Instructions for

Alien Highway

Vortex, 1986

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


Keyboard, Kempston

Aim of the game

Your target is the Alien Empire, a vast complex which is essential to the aliens' survival; your task is to push an explosive device called a Terratron all the way down a long highway to the gates of the Alien HQ, where it will detonate and destroy the Aliens.

Game play

You control a Dalek-like robot called a Vorton, which must be kept charged up from power points along the highway, as contact with the enemy or their weapons drains power. The Vorton accelerates forwards very rapidly but slows down quite slowly, which makes control a little difficult! You must point it in the right direction and then move it. The road to the Empire is littered with obstacles and various guardians. As well as this, the edge of the roadway is charged with a lethal voltage of electricity. Certain objects can be moved by firing at them with your lasers and then used to block the path of some of the guardians, ensuring a safe passage for yourself. En route, the Terratron must be recharged seven times to keep it in operating condition; look out for the Regeneration stations. The status window shows how many charges it has received, as well as your energy levels and time.


"Frustrating, but fabulously addictive."


85% (CRASH #29, June 1986)


Nice graphics but a very hard game!


Left            - K
Right           - L
Accelerate      - Q
Decelerate      - A
Fire            - SPACE, M or Z
Pause           - P
Quit            - G

Nettverksgruppa, 10/9-94,