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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type          : Arcade; Shoot-'em-up; INVADERS clone

Author             : Clive Webster  

Standalone Release(s)   : 1983: BIRDS OF PREY, Romik, £5.99

Compilation Release(s)   : None

Stated compatibility    : Electron

Actual compatibility    :

Supplier            : ROMIK, 272 Argyll Avenue, Slough, BERKS

Disc compatibility     : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00




"BIRDS OF PREY is a game of skill and reflexes (there are four skill levels). The birds swoop down from space, bombing you as they do so, then they circle menacingly, still dropping bombs. There are other hazards as well! - A game that nobody can beat!!"


BIRDS OF PREY is a very skillful game. The object of which is to get the highest score possible.


You start with three lives and get a bonus life every third time that you clear the screen.


You are attacked by:- Swoopers, Kamakazee Birds and Death Bombs. The Birds start off in formation at the top of the screen, with Swoopers peeling off from the formation, and coming in to attack, and then circling, bombing you whilst they do so. Kamakazee Birds also peel off from the formation, and then swoop at you as they descend. If they miss you they go off the bottom of the screen, re-appearing at the top.


You are also periodically attacked by Death Bombs. If you do not shoot them before they reach the bottom of the screen, you lose one life.



Birds whilst in formation;

White = 10,   Yellow = 20,   Red = 30,   Circling Swoopers = 50,   Death Bombs = 70.


Kamakazee Birds are worth 100 points.


Game Controls

Z - Left,   X - Right,   <SHIFT> - Fire

Alternatively, use a joystick.


Q/W - Sound Off/On,   P - Pause On/Off,   <ESCAPE> - Quit (While Paused)



Instructions' Source   : BIRDS OF PREY (Romik) Back & Inner Inlay


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