In 1986 Firebird released a deviously fiendish physics based space explorer on Commodore 64 and many other 8-bit home computer systems. Thrust 30 Celebrates the 30th anniversary of Jeremy Smith's Thrust.

The game features simple 2d vector graphics, a physics engine, limpet guns, and an orb. You control a ship, and your task on each level is to collect the orb, by means of a tractor beam which, when attached complicates the gravitational and thrust forces acting on your ship. making escaping the cave style level layouts require extraordinary skill and control. Then fly the orb upwards into space where you will automatically hyperspace to the next level.

Bonus points are awarded for destroying limpet guns, power stations and collecting or destroying fuel cells located on the planets' surfaces.

This game contains all 6 classic levels based on the original Spectrum game's version."speed run" and "endless" game modes are also available in Options > General...

More level packs will become available in the future. Happy Thrusting!

SFX & Game Music: Matt Gray
Graphics & Title Music: Martin Keary
Programming: Andrew Hayes

Based on "Thrust" by Jeremy Smith

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

v1.3 (Speedking)
- rewriting touch controls
- fixing gamepad controls
- adding classic keyboard option

Thank you all, and please continue to test and enjoy Thrust 30!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Sculpher ,

A classic - reborn

Other than the obvious things like ‘Elite’, ‘Skyrim’ and ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ this is by far my favorite videogame of all time. Happy memories of playing it on my Commodore 64 are all rekindled by this astounding release. It contains all of the elements of the original in a few extra twists and turns but accurately re-creates the spirit, look, feel and sound of the original. Excellent job. The only thing I wish it had is the ability to customize the controls as I find the current set up to be a little counterintuitive due to me being very left-handed. Other than that-the perfect game

Mailmanindahood ,

Totally worth it

Can't put this one down! Time really flies with this game! So awesome!

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