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Game #4265
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Tombstone City    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Fanmade Remakes
Action   Arcade

Rating: 7 (8 votes)

Tombstone City box cover

Tombstone City screenshot
Tombstone City is an excellent fanmade remake of Texas Instrument's oldie of the same name, released at the dawn of desktop PCs in 1981. Your objective is simple: stay alive as long as possible to make the high scores table. You can shoot harmless bushes and monsters, and can get inside blue cages to protect yourself against the monsters. Cages and cacti where monsters are about to appear (in one-two seconds) will be brighter than the rest, so you have only a split second to move to a safer place. More monsters appear each day you stay alive, so you have to move fast and shoot faster.

This Windows remake (Linux version available at the official site) is very faithful to the original, down to the simple graphics and unobtrusive interface. The game does not have the same addictive quality as Atari's classics, but it is still captivating enough to glue you to the computer during coffee breaks and make you miss the golden days when games could really sell by virtue of gameplay alone. Recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Florent Bedoiseau
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2003
Software Copyright: Florent Bedoiseau
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP, Linux, Solaris
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site (archived)
If you like this game, try: Ant Attack PC, Attack of The Mutant Camels, Robotron X

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