Uridium 2: Dedicated shoot-’em-up fans will no doubt love it
You pilot a Manta spacecraft and fly over huge alien dreadnoughts. Your job? To completely obliterate them. You have to attack all aerial and ground targets and locate the master runaway. Once you’ve located and landed on the runway, you are transported down into the dreadnought main generator chamber. The dreadnought is already severely damaged, but it can only be destroyed by blowing up the reactor core. Once destroyed, you will progress to the next level. The Manta is capable of firing a number of different weapons. The standard weapons are twin wing-mounted cannons. If you pick up a bonus pod you will power-up and obtain a different form of armament. Some – like the lasers – have infinite shots and will remain on the Manta until it is destroyed, whereas others – like homing missiles – are limited in number. Uridium 2 will please a lot of shoot-’em-up fans. It’s fast and furious and you do get to shoot loads of things in a vicious psychopathic kinda way. The graphics are very nice indeed, especially when you consider the minute size of them. The original Uridium was one of the best games to appear on the Commodore 64. In fact, in 1986, it collected more awards for gameplay than you could shake a stick at.