Light Force (video game)
|Publisher(s)||Faster Than Light|
|Platform(s)||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum|
Light Force is a vertically scrolling shooter released by Faster Than Light in 1986 for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC. The player controls a spaceship which must defeat waves of attacking enemies over five different levels.
The Regulus system is under attack by aliens. A single Terran fighter of the "Light Force" of Galactic Fighter Command must defeat the invaders and rescue their hostages.
- Sinclair User: "The ultimate blaster, Light Force is mindless destruction at its very best. An essential purchase."
- Crash: "The graphics are THE BEST that I have seen on a Spectrum shoot 'em up ... large, colourful and very fast, and the background scrolling is excellent. Sound is a touch disappointing, as there are no tunes, but the effects more than make up for that. Gameplay is extremely compelling but very hard, which can be a little disheartening. I'd recommend this to everyone who likes a good shoot 'em up..."
- The game won the award for best graphics of the year according to the readers of Crash, and was nominated in two other categories. The Spectrum version was rated number 26 in the "Your Sinclair Official Top 100 Games of All Time."