☑ Gigeresque Sci-Fi C64 Platformer

Many years ago, I played a computer-game that I think was on a Commodore 64 (though I don’t see how that could have been possible since I don’t recall actually using a C64, and could swear I played it on my own computer, which would mean DOS 🤔). It was quite colorful (e.g., vibrant 16-color mode) and was a sci-fi platformer with grotesque H. R. Giger like mosnters and visual (think Alien).

I recall you played as a robot (more like the ED-209 from Robocop than Thexder), and there was a large metal pill (like the paddle in Alleyway. I also recall a large red monster face in the corner of the screen (possibly embedded into the floor or wall), facing up at a 45° angle.

I’m certain I managed to look it up several years ago, but I just can’t seem to find it now. I’ve tried various combinations of search queries, but Google Images doesn’t seem to find it. Whatever it is is reminiscent of Starquake. I feel like it was Turrican but a quick search indicates it is not (although it certainly does have some of the red tendrils that fit).

What game is it? 🤔

Starquake is sort of close, but I know Starquake, and it’s definitely not it
Turrican isn’t the one, but it’s close
Starquake has some familiar aspects, but is definitely not it
You play as a robot that looks sort of like the ED-209 from Robocop
I recall a metal pill-shaped thing like the paddle in Alleyway