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Omega Race - Commodore 64

Publisher:Commodore Electronics Ltd.  ?              No-Intro:Omega Race (USA, Europe)
Developer:Bally Manufacturing Corporation  ?              GoodName:Omega Race (5377)
Year:1982              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Shooter              MAME:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:N/A

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Also on: Arcade, Atari 2600, Coleco Vision, Commodore VIC-20, Sega Genesis, Sega Nomad


(Arcade Version)
In game image of Omega Race on the Commodore 64.
In Game
Title screen of Omega Race on the Commodore 64.
Title Screen
Box cover for Omega Race on the Commodore 64.
Advert for Omega Race on the Commodore 64.
(Arcade Version)

This is a remake of a Bally-Midway arcade game. You control a spaceship and shoot down the enemy "Droid" ships that attack you. Your ship must survive Droid-dropped mines too--but you can shoot them too. The last ship of the Droid flights goes into a spiraling pattern.

There is no end to this game. Rather, it is a game in which you try to get the highest score, or complete the highest number of levels.

You control a small triangle that is your ship. The ship can turn, move forward (with thrusters) and fire. Movement is one of the games challenges; once the ship is moving, it can only be slowed by turning the nose in the opposite direction and use the thrusters. While doing that, the ship is unable to fire toward anything it is in motion toward.

Bouncing also comes into play during movement. When the ship hits the side of the screen, a wall of force appears, and the ship bounces. You don't have control over where the ship bounces, and must take time to regain control, before you run into an enemy ship and die.

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