I just don’t ‘get’ this one.
It seems very similar to Tau Ceti with sprites instead of wireframe graphics.
There also seems to be a trading element, almost like a ground based Elite game.
Alas, the instruction manual just doesn’t make anything clear. While there does seem to be Joystick support it appears Terrorpods is best played with the keyboard and mouse, with the cursor keys doing the movement work of the joystick.
It appears the crux of the game involves shooting at the ‘Terrorpods’ who appear to destroying some kind of oil field or factory complex?
I could certainly activate the weapons and shoot the bad Terrorpods. Move around the screen and score points.
As to the purpose, winning the game, and trading? I just didn’t understand it.