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The Phantom Slayer

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The Phantom Slayer
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US Dragon 32/64 cassette
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Med Systems Software
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Developer: Med Systems Software
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Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Med Systems Software
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Developer: Med Systems Software
Media: Compact Cassette
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Phantom Slayer is a computer game released by Med Systems in 1982 for the TRS-80 Color Computer and Dragon 32/64. Written by Ken Kalish, Phantom Slayer is one of the forerunners of the modern first-person shooter genre.

The player moves around a randomly-generated maze, attempting to kill the eponymous phantoms by shooting them. As each level is cleared, a new maze is created, and the phantoms became harder (requiring more shots) to kill.

The game combines a relatively sedate pace and a then-rare first-person point of view (using simple fixed-perspective graphics) to produce high levels of dramatic tension for a game on such primitive hardware. The player moves around the maze, and his or her only indication that a Phantom was encroaching is an ominous sound, played when the Phantom is a few squares away from the player's position.

A power-up time is required for the player's weapon, leading to the player holding a position in order to charge the weapon while stalking (or being stalked). The phantoms can take multiple hits (usually two). Combined with their creepy ability to get in close and blind-side the player, this is remarkably effective in elevating the fear factor.

Source: Wikipedia, "Phantom Slayer", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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