Uridium: ZX Spectrum 1.0

Operating systemsOS : Windows 8,Metro
Program licensingSoftware Licensing : Shareware ($2.00)
CreatedCreated : May 11, 2013
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The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide. More than 10, games were released for the ZX Spectrum.

Uridium for the ZX Spectrum (one of fewer than 200 ZX Spectrum games being re-released as a Windows 8 app) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.

The Uridium: ZX Spectrum by Elite Systems Ltd app is the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as designed by Andrew Braybrook and published by Hewson in 1986 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD technology.

About Uridium: The plot of Uridium is described as follows - the solar system is under attack! Enemy Super-Dreadnoughts have been placed in orbit around each of the fifteen planets in this galactic sector. They are draining mineral resources from the planetary cores for use in their interstellar power units. Each Super-Dreadnought seeks out a different metal for its metal converter. Your Manta class Space Fighter will be transported to each planet in turn and it is your task to destroy each Dreadnought. First you must attack the defensive screen of enemy fighters, then you must neutralise the majority of surface defences before you land on the Super-Dreadnought' s master runway. Once on board you must pull as many fuel rods as possible from the metal converters before you take off for a final strafing run as the Dreadnought vaporises into the ether.

Game-play Uridium: Uridium is a science fiction side-scrolling shoot ' em up, it consists of fifteen levels, each named after a metal element, with the last level being called Uridium (a fictional metallic element, not to be confused with the real metallic element iridium). The manual quotes Robert Orchard, who invented the name as saying " I really thought it existed. " In practice, each level takes place at a fixed altitude just above the surface of the Dreadnoughts. The screen scrolls horizontally in both directions as the Manta flies over the Dreadnoughts. Each Dreadnought has a different configuration of walls and other structures which must be negotiated in order to reach the landing zone. This task is hampered by squadrons of enemy fighters that attack the Manta in waves. Lastly, flashing ports on the Dreadnought' s surface release homing mines that cannot be destroyed. It takes a skillful Manta pilot to outfly the mines until they self-detonate. Only when enough of the Dreadnought' s defenses have been destroyed is the " Land Now!" signal activated and the player allowed to slow its speed to a minimum land on the sternward landing zone. After this, the pilot presumably enters the interior of the mothership and sets its nuclear reactor to self-destruct. Finally, the Manta takes off again as the Dreadnought below it crumbles to atoms. Later Dreadnoughts have tricky wall configurations where the gap between the walls is so narrow that the Manta must turn sideways in order to pass through it. This required skillful use of the joystick. More skill could be exhibited (and more points awarded) by ignoring the " Land Now!" signal and destroying the elite fighters that attacked in waves of one.

About Elite® : Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.


  • - 100% original ZX Spectrum game, as designed by Andrew Braybrook in 1986

  • - ‘auto save’, on exiting the game

  • - 100% original ZX Spectrum game, as designed by Andrew Braybrook in 1986 - ‘auto save’, on exiting the game - authentic ' Spectrum' sound - officially licenced product

  • - authentic ' Spectrum' sound

  • - user-definable control of location of on-screen " joystick" and " fire button" control (in Settings Charm)

  • - user-definable control of opacity of on-screen " joystick" and " fire button" control (in Settings Charm)

What is new in official Uridium: ZX Spectrum 1.0 software version? - Unable to resolve 1.0 news. What is expected in the future? Newly-made Uridium: ZX Spectrum 1.1 be downloaded from current page, we also looking forward to unconfirmed 1.2 release build. You may download directly, estimated download time by Dialup or GPRS [~56 kbit/s] is 0:00:00. Just write the reviews of the Uridium: ZX Spectrum. System requirements are x86, x64, ARM. No guide or Uridium: ZX Spectrum tutorial available. The following languages are supported by Uridium: ZX Spectrum: English.

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