|Game Modes||Single player|
Into Oblivion is a shoot-'em-up by Mastertronic.
Following the destruction of the evil computer that once ruled this galaxy you must seek the only safe planet to avoid the erratic droids (the evil computers leftover servants) who have been programmed to obliterate you. With 2,500 screens your task is not easy, however, if you do not succeed you will be blown into oblivion by the droids.
You control the 'Seeker MK II' around which allows for exploration of the various screens on each planet. There are various hazardous life forms about (erratic / unpredictable droids and a primitive race of human-like creatures) which you can destroy with your unlimited supply of lasers. Spacecraft exist which can take you to other planets. Be aware of where you have been as it is very easy to get lost - you are going to need a map. Scattered around are various objects that have a certain purpose. Some allow further game progression, others give you extra lives. You only have 9 lives and you will need them as there are 42 planets and 2500 screens! Make sure you have collected enough 'Psyche' units (over 90) and transport them to the legendary 'Safe Planet' in order to complete the game. Will you make it or will the droids blow you into oblivion?. Joystick or keyboard can be used. Good luck!
Each planet in the game is named. Here is the list of the 42 planets (no particular order):
NONTERRA, QUORRZ, SECRA, SAFRIK, KLYVICK, HICKJRY, HUWVENLY, RESFGER, JINK, ASASZK, YURIOP, STAVEL, DERWINY, IUOPLY, UHGUHG, GOODLZ, SANZA, COMSANRY, COLTURY, CENTURE, CONTACZ, AKREY, BZINDIVE, ATTENZR, WAYZRE, ELTHAMT, STOUTIGE, CHEYLESIX, WICZWIRE, PALACKRY, MONOLARK, SCAPERZ, ALCLSON, DOMERRI, TRESSERIP, PENTONZ, OLPIUYR, GRAPOS 1, GRAPOS 2, GRAPOS 3,THIRSIK 1 and NORAL.
Somewhere in the 2500+ screen maze is one or more safe planets that you need to find in order to complete the game.
Ties with Previous Games
- According to the "Aim of the Game" text on the reverse side of the inlay, this game follows on from Nonterraqueous 2 (Soul of a Robot) (after the destruction of the evil computer).
- In this game you must actually collect 'Psyche' - in the previous Nonterraqueous games, you already have 'Psyche'.
- There are 42 planets to explore, in Nonterraqueous there were 42 levels to explore.
- You control the 'Seeker MK II' - the original 'Seeker' was in Nonterraqueous
- One of the planets is named Nonterra.
Amstrad Action gave Into Oblivion an overall rating of 70%, highlighting the large number of screens and the exploration and mapping required to find the safe planet. However, the gameplay was criticized for the lack of excitement from obstacles and enemies.
- Tilt Magazine (fr) Issue #33 1986 - a review of Into Oblivion
10 MEMORY 4999
30 POKE &3232,0
40 CALL 5003
This game does claim it has at least 2500 screens so here is a unfinished game map which shows where the crucial Psyche units and the safe planets can be found.