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Oids (Atari ST)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 4.0

The Press Says

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The tiny detailed graphics reach their peak with the perfectly animated Oids themselves, but are low-key enough to let you concentrate on the game's unrivalled action. If you're sick of all those glossy, disposable ST shoot-em-ups, get Oids - it'll knock your socks off!
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Still one of the best games around.
Power Play
Oids ist eines der wenigen Computerspiele, die mich in diesem Jahr bisher so richtig begeistert haben. Es greift das ebenso alte wie gute Gravitar-Spielprinzip geschickt auf. Die Steuerung ist wunderbar vertrackt (und dabei nicht zu frustrierend). Die vielen unterschiedlich schwierigen Planeten und der Editor sorgen dafür, daß man zu diesem Programm immer wieder gerne zurückkehrt. Oids ist einfach ein tolles Vergnügen, bei dem alles stimmt - von der Anleitung bis zum Spielwitz. Wer für seinen ST ein Geschicklichkeits-/Action-Spiel sucht, dessen Niveau über dem der „Schieß-alles-ab-was-sich-bewegt“-Programme steht, sollte sich dieses Prachtstück unbedingt zulegen.
The Games Machine (UK)
There's something disturbingly satisfying about shooting helpless Oids, the animation when they burst into flames is incredible. Even with five galaxies of planets to explore, they can only provide so much lasting appeal, which is why FTL Games have included the easy to use and highly flexible construction kit. Oids is a great game, so take a look at it (if only to see the sickeningly amazing animated effects of Oids going up in smoke).
Atari ST User
Although quite simple, this is an excellent game and all who played it found it good fun. It's exciting, challenging and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Happy Computer
Oids ist ein faszinierendes Ballerspiel, das nicht unbedingt durch tolle Grafik beeindruckt. Sie ist eher schlicht und zweckmäßig, obwohl die Explosionen sehr schick sind. Die für Action-Spiele ungewöhnliche Steuerung des Raumschiffs erfordert viel Feingefühl und Geschick. Dank des Editors und der zahlreichen Galaxien wird Oids bestimmt lange Zeit an den Bildschirm fesseln.
ST Action
Oids is an unusual combination of three classic arcade games: the thrust steering technique from Asteroids, the terrain from Guardian and the evacuation of stranded beings from Choplifter. Not only is this a super arcade shoot'em-up, the rescue and evacuation of the Oids is a constructive contrast to the mindless destruction of the planet surface, which acts as a great incentive to persevere with the game. Combine this with the fact that you never quite master the thrust and velocity steering technique, and you have all the necessary requirements for a game which guarantees long-term interest - the screen designer is just an added bonus!