Plasmatron by CRL

plasmatrongamePublisher: CRL
Developer: Unknown
Release Date: 1987
GFX: Unknown
Music: Bob Hartshorne
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 80%
Completed by Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

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Yet another CRL game conquered. This time it’s Plasmatron. It’s a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up. It’s an average game, with decent enough graphics. It looks and plays a bit differently from your run of the mill 2D shoot-em-up. You have to shoot or avoid the oncoming enemies in an attempt to reach the landing bay at the end of the game. There’s a tricky section with large asteroids on the way, so you will need to be on your game.
The backgrounds and sprites are ok and it’s quite smooth – it just lacks a bit of pizzazz to make it stand out.
Worth checking out if you fancy a blast.
Coming in to land
The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used an infinite energy / lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: If you make it to the end, and get past the large alien spaceship – your craft switches to autopilot and lands on the landing bay of the building below. A door seems to open on the craft, and the game ends.
Neil: A congratulations wouldn’t have gone a miss. This ending isn’t very good. 3/10.
Vinny: Hmmm… I really can’t see what’s going on with this ending. Definitely lacklustre! 2/10 from me!
FINAL SAY: Seriously lacking in excitement this one. Very boring.

G.E. RATING: 2.5 / 10

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