Skweek (Amiga)

Skweek Amiga Skweek loading screen

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Description

The Skweeks lived in harmony for centuries, being a naturally peaceful peoples, until Pitark arrived. He ruined their bright pink land by removing the colour, and it was only after he died that they had the opportunity to clean the land up. Your job is to travel through the 99 continents and clean each one in sequence.

Skweek can move in each of the four compass directions, and is armed with a simple weapon, whose shots rebound around before they hit one of Pitark's minions, the Schnoreuls - contact with which is instantly fatal. Some squares contain arrows which force you in a particular direction, while there are also blockades to avoid. Bomb squares blow up surrounding squares but give you time to move away from them as they do this, while Shortcut squares allow you to move to another teleport-type square by pushing the joystick in its direction.

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Skweek Amiga The empty area above was created by stepping on a blue 'Boom' square.
Skweek Amiga Skweek loading screen
Skweek Amiga Shortcuts can take you from one end of the map to the other.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Slider" -- Game Gear title
  • "スクウィーク" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Sep, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Jun, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1989 63 out of 100 63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53

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Trivia

Profanity

Due to a mistake on the part of U.S. Gold, a development version made its way to the UK market. In this particular version, the developers had inserted some profane dialogue as a joke, such as making the Skweek say "fuck your mother" at the end of a level. The version the developers intended for release had the offending text removed, resulting in an unpleasant surprise for all parties when the mistake was discovered.

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Martin Smith (62923) added Skweek (Amiga) on Apr 15, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Mok (1979), Kabushi (162145) and Martin Smith (62923)