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Overkill  1992
DOS Freeware (former shareware)
Developed by Tech-Noir Productions
Published by Epic MegaGames
Genre: Shooter
User rating: 9.0 (3 votes)
Video review on Ancient DOS Games

System Requirements

CGA, EGA, or VGA graphics
512K memory and DOS 3.0 or later
Essentially a vertically scrolling version of R-Type, without the one-hit kills. Kill everything that moves, collect power-ups, try not to get destroyed. In Overkill, your ship has a shield so that you can take some damage, and numerous weapons upgrades are possible. You can press Tab to switch between your various weapons upgrades to pick the one most useful one for the situation. The graphics are quite impressive. In CGA mode, some levels use Palette 1 and some use Palette 2, adding some variety to the appearance of levels in the otherwise limited CGA color-space. There are 6 episodes in this game, with only the first two episodes playable in the shareware version.

Episode 1: Edrax
Episode 2: Gallifrey
Episode 3: Hoth
Episode 4: Voltair
Episode 5: Pax Verde
Episode 6: unknown!

Graphics modes

CGA 320×200×4c
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Tandy 320×200×16c
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EGA 320×200×16c
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Downloads

Overkill v2.0 Registered Version (418,018 bytes) 21 September 1993 DOS Play online
Overkill v2.0 Shareware Episode (401,612 bytes) 21 September 1993 DOS Play online
Overkill "11/12/92" Shareware Episode (419,554 bytes) 12 November 1992 DOS
Overkill "11/11/92" Shareware Episode (407,218 bytes) 11 November 1992 DOS

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Availability

Author Ste Cork generously released this game as freeware under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 License on 23 July 2008.