Stonkers
1984

  • Original Price : £5.50
  • Developer : Imagine
  • Computer : ZX Spectrum
  • Number Of Players : 1
  • Genre : Arcade Shoot Em Up
  • Keyboard Controls : Yes
  • Joystick Control : Yes

The idea of the game is to defeat the computer controlled opponent in a strategic land battle.

Both sides can control foot infantry, artillery, tanks and supply trucks.

When play begins, you are presented with a map of the full playing area.

You can zoom in for more detail anywhere on the map using the fire key.

If opposing units move close together, a battle will commence, the outcome being decided by the statistics of each unit at that time.

The game is over when one of the teams has lost all it's units, or advanced into the enemy HQ (Top right of map for yours, bottom left for computer).

Whilst moving, units use up energy and the way to replace this is via the supply units - they need to be ordered to the same location.

Supply units are then replenished every time a ship enters the port (There is a port for each team).

Throughout the game, an update of events is shown in a message bar beneath the map.

There are 2 skill levels, Easy Game and Difficult Game, and these dictate how strategic the computer player is.

My Memories Playing Stonkers

Playing games on my ZX Spectrum meant that I had to hijack the family TV in the living room and set up my ZX Spectrum and load games by cassette.

Later, I managed to get a portable black and white TV in my bedroom which wasnt quite as good as playing on the family TV but had the benefit of allowing me to play anytime.

Keyboard Controls for Stonkers

Controls Action
CAPS SHIFT, X, V, N, SYMBOL SHIFT Left
Z, C, B, M, SPACE Right
A, S, D, F, G, H, J, K, or L Down
Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, O, OR P Up
Any key on the top row Fire

Stonkers

Year of Release : 1984

Original Price : £5.50

Publisher : Imagine

Developer : Imagine

Computers : ZX Spectrum

Genre : Arcade Shoot Em Up

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