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Game #3867
Paratrooper   Collection: WISE Games
Action   Arcade

Rating: 8.68 (32 votes)

Paratrooper box cover

Paratrooper screenshot
Before Windmill Software and CHAMProgramming, Orion Software was one of the first game developers that specialized in creating PC "clones" of well-known arcade games, usually from the extensive catalogs of Atari, Taito, or William. Lack of originality or official license notwithstanding, their games are excellent conversions of famous classics that, surprisingly enough, often look and play better than official PC ports. Aside from great gameplay, Orion games are also notable for being coded with a built-in timer - which means they work at the right speed even on modern computers. Kudos to the designer Greg Kuperberg for having such foresight.. it's not so often you find a 1983 game that doesn't need to be slowed down :-) If you can't get enough of Q*Bert, Pac-Man, or Paratrooper, check out these excellent classics that truly stand the test of time.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Greg Kuperberg
Developer: Orion Software
Publisher: Orion Software
Year: 1982
Software Copyright: Orion Software
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Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: CHAMP Astrorocks, Robotron: 2084, Joust

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