Similar to Encounter, the 1984 Atari 800 game, Backlash is a first person shooter set on a desolate planet where hostile alien vehicles emerge from the ground. Slow-moving, dodgeable fireballs are used by both the player and the enemies. Progress is indicated by the planet having a day/night cycle, where every day has a new color scheme. The game has an extremely clean art style and interface, and the audio sounds like generated sounds only.
- Thanks to Joakim for donating his Amiga 500 to me for christmas
82656 ........... on 2015-05-18
45385 ........... on 2012-12-25
23922 ........... on 2015-05-17
Scores - FS-UAE:
69332 ........... on 2017-03-18
Scores - MiSTer:
41697 ........... on 2020-07-04
This game was *dope*. Very cool graphics and sound.
Got the score 45385.
Played the Backlash game of my life on my new christmas present Amiga 500!
Got the score 23922.
Reached the green level 3. Love this game.
Got the score 82656.
I used a double spawn camping technique I discovered as a kid, lining up two spawn points and continually shooting over them. It does not work for later enemy types, however, as some of them fire immediately when spawning. Also, I have started charging directly at the Seekers, and then reversing when they get close.
The sound of your own shots have a delay effect on them, a weird auditory illusion considering that the player is in a completely open space.
Got the score 69332 in FS-UAE.
I reached the pink stage, recording a stream for YouTube. Love this game.