Gorgon (video game)
Screenshot from the Apple II
|Developer(s)||Sirius Software, Inc.|
|Publisher(s)||Sirius Software, Inc.|
|Release date(s)||June 1981|
|Genre(s)||Horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up|
Gorgon is a clone of the arcade game Defender, a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, for the Apple II. It was programmed by Nasir Gebelli and published by Sirius Software in June 1981. By June 1982 the game had sold 23,000 copies, making it one of the best-selling computer games at the time. There was also a version of this game for DOS around the same time period, though it is apparently a rare item today.
In Gorgon, the player flies a spaceship across a side-scrolling landscape while protecting civilians on the ground from aliens that drop down from the top of the screen to try to carry them off.
Electronic Games called Gorgon "another winner from ace designer Nasir" and "fine home version" of Defender, only criticizing its lack of joystick support. BYTE stated that Gorgon "is well programmed and much more enjoyable than the arcade version ... [it] should provide many hours of enjoyment".
- Callamaras, Peter V (December 1981). "Gorgon". BYTE. p. 90. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- Gorgon at MobyGames
- "List of Top Sellers". Computer Gaming World 2 (5): 2. September–October 1982.
- "Computer Playland". Electronic Games. 1981-01. p. 38. Retrieved 28 January 2015. Check date values in:
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