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Reach For The Sky
Title:Reach For The Sky
Category:Game/Shoot'em up
Release Date:
Language:English
Size:16K
Machine:PAL & NTSC
Code Type:Machine code
Distribution:Commercial/TA
Game ending type:No end (highscore)
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Released by:Gremlin Graphics
Produced by:Micro Projects
Re-released by:OziSoft
Created by:Perkins, Jason
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User Rating: 7.2/10 (14 votes)
Reach For The Sky Title Screenshot

Reach For The Sky Screenshot


Hall Of Fame
1Acrid28,400
2Luca19,770Played using YAPE 1.0.7, PSX joypad.
3Csabo8,570YAPE 1.0.9.
4Fonsis8,170
5Klutzwutz Westwurtzly5,110


Derived Software
Airplane '86
Falcon (Byte Games 22)
Spitfire
Top Gum


Appeared On Compilations
C16 Star Games Classics III
Omnibus II
C16 Star Games Classics


Covers
Cover
Cover


Cassette or Box Photo
Cassette
Cassette


Game Levels
The game has 8 increasingly difficult levels:

ROBIN
BUZZARD
OSPREY
HAWK
EAGLE
FALCON
CONDOR
KING VULTURE

Each level has a special group of planes flying in formation, if you shoot all of them you receive power-ups.


Keys
Keyboard Controls
Title Screen
F1 : Keyboard/Joystick
F2 : Sound On/Off
Game Controls
Left : Z
Right : X
Up : ;
Down : /
Fire : Return


Undocumented Quit Option
Though it has not been reported in the official instructions, the game features a quit option. Press 'Esc' to quit the current game.


Hidden Text
At $2816 you can find a hidden text that is never displayed when playing the game: MIDWAY 1942

We don't know why this text is included. Some people assume it's because "Reach For The Sky" was meant to be the missing C16 port of "1942". However, this is not confirmed and pure speculation. Moreover, some words by Richard Ikin about a proper version of "1942" would retract this hypotesis.

Nevertheless, "Reach For The Sky" is the closest thing to "1942" on our beloved platform.

Read more about this in the in-depth discussions on the forum here and here.


Cheats - How do I use cheats?
Run/Stop + ResetStop game
>26CA ##Start with ## lives
>2204 ADUnlimited lives
>21FD A9 00Invulnerability
G 2000Restart game

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