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Devious Designs

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Description

A scientist obsessed with Picasso's cubist paintings develops a weapon that turns everything to cubes. The United Kingdom sends a secret agent to revert the affected objects and monuments back to their original state.

Devious Designs is a puzzle game where geometric shapes have to be assembled. The player controls a 007-style secret agent that has the ability to walk on the walls, lift heavy objects and shoot. Using these, he must drag and drop the geometric pieces scattered on the screen (by standing next to them and holding the fire button) on translucent slots. Each level is a screen with a timer on the top. When the counter runs out, the level is reset and the player looses one life. Like in Bubble Bobble, various objects fall from the screen that can be collected for points, along with more useful power-ups like explosives, extra-time, extra-lives and a special block than fills a slot (it can be shot if it's not needed). Also, if the player takes too long to solve the level a random enemy appears, but it can be killed by the agent's gun.

The game starts with 6 lives and has a password system.

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Devious Designs Amiga Pieces transformed into a Volkswagen beetle
Devious Designs Atari ST About to start level one
Devious Designs Amiga French level
Devious Designs Amiga Tweed level

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Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Atari ST Feb, 1992 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1992 9 out of 12 75
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1992 53 out of 100 53

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