The Last Mission

Old computer games couldn’t be won. They just got harder and faster until you died. Try it yourself with The Last Mission!

The Last Mission app is a replica of an old computer game released in 1987 by the Spanish company Opera Soft, for the Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and MSX. It was also ported to the IBM PC platform.

The Last Mission is a side-view arcade game without scrolling (viewpoint moves from screen to screen) with map of big dimensions. You control a tank-like robot which can be divided in two: you rotate caterpillar and head-cannon, and the head part can fly off on its own. However, the head can only survive separately for a short amount of time, and your restart position is dictated by the location of the body, even if the head has moved forward through further screens. Therefore, the difficulty of the game is in making it possible to advance with the assembled robot’s two parts.