Obliterator is an arcade adventure game developed and published by Psygnosis in 1988 for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, and Atari.
Obliterator is an arcade adventure game developed and published by Psygnosis in 1988 for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, and Atari. It was ported to DOS, ZX Spectrum, and MSX the following year.
The game itself is a science fiction platform game and features a control scheme similar to the earlier Psygnosis title, Barbarian. Obliterator is the first Psygnosis title that included background music.
Taking control of the last living Obliterator, Drak, your mission is to save the Earth from the encroaching alien menace. Drak is transported inside the alien mothership and he needs to find a way to initiate the self-destruct sequence. Once that is done, he needs to find a way off the ship. Your overall score during the game determines how much time you get for getting off the ship. There are of course multiple aliens standing in the way of his mission and he will need to take care of them. The ship also has a very labyrinthian setup that will not make navigation easy. Though considered a platform game, your character does not have the ability to jump. He can run, barrel roll, fire his weapon, and ride lifts and teleporters.
Obliterator got decent reviews when it was released, notably for its graphics and the amazing music composed by David Whittaker. Those who like Psygnosis titles will definitely want to take this one for a spin. Though fans of the arcade adventure genre would probably enjoy this one, as long as you like to shoot everything in sight.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 5 July 2017 9:06 pm