Cytron

Original Platform: Amiga

Cytron is a top-down sci-fi shooter created by Lunatic and published by Psygnosis exclusively for the Amiga in 1992.

Year1992
GenreShooter
Rating3.5

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PublisherPsygnosis
DeveloperLunatic Software
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated1 August 2019
TAGSamiga original game cyborgs maze science fiction top-down walkabout

Game Review

Cytron is a top-down sci-fi shooter created by Lunatic and published by Psygnosis exclusively for the Amiga in 1992.

Designed and programmed by Martin Hall and James Thomas, this title will remind you of Gauntlet, or, even better, Robotron (whose name has probably inspired the creators). The main character is a small robot that will have to find his way across the maze-like levels, trying to destroy enemies and rescue the trapped scientists - yes, the plot has some similarities with D/Generation.

The robot can also split into two independent parts (called "Cyt" and "Ron"), that you can control with mouse and joysticks. This creates interesting gameplay solutions since you will have to use the different characteristics of the two units to solve puzzles. Because of this, we can also add Head Over Heels to the list of references.

Some people are very fond of this game, that can be quite addictive. The only problem is sometimes you have the impression to play an 8-bit game, despite the hi-quality graphics and music. This was probably the main problem of Cytron, that could have been a success if released a few years before.

Review by: Manu
Published: 13 August 2019, 12:47 pm


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Amiga version 1.02 - Language: EN - Size: 8.58 Mb

Amiga version 1.02 - Language: EN - Size: 9.15 Mb


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