99: The Last War

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Today’s classic gaming video features the 1985 Shoot-Em Up,  99 The Last War or Son of Phoenix as it is known in the U.S. Released by Proma your mission is to prevent an invasion from the evil Aquila Empire. Sadly, it appears you are the only person who can do this in your land-based vehicle which must fight wave after wave of enemies.

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The game plays like a mix between Galaga and Space invaders and features a shield button as well as a fire button. You can activate the shield before the vessel’s energy meter depletes to protect yourself against incoming missiles. Backgrounds depict a variety of locales, from futuristic cityscapes to moon surfaces, but it was 1985 so all the backgrounds are just static images.

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