In a sinister effort to ground our space program, a hostile planet has cast an impassable shield around the Earth. Even if a ship gets in, it never gets out. Gargantuan sentinel ships, defended by waves of attack saucers, saturate the shield with outrageous weaponry: Zig bombs, chargers, chirpers, trackers, blockers and bounce craft. You are the Beamrider, on a courageous journey to clear the 99 sectors of this Restrictor Shield.
Animated graphics create a 3-D perspective that virtually pulls you into the screen. Pulsating sound effects intensify the constant array of new objects that zips from beam to beam. Beamrider combines tomorrow's technology with designer Dave Rolfe's fantastic imagination to forge the challenge you'll return to again and again!