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September 7, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Aquanoids is a new homebrew platformer for the ZX Spectrum involving deep sea robotic cleanup

With an eco-friendly theme reminiscent of Wall-E, Aquanoids look a little like Minions, but are robotic devices employed to clean up mankind's waste that threatens the oceans of the world. This ZX Spectrum game comes from Neil Parsons of Program Bytes.

Neil Parsons ZX Spectrum game, Aquanoids Your robot Aquanoid has only one life and 60 units of energy, so you have to make the most of it. There are only 2 places in the entire mapping where to find energy capsules.
Neil Parsons ZX Spectrum game, Aquanoids If you lack the Speccy hardware Aquanoids is designed for - like me - you can download the game and run it via emulator.

This adventure takes place in a utopian future, where humanity has left behind many of their old practices. Mankind has nearly managed to eliminate the negative elements of their behavior and basic instincts. However, they have not been able to clean oceans and seabeds of the garbage man has been generating and throwing into the sea since the late twentieth century. A remedy in the form of robotic units, called Aquanoids, do all the work to remove as much of the waste via recycling.

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