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Amegas (Amiga)

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Description

Amegas is a Breakout variant which conforms to, and expands on the play mechanics of the established Arkanoid canon.

The basic lay remains to control a bat which slides back and forth at the bottom of the screen. Stacks of coloured bricks are arranged in patterns above. The object is being to bounce a ball to hit the bricks to make them disappear. Some bricks’ require multiple hits to destroy - visually indicated by dots shown on the face. Some special bricks are distinguished from others by unique icons, e.g. one with a’ skull’ will result in a loss of life if hit by the ball, or one with an ‘x’ mark will cause new bricks to spawn & spread.

At times bricks will yield colour-coded pickups which topple down and may be caught, resulting in a special power-up feature being given. A unique play facet presented here is that power-ups’ are not activated automatically, but rather are reserved - The player may utilise the last power-up collected upon clicking the right mouse button, this remains true even if a ball is lost.

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Amegas Amiga The classic gun-blaster power-up is always a frenetic favourite.
Amegas Amiga Title screen
Amegas Amiga Quickly, Grab that pickup!
Amegas Amiga Watch out for that nasty!

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1987 9.4 out of 12 78
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 27 out of 100 27

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Amegas is the direct precursor to ReLINE’s later game Crystal Hammer.
Nick Drew (371) added Amegas (Amiga) on Dec 29, 2007