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Apidya

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
83
4.2
Windows
...
2.5
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Description

A side-on scrolling shoot-em-up with a twist: You play as a wasp (actually a man turned into a wasp) seeking revenge for the death of his girlfriend, Yuri, at the hands of the evil Hexaae! Levels include going through a garden (fighting other insects) and a sub-level in the intestines of a rotting rat(!). Designed to look Japanese, this game was actually developed in Germany.

Screenshots

Apidya Amiga Scene 3 - Ghost of a wolf's head
Apidya Amiga Intro - He then becomes an insect in his quest for the magical antidote for wife spoiling.
Apidya Amiga Title
Apidya Amiga Scene 3 - Maggots bosses from the rat's corpse

Alternate Titles

  • "Apidya II" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

An inventive and enjoyable, if over-rated, rival to Project X Amiga Martin Smith (63162)

The Press Says

Zero Amiga Jun, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Pelit Amiga May, 1992 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Interface Amiga 1994 66 out of 100 66
High Score Amiga Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Title

Kaiko really wanted to make this game look like an arcade conversion, including a Japanese title. However, the Japanese title says "Abija" instead of "Apidya".

Actually, the real name of the game is Apidya II (Apidya 2), even though there's no first part. According to Chris Hülsbeck, the "II" in the name of the game was "a gag to provide for some excitement" (from Kaiko history at http://www.nemmelheim.de/).

Bonus levels

Five bonus levels were designed for the game, but a bug in the collision detection on the original Amiga version meant that activating the one on level 4 was impossible. A patched version has been produced to run via WHDLoad

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Action Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Игги Друге.
Contributed to by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) and Martin Smith (63162)