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Vaxine (Atari ST)

Vaxine Atari ST Loading screen

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Description

In this first person driver/shooter, the player must protect a body's base cells from attack by evil infecting cells. The field of battle is a toroidal grid on which your tri-colored half-sphere base cells sit awaiting your protection. The invading cells (also tri-colored spheres) attempt to bond together into groups and destroy your bases. You destroy the infecting cells by lobbing antibodies (also tri-colored spheres) at them. Hit an infector with the right color shot and it is destroyed. The catch is that you have a limited amount of each color of ammunition. Run out of a color and the game is over. The situation is also complicated by Spitters, enemies that appear and spew out new attacking cells if you take too long to complete a level.

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Vaxine Atari ST Loading screen
Vaxine Atari ST Notice the linked cells, E-Motion-style
Vaxine Atari ST Lots of cells on screen here
Vaxine Atari ST Dry your eyes, mate

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Oct, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1990 905 out of 1000 90
ST-Computer Jan, 1991 9 out of 10 90
The One Sep, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Raze Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Power Play Dec, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Atari ST User Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71

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Trivia

Programming

Vaxine is exquisitely programmed: Run it on any machine you can find, even a slow XT with CGA, and you'll see it runs at a decent clip. Considering that the game has a fully-changing half-screen checkerboard floor, this is an impressive technical feat.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #37 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #7 Best Puzzle Game in 1990

Martin Smith (63058) added Vaxine (Atari ST) on Apr 22, 2004
Other platforms contributed by ClydeFrog (10059) and Martin Smith (63058)