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Game #1150
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Thexder    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.25 (102 votes)

Thexder box cover

Thexder screenshot
Thexder is a solid PC conversion of Game Arts' hit in Japan, licensed to distribute in the US by Sierra. You control a robot ("mech") that is capable of switching from a 'mech into a jet at any time, wading through levels after levels of high-tech enemies. All the innovation, however, becomes tiresome quickly as you discover that there is no way to save in mid-level, and levels are *huge*. You also can't switch special weapons during a level, which means you'll need to avoid picking up power-ups you don't need in the midst of all the chaos. All this makes for a very difficult game that's fun only to the most expert and masochistic of gamers.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: S. Uesaka & H. Godai
Developer: Game Arts
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1987
Software Copyright: Game Arts
Theme: Science Fiction, Anime
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Matthew Murray's review, Game Over review
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Thexder 2, Thexder 95, Silpheed

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