#266 Gravity Power

Posted: 30th July 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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530th played so far


Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up
Platform: Amiga
Year of Release: 1994
Developer: Bits Productions

To be honest, Gravity Power seems to be a Lunar Lander ‘inspired’ game. Not too inspiring to be honest, although we’ll see.

Oddly enough, this was an upgraded version of an earlier released game, initially released with a magazine (to encourage you to buy the magazine). It was good enough to make it in here.

Our Thoughts

Gravity Power is a simple game. A 1 vs 1 Lunar Lander-style shooter, not unlike Gravity Crash, just not as… impressive, really. And you need to take off from the ground. Oh, and it’s two player only (or at least the AI player never worked for me – Amiga games are troublesome to play now), which really limited the appeal of this game for me.

I can see how, once you get used to the controls, this can be a very fun game, and there is a lot of variety in the levels. It’s just that the setup doesn’t work well. The game looks fine, but would have been dated even at the time.

Final Thoughts

I tried the game, and as close minded, it didn’t work for me. The book says it was once considered by some to be the second greatest game – it doesn’t feel that way to me. These days, just skip ahead to Gravity Crash.