The Imagic games came out a little to late for me, after seeing them in the magazines for some while promising a Videopac port, by the time they came out I had moved on, some five years at least later (approx. 1988), I was at a car boot sale where someone had 2 of each of the Imagic games sealed in cellophane, even then nostalgia got the better of me and I bought all four for £2 each, even though I never had a Videopac or intent of renewing at the time. what annoys me now is that I have no idea what happened to them whatsoever. I remember opening one, just for the hell of it. but to have these NIB now would be quite a collectable piece. They came in silver and gold (orange) boxes for Europe G7000 and other Videopac releases, Orange only for the US and Brazil markets. I don't know why yet we got 2 versions yet, maybe silver was UK? gold was Europe? happy to be educated. The European versions are much more scarce, but still moderately available. my price on these is as new CIB as described above, the average price for a used one would be currently around the £25 in good condition. so you can get a reasonably good copy for that price, the carboard boxes were flimsy though and didn't stack with the Philips ones, so its unusual to get one in pristine condition. that's what makes the difference with these, and even people with a copy may me tempted to improve the condition with a new copy and sell of a tattier one.PLAYING
The player controls the last defenses of the City of Atlantis against the Gorgon invaders. The city has seven bases, which are vulnerable to attack. Three of these have firepower capabilities to destroy the Gorgon ships before they manage to fire death rays at one of the settlements. The gun bases have fixed cannons; the center base fires straight up, while the far left and far right bases fire diagonally upwards across the screen. The center cannon also creates a shield that protects the settlements from the death rays, so once the center cannon is destroyed, the remaining settlements become vulnerable to attack. The enemy ships pass back and forth from left to right four times before they enter firing range, giving an ample opportunity to blow them away. Lost bases can be regained by destroying enough Gorgon ships. Regardless of the player's efforts to avert the tragedy, Atlantis is doomed. The only way the game can end is when all bases are destroyed. However, a tiny ship then rises from the rubble and speeds away, making a connection with another Imagic game, Cosmic Ark.