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Nebulus

version: pal - year: 1987 - developer: john philips - publisher: hewson - format: c64, tape - condition: mint - rarity: uncommon

Review - I remember playing this game eons ago, on a pirated compilation disk which I bought at the local newspaper agent.

Over 20 years later, I got an original copy, but I am not sure now hewson really benefited from this ;)

Anyways, Nebulus is a work of genius. The aim of the game is to climb to the top of a tower in order to destroy it and then move to the next one via a side-scrolling submarine shooting level.

The tower levels are technically really impressive, as you move around them in what looks like Mode 7 effects on the C64! Timing, memorization and being clever are the weapons you should count on when trying to get to the top of the tower.

Once this is done, the tower crumbles to pieces and you find yourself in control of a submarine in a shooting section, travelling to the next tower.

The underwater sections are not only fun, but they also introduce some variety to the gameplay. They look insanely good too, with several layers of smooth parallax scrolling giving them an unprecedented level of depth, at least for Commodore's 8 bit computer!

Bottom line: a true masterpiece, still very playable today! 9/10


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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