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Robot Panic

Robot Panic

SystemVIC-20
Cartridge1

HES

VIC-20

Release Date: 1/1/1982
Manufacturer: HES
 
This cartridge is somewhat unusual in that its release year is 1982 - fairly early in the life of the Vic-20. Space Invaders is largely considered the first "killer app / game" in home gaming. Robot Panic is your typical Space Invaders clone. In all likelihood, it was knocked together in order to cash in on the Space Invaders craze. Having said this, Robot Panic is a frantic and enjoyable game. The player controls a space ship at the bottom of the screen and tries to zap away a variety of unusual shapes as they drop bombs on the player. HES cartridges are somewhat unique in that the author of the program is named on the label of the cartridge.
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