Year of Release1986
The Advertising Blurb
LIGHTFORCE is for VENGEANCE........
LIGHTFORCE is the Punishment Arm of Galactic Fighter Command.
When a Terran-settled system at the edge of the galaxy is seized by an alien force, revenge comes in the form of a lone LIGHTFORCE figter.
LIGHTFORCE confronts aliens in a dazzling battle above the strange landscapes of the Ice-Planet, the Jungle Planet, Alien factories and the impassable Asteroid Belt.
LIGHTFORCE - at the speed of Light - from FTL.
Software HouseFaster Than Light
TypeVertical Scrolling Shoot-'em-Up
Comments1986 Crash Readers Award for Best Graphics, Sinclair User Classic, C + VG Hit Game.
Original RatingCrash 91% Crash Smash
Review:The Spectrum was never good at shoot-'em-ups and it was widely thought that such games would have to stick to a single colour to avoid serious colour clash. That was until this game was released which proved the so-called experts wrong.
The combination of colourful graphics and top quality action was breath taking at the time and this is still one of the very best action games ever released for the Spectrum. Of course this sort of game has improved vastly with later computers that do not suffer the palette limitations of the Spectrum but it is still playable. Highly recommended!