Downloads for Uridium
Uridium consisted of fifteen levels, each named after a metal element, with the last level being called Uridium (a fictional metallic element, not to be confused with the real metallic element iridium). The manual quotes Robert Orchard, who "invented" the name: "I really thought it existed."
When Uridium was originally released, reviewers were impressed by the way the Dreadnoughts were presented. In a simulation of parallax scrolling, the surface of the Dreadnoughts scrolls horizontally, whereas the stars in the background stay still.
A later game done by Andew Braybrook, Morpheus, contained a homing mine enemy called a "Uridimine", named no doubt as a tribute to the homing mines of Uridium. Some afficiandos refer to the homing mines as "Uridimines" when talking about Uridium or Uridium 2, as well.
players: single player, multiplayer (hotseat)
input: keyboard, joystick
graphics: CGA, EGA
sound: PC speaker
Abandonware DOS popularity: low
- #1 - 19.03.2018 02:39 Christopher SalemI'm disappointed with this DOS download. The screenshots show the EGA version which is the one I played on my IBM compatible. This download, however, is the CGA version.
- #2 - 20.03.2018 07:16 AbandonwareDOS@Christopher, actually I took the screenshots right from the game you downloaded. Try looking for a setup.exe file.
- #3 - 10.08.2018 23:24 Christopher Salem@AbandonwareDOS, Thank you for your assistance, but there is no setup.exe file in the download. There is only the uridium.exe and logo.dat contained in the uridium.zip file.