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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 Lots of cells on screen here
Vaxine Atari ST Loading screen
Vaxine Atari ST Game over
Vaxine Atari ST Notice the linked cells, E-Motion-style

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Oct, 1990 92 out of 100 92
ST-Computer Jan, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Dec, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Atari ST User Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71

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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 (63138) added Vaxine (Atari ST) on Apr 22, 2004
Other platforms contributed by ClydeFrog (10067) and Martin Smith (63138)