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Interphase (Amiga)

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Description

Dreams are made by The Dreamtrack Corporation, a group of evil subliminal-messengers whose intention is to destroy the minds of the minority of people capable of interpreting other people's dreams and live them out through entertainment. That's the story in this distinctly Cyberpunk-inspired title, and you play Chad, the man who discovers this secret, and aims to put an end to it.

Your task on each level is to clear a path for Kaf-E, your girlfriend, to be able to progress to the heart of the Dreamtrack HQ, getting past each of the myriad of security systems they have built up. A map must be used to navigate the route through the systems, with lots of information readily available.

The basic gameplay sees you darting through 3D tunnels using the mouse, and is like a prototype Descent, with your ship kitted out with cannons and missiles, with each enemy better dealt with by one or the other.

As well as ensuring your own survival, you must guide Kaf-E through the levels by blasting out the correct sections to clear a path for her. As she has no intelligence, and simply walks into walls, this element can be compared to Lemmings.

Screenshots

Interphase Amiga This does look strangely familiar.
Interphase Amiga Virtual image of a very real power source.
Interphase Amiga This is the virtual representation of the real door.
Interphase Amiga Let's take a look at the blueprint.

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The Press Says

Amiga Computing Jan, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Zzap! Dec, 1989 93 out of 100 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1989 915 out of 1000 92
CU Amiga Nov, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Nov, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
The One Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Jan, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Dec, 1989 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Covermount release

This game was given away free by ST Format magazine in the UK.

Fenny

An interesting, though largely pointless, object-viewing utility is built into the game – type ‘Fenny’ on the title screen to access it.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #38 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
Information also contributed by Tamzin Cebula
Martin Smith (63132) added Interphase (Amiga) on Aug 26, 2004
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