Oids

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Oids
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
FTL Games
FTL Games
Shoot-em-Up
Atari ST and Apple Macontosh
Retail Features
single-player
Main Credits
Dan Hewitt
United Nations International Release Date(s)
1987
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Oids is a video game released in 1987 by FTL Games.The game was originally released on the Atari ST, followed by a conversion for the Apple Macintosh. The Atari ST version was a cult favorite in the UK, where it received rave reviews.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game follows in the footsteps of classics such as Asteroids, Gravitar and Thrust, with its inertia based movement, controls and shield. The main activity in the game is rescuing abused android slaves (the "Oids" of the title,) and there is rather more emphasis on arcade action than the slower paced gameplay of Gravitar and Thrust. In this sense it is similar to the Apple II game Choplifter.

The game included a level editor, allowing players to create additional content for the game.

Reception[edit | edit source]

The game was reviewed in 1988 in Dragon #137 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 5 out of 5 stars.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lesser, Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk (September 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (137): 88–93. 

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