Datastorm is a 1989 scrolling shooter game for the Amiga. Written by Søren Grønbech, it was inspired by the Defender arcade game and the Defender-like Dropzone for the Commodore 64. The gameplay deviates from Defender in that the task on each level is to carry the 8 pods through a portal, with points upon completing a level for each one saved. The points increase for each level: on levels 5, 9, 13 and so on, the player gets a new set of eight and the scoring resets.
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