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Highway Encounter

Highway Encounter

  • Publisher
    Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd.
  • Developer
    Vortex Software
  • Release date
    31 Dec 1985

Highway Encounter is a strategy/action game played from a 3D isometric perspective in which you must successfully chaperone a bomb along a long, straight stretch of highway and into the alien base at the end of it. There are thirty screens to pass through and most are filled with hazards that threaten to block your progress (such as barrels) or destroy you (aliens and explosive mines). Players control a robotic "Vorton" (resembling a dalek from Doctor Who) and one of the things that provides Highway Encounter with its unique appeal is that the bomb is constantly being pushed onwards by your extra lives - four more Vortons, who accompany you along the highway. A key strategic element to the game is for the player character to travel several screens ahead of the bomb to clear a safe path for it; normally this would be done by temporarily blocking the bomb's forward motion. However, if the bomb is left in an unsafe location, it is possible for all your extra lives to be lost without the player character being destroyed once. Once all spare lives are lost, the player character must manually push the bomb.

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About Highway Encounter

Highway Encounter is released by Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd. in 31 Dec 1985. The game is designed by Vortex Software. Highway Encounter is a typical representative of the Strategy genre. Playing Highway Encounter is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Strategy, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Highway Encounter will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Highway Encounter is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Strategy games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Highway Encounter is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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