IOX Andrew Paterson, Justin Paver, Diorgo Jonkers 2003

This remake of IO, originally made by Kinetic Designs for Commodore 64 in 1988, was done for the Retro Remakes 2003 Big Competition. Only the first of four stages was redone. An enemy has entered your region of space in a mothership, and unleashed foes aimed at destroying you. As the planet's top pilot, the player is sent out to ultimately destroy the mothership, in this horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up. As well as aliens, the player will encounter gun turrets and missiles, plus bosses at the end of each level. Smart bombs appear on the screen at random intervals, which can be used in two ways. Flying over them destroys everything on the screen, but shooting them turns them into power-up tokens or protective orbs, to be picked up. Players lose all these weapons every time they are defeated by enemies.
Free Game 2.5MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)

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