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A remake of one of my absolute favourite ZX Spectrum games.

Highway Encounter is a strategy/action game played in a 3D isometric perspective.     You must successfully chaperone a bomb along a long stretch of highway to the   alien base at the end. There are 30 screens to pass through filled with hazards that   threaten to block your progress. Players control a robotic "Vorton" and one of the   things that provides Highway Encounter with its unique appeal is that the bomb is   constantly being pushed onwards by your extra lives - four more Vortons   accompanying you along the highway. A key strategic element to the game is for   the player vorton to travel several screens ahead of the bomb to clear a safe path.   This can be done by temporarily blocking the bomb's forward motion, However, if   the bomb is left unguarded it is possible for all your extra lives to be lost without   the main vorton being destroyed once. When all spare lives are lost, the main   vorton must manually push the bomb.

The Spectrum version was voted no.40 in the Your Sinclair official top 100 games of all time, though in my opinion should have ranked a lot higher. A sequel, Alien Highway, was released in 1986 but for me it didn't have the same magic as the original.

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AuthorLangford Productions
TagsRetro, ZX Spectrum


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Highway Encounter.exe 44 MB

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