Mine Storm
for Vectrex

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Company: GCE
Year: 1981
Genre: Action
Theme: Flight / Science Fiction
Language: English
Licence: Commercial
Views: 23450
Review by Johann67 (2002-08-21)

One of the easier games for the Vectrex, it is also the one that was in-built, instead of cassette-based. When the game starts, a UFO drops some mine-eggs. These eggs hatch into full-grown mines which move around, and which, if you shoot them with your space-ship, will explode and cause two eggs with smaller but faster mines to hatch. Destroy all mines to finish a level, but beware of the UFO which will return to lay some more mines each level! There are five types of mine, normal mines, mines that shoot back when destroyed, homing mines, homing mines that shoot back and invisible mines that shoot back.

If you move your space-ship off the map, you will re-appear on the other side. Unfortunately, mines do the same. If you're in real trouble, you can teleport from a location to a new one, but you can't control the destination, so you have a big chance of ending up in a lot of trouble, or even inside a mine.

This game, being one of the first released for the Vectrex, doesn't have music, but it does have sound effects. And, the animation when you go to a new level is real nice for its time.

Overall, a game worth checking out. It might not come with an ending movie, but it will surely give you great pleasure, unless you don't like games without 3d effects. Since you visited this site, I doubt that will be the case.

(game included in the DVE package)

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For an Asteroids clone, it was at least different enough to hold interest and was sure addictive. It was a great game to come with the system.