor belt.

You find yourself in charge of a small space ship in the middle of an asteroid field - as the asteroids come towards you, you need to shoot at them, breaking them into several smaller pieces. Eventually, the pieces are small enough to be destroyed by your blaster, but be careful, if one of them hits your ship, you will be killed. The asteroids do not rotate unfortunately, due to the pressure placed on the authors by Sinclair Research to release the game.

There are also alien spaceships flying about and space mines in amongst the asteroid belt, so another hazard to avoid.

The speed of your space ship is also influenced by the asteroids belt, and inhibitor circuits prevent you from moving quickly when you are surrounded by many large meteors.

Interesting to REMark: The BOOT program of this software was protected with the SPK (Sinclair Production Kit) via FLOAD but the main program mstorm_cde was easily executed with LYBYTES and CALL.


Screenshot of Sinclair QL Meteor Storm
Title: QL Meteor Storm
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Arrakis - Steven Hollywood and Ian Williams
Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd and RWAP Software
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at September 1985: £12.95
Reviews: QL World (October 1985), QL User (December 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: RWAP Software website

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