A rchaeology could well replace Martial Arts as the favourite science of adventuring heroes. After Indiana Jones and Rick Dangerous looting a few temples in the 1930s we move to the future for a spectacular unlucky 'dig'.
It's 1999 and you've just unearthed what appears to be mass burial ground dominated by a stone engraved with the word 'Baal'. When you mention this to a colleague he turns white and warns you not to touch the stone. You rush back to the site, but too late...
A horde of demons led by the horrific Baal have been released. Their aim is the destruction of the earth, but due to it being 1999 they've decided not to use fire 'n' brimstone - instead they've nicked the Ultimate War Machine. To prevent them using it you've been dropped in their caverns.
Rather than a cross and holy water you've got a laser to deal with the demons, and there's three add-on cartridges to be found in the caverns. Basic gameplay is platforms-and-ladders with lots of shooting on the way. The Amiga game consists of three domains, or levels, two large and one small. Collect all the war machine parts in a domain and a transporter takes you to the next. With C64 there's an additional 'small' domain. In each domain the platforms-and-ladders are divided into sections by gaps too large to jump. Instead a jet pack must be used. Fuel is limited and if you run out before you find somewhere to land you blow up!
On the Amiga you can save the game at special locations, whereas on the C64 you have to make do with a password given when you complete a level.