Armalyte is one of the best shooters ever created for the Commodore 64.
Armalyte is one of the best shooters ever created for the Commodore 64. This horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot 'em up was developed by Cyberdyne Systems and published by Thalamus in 1988.
The lead developer was Dan Phillips, while Robin Levy, a fantastic artist that would later work on Last Ninja 3, Myth and Ruff 'n' Tumble, made the graphics and level design.
Armalyte is made of 8 long levels, at the end of which you will find a boss. The game is not easy, that's why it's best played in 2. Thank god, when you are alone, you will have a "drone" following you and helping you destroy the enemies.
It's not easy to emulate Armalyte because it requires joystick and keyboard. We mapped the controls so that you can play even on a laptop. The Commodore key (used to switch power weapon) is the Ctrl key. To start the game, you have to use the Run key (mapped to the Esc key). You can use the space bar to tell the drone to stop. Joysticks are emulated with WASD+Left Alt and Cursors+Right Alt, unless you have real joysticks of course.
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