Instructions for

Ad Astra

Gargoyle, 1984

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston, Cursor

Aim of the game

Ad Astra - To The Stars - is the motto of the legendary Deep Space Patrol. There is little to occupy a pilot as he doggedly coasts from station to station... ...That is, unless you count the deadly phasers of the formations of Pirate battle-cruisers and their robot Scout ships, the multi- directional scatter bombs, the gigantic mine-layers of the Capellan Anti-Terran League, the almost impenetrable curtain of lethal mines and the fragmentation bombs, not to mention, of course, the ever- present interstellar debris that litters areas of space...

Game play

If it moves, shoot it. If it doesn't move, shoot it anyway! Also, take a note of the security codes...


"Addictive, attractive graphics and very playable."


80% (CRASH #4, May 1984)


Strictly of historical interest (it was the first game from Gargoyle, later of TIR NA NOG fame); Ad Astra is a very, very dated game indeed.


Left/Right - alternate bottom row keys
Up         - third row keys
Down       - second row keys
Fire       - CAPS/SHFT, SPACE, 1, 0

Nettverksgruppa, 10/9-94,