Everything You Need to Know about Army Moves

Shooter games have reached its massive popularity all over the world. Game developers from any part of the globe are doing their own contribution in producing games that are above quality and would hook the interest of players.

Spain does not want to be left behind when it comes to shooter games. Aside from patronizing this game genre, local developers have devout their time and effort in creating their version of shooter games.

Dinamic Software was a Spanish video games producer and publishing company. It was founded in 1983 and ceased its production in 1992.

Before they stopped their operation, they were able to develop and published “Army Moves”. This scrolling shooter game was the first chapter of the Moves Trilogy and was published in 1989 in Spain.

Gameplay

There are seven levels in the game, each of which is divided in two main sections. The first section is made up by four levels. In this level, the player has to drive an army unit, either helicopter or jeep, through a terrain while steering clear of hostile vehicles.

The second main section is made up of the last three levels. A player takes the role of a soldier who shoots enemies along his way. When the player reaches level 5, he must travel from rock to rock in a river while shooting hostile birds. Afterwards, he must sneak into the headquarter of his enemies to retrieve secret documents. You will receive a higher bonus if you complete the seven sections of Army Moves.

Some versions have a high score table to record your achievements. The second section must be loaded separately, using a code attained from completing part one, on some versions. Desert Moves was a fourth entry in the series and was announced at the end of Arctic Moves, however it never appeared.

The non-Spanish music used in the game was based on the Colonel Bogey March.

Unfortunately, Army Moves did not receive much of positive reviews. According to one review, it’s “Almost non-existent gameplay makes this very poor value for money”.

Contrary to several negative reviews, this game was successful enough in Spain that it gave birth to two follow-ups – Navy Moves in 1988 and Arctic Moves in 1995. In 2009, there were even adaptions to casino games in slot machines that included early elements of the game.

Trivia

Releases

Spanish company Dinamic Software originally created the Amstrad, ZX Spectrum, MSX and PC versions. When Imagine distributed the game in the UK, they developed versions for the Atari ST, C64 and the Amiga for maximizing their profit.

You must be wondering why Dinamic did not bother to port the game for these versions. The reason is because these systems were not popular in Spain at the time.

Structure

Most of the games in Spain during this period were divided into two independent parts, with the second part being password protected. Dinamic is well-known for this trademark until other companies such as Topo and Opera adopted this game trend. In tape versions, each part would fit into a side of the tape and could be loaded separately.

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