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Earth Dies Screaming by 20th Century Fox on the Atari 2600

Save the Earth from the diabolical Trillians. They have set up Attack Bases which launch Kamikaze Satellites and Trillian Fighters.

General Information

Developer - Sirius Software, Dan Thompson (Programmer)

Publisher - 20th Century Fox

Release - Apr, 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single player

Genre - Shooter, Action, Sci-fi / futuristic

You must stop them! Every Satellite that gets by you will explode on Earth and drain your energy sources. Every time your Space Destroyer is hit by Trillian Fighter fire, more energy is lost. To regain energy, you must seek out a Trillian Attack Base and destroy it. It is very important to keep your energy level high. If you lose it all, the Trillians will have a celebration as the Earth dies screaming.

You are a space destroyer defending Earth against the Trillians. The Trillians are using attack bases to launch Kamikaze satellites and Trillian fighters at Earth.

When a satellite or a fighter gets close, your weapon will automatically track their vertical motion. You must track them horizontally and fire at the right time. You lose energy when a fighter shoots you or when a fighter or satellite explodes on Earth. If you see a fighter with a white stripe (the back of the fighter), keep it on the screen for five seconds and you will come to an attack base. Destroy the attack base to regain energy.

If you lose all your energy, you will explode and the Trillians will celebrate as...The Earth Dies Screaming!


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