5 /5

In 1984, a DOS game was released by Cory Bruening. The game was called Encounter and belongs to Action genre. Play it online by clicking here.

Encounter description

Early shoot ‘em up with a very dark plot.

Aliens invaded our home world and destroyed the planet on which we lived. The player is the only surviving representative of its kind, which managed to get on a spaceship and take it into orbit and in a desperate act of revenge start to make their way to the flagship aliens. That's really the situation where you have nothing to lose except his life! However, with the amendment that in Encounter we have three of them.

We move along the bottom edge of the screen, shoot at the opponents (at first there will be only two) and dodging their fire and debris of the planet (just think of the depth of the dramatic events). On the right side of the screen is the interface that displays the remaining life of the fuel (its depletion leads to the loss) and glasses. Once both of the enemy will be knocked down, a few new - to destroy them you want as long as we will not be allowed to the next level, and the exact amount required for the progress of the killings is unknown. But the further we go, the more shards, the enemy will fight more aggressive and then will add a little number.

It may seem funny for the 1984 games, but the Encounter is full of graphic bugs: the ghosts in our shells and the boat will sometimes get stuck in space, and the main menu is to give weird artifacts. However, the gameplay is a little hurting. Unlike audio, which is presented not only squeaks, but also an unpleasant buzz.

At the same time, in terms of the gameplay Encounter is interesting for its complexity - if the first level has been easy and simple, then what is happening on the screen makes you move closer and ultimately focus. So the spirit of old hardcore here alive.

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