February 12, 2023 by AtariCrypt
Once again, pesky aliens are giving us Earthlings lots of grief. We previously fought them off but they managed to pinch a time machine so are using that to alter history and wreak havoc by taking crucial hostages from each period in an attempt to halt their influence. From the invention of the wheel in prehistoric times to England's King Arthur uniting Britain! And where would any of us be today without Japan and its technical wizardry? Yep, we cannot allow this - the fight is on!
March 21, 2021 by ST Graveyard
What an accomplishment this game is. Created with such a small team, the result is really amazing. The game oozes creative passion. While the gameplay is really well balanced, it is a tough cookie, very hard from time to time with its moments of sheer frustration. As of level 3, timing becomes key. You will need to practice and learn the levels to complete this game, there are so many bad guys on screen it sometimes gets a bit hard to take.
April 4, 2020 by Morcar
Graphically, it's also nice on the eyes with well-defined graphics and animation. You really get the feeling that the developers put some thought and love into the game. Remember what I said about the large levels? Well these are wonderful and are very different to each other, they also scroll fairly smooth in all four directions.
In the mid 80's Atari was approached by a company called Nintendo. They asked if Atari was interested in distributing their new 8 bit system. At that time, Jack Tramiel was head of the Atari company. He declined the offer, saying Atari wanted to stop releasing consoles and focus on personal computers instead! So in the end, Nintendo had to distribute the consoles themselves ... In just a few months, they wiped Atari from the throne!
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It is a fun two player game in which one player plays the Robber and one player plays the Cop. Here are the full instructions:
As the robber, you must rob five banks while avoiding the cop.
To rob a bank, hold the fire button down while driving over a bank
crosswalk. After a few seconds the crosswalk will disappear, and you
have robbed a bank.
As the cop, you must seek and capture the robber before he robs the banks. Use the police radar to determine the robber's location.
Gas stations are found thoughout the city and will need to be
used when your gas runs low. Hold the fire button down and drive
over the crosswalk to get gas, then let go of the joystick. If you
move your joystick or when you are full of gas, the pump will stop.
Running out of gas will cause the car to move slow.
Various places in the city have shortcut roads. these are evident by
their light green color. The robber drives faster over shortcuts than
Be carefull of oil slicks and greased railroad tracks, they make you
F Faster Speeds up game play.
S Slower Slow down game play.
M Music Toggles music off and on.
Q Quit Quits the game, and returns to Menu.
Editing and Building Cities
When building and editing cities, there are two things to keep in
mind. 1)When building roads and bridges, avoid building them running
lengthwise along a grid line. 2)DO NOT build smaller roads and/or
shortcuts roads next to each other.
Use the joystick to select a position to build. Using the fire
button, adds a block to the city.
G Draws grid showing city block separation.
E Erases grid.
N Chooses nighttime colors.
D Chooses daytime colors.
Q Quit to main menu.
< > Selects character to build with.
To save and load cities select 'S' or 'L' from the main menu. Then,
enter the filename and make sure to enter '.MAP' at the end of the
Select 'C' from the main menu to create a map. A blank screen
will appear with two white blocks showing the starting positions of
the cop and robber. The cursor will also appear in the middle of the
screen as a white square. All editing features are the same as in the
REMEMBER, when you load or create a city the one in memory will be
Anyone with any memories of this or other Outland Quest Software games please share!!
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