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"Great value... The birdmen flap their wings realistically, and the smoothness have to be seen to be appreciated."
A&B Computing

"Fast and furious, it needs skill and good reactions to avoid the swarms that come at you as the game progresses."
Electron User


The objective in Swoop is to rid the space lanes of the homing, swooping Birdmen. They come in eight phases, each more difficult than the previous one. In the most difficult you have to combat two birds at once, with a total of eight missiles raining down on your laserbase.

If a Birdman gets past you, he lays an explosive egg on your laserbase track, thus restricting the room to manoeuvre. All is not lost as this disintegrates after a while.

You can select the level of difficulty at the options menu.

The Mission


A Slow-moving formation with standard-speed Birdmen.
B Slow-moving formation with fast-moving Birdmen.
C Fast-moving formation with standard-speed Birdmen.
D Fast-moving formation with fast-moving Birdmen.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, SHIFT - Fire


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 5th May 1984
Links: Everygamegoing,

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Swoop (Cassette)
Swoop (5.25" Disc)
Swoop (3.5" Disc)