• Developer: Daisysoft
D. Sorrell, M. Smale
J & S Rowlands, S. Hall
J & S Rowlands
ZZAP64 Game Rating:
Our Game Rating:
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& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Scorpius is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up by
Silverbird. For £1.99, I can't really fault it. It's not
very original, and some of the levels are a complete rip
off of games such as R-Type, but for a few quid it is
one of the best budget shoot-em-ups I have played in a
long time. You control an aqua glider rather than a
spaceship, and your mission is to investigate a toxic
gas leak in the underwater tunnels of the planet LRV
1168. You can collect various power-ups to increase your
vehicle's armoury, firepower or speed. The graphics are
good, it plays smoothly and there are a couple of long
levels to beat - all with different backgrounds and
enemies. This is a game that I missed out on back in the
eighties, and I think I would have been very pleased if
I had purchased it. Great value for money.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final end of level enemy is destroyed, you get
a short ending message. The message reads
'Congratulations. You have defeated Scorpius. Mission
Once the final end of level enemy is destroyed, you get a
short ending message. The message reads 'Congratulations.
You have defeated Scorpius. Mission completed'.
- Vinny: I'd
never played this game prior to Neil sending in the
ending and so it's all new to me. Whilst researching the
game for this site, I noticed that it involved John &
Steve Rowlands of Creatures fame. I automatically
expected a good game, which, in essence, is what you
get. Unfortunately I'm a little disappointed in the
ending and feel that the programmers could have done
something a little special. A score of 2/10 seems about
right to me.
- Brendan Phoenix:
Never even heard of this game. The standard generic
message - yawn. Growing tiresome now.
- Andy Vaisey: An
'okayish' game crippled by a waste of time ending.
- Andrew Fisher:
One of a fleet of R-Type clones that never lived up to
expectations... shame the ending is so poor after a
- Gaz Spence: The
game's greatest significance is definitely the the
Rowland Bros involvement in it. The ending is typical
I'm gutted the end is so poor. All this game needed was
a good ending to make it the complete budget
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