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Beamrider by Activision: Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Strategies

The minimum score required in Beamrider by Activision to earn an Activision patch was: 40,000 points and reach Sector 14 OR 60,000 points and reach Sector 20. The best advice in Beamrider by Activision is to read the manual so that you know all of the nuances of the game and how each enemy behaves. Make sure both difficulty switches are set to B. Beamrider was designed by David Rolfe. It is very similar to the arcade game Radar Scope.

Once per level a yellow ship will descend. Do not shoot this one. Try to touch it and it will give you an extra life. Also, at the end of each wave, you have three torpedoes that are fired at the mother ship by pressing up on the joystick. This gives you the most points in a wave of Beamrider for destroying the mother ship. The torpedoes can be used during the round to destroy object that cannot be destroyed by your regular blaster like rocks, but try to save them for the mother ship to maximize points. Several new types of enemies will appear in different levels as you advance that make the game more and more challenging. Good luck!

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