Cosmic Camouflage

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Cosmic Camouflage
Cosmic Camouflage
Acorn Electron loading screen
Developer(s) Dan Gallagher[1]
Publisher(s) Superior Software
Acornsoft
Platform(s) Acorn Electron
BBC Micro
Release
  • EU: 1988
[2]
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single player

Cosmic Camouflage is a video game for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. It was released in 1988 as the sequel to Acornsoft's Meteors.[3] Both games are clones of the 1979 Atari arcade game Asteroids.

Gameplay[edit]

In game screenshot (BBC Micro). This version uses four colours compared to the Electron's two.

The player controls a spaceship in order to avoid and destroy asteroids. The controls are rotate, thrust and fire. It expands on Meteors by introducing different types of asteroids and enemies, and a limited use camouflage function that allows the player to pass through asteroids and enemies.

Release[edit]

The game was only available on the compilation Play It Again Sam 4, along with Frak!, Spellbinder and either Grand Prix Construction Set (BBC) or Guardian (Electron).[3]

Reception[edit]

Electron User praised the game calling it a "radically improved" game compared to its predecessor, concluding "Cosmic Camouflage is a novel implementation of a classic, and if you enjoyed Meteors you'll love this upgrade". Although individual games weren't given a score, the compilation overall was given a score of 9/10 and awarded "Golden Game" status.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cosmic Camouflage at Acorn Electron World
  2. ^ Cosmic Camouflage at GameFAQs
  3. ^ a b c Reed, M: "Compilation Capers", Electron User, #6.03, December 1988