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D/Generation

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
82
...
DOS
80
3.6
Amiga CD32
81
3.8
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Description

Something has gone horribly wrong at Genoq Biolabs, Singapore. You're just a courier, sent to the building to deliver a package. Now you're trapped inside, the security system has gone crazy, genetically engineered organisms are on the rampage and things look like they could get even worse...

Make your way through 10 floors of isometric action and puzzles, trying to stay alive and discover what's going on. Talk to and rescue survivors, pick up armaments and log into computer terminals. What caused the Genoq disaster? What's inside the vital package you've got to deliver? What is the D/Generation? And what is really waiting for you on the top floor of the building?

Screenshots

D/Generation DOS You must escape this nightmarish landscape if you ever hope to confront the D/Generation itself
D/Generation DOS Get far enough, and you'll realize that you're in a race against time to escape the building before a Genoq fighter/bomber plane arrives to destroy the building and any evidence or witnesses inside
D/Generation Atari ST Reading from a computer terminal
D/Generation DOS The secret character Joe offers some philisophical insights into your plight, but otherwise isn't much help considering the trouble you go through to get to him

Alternate Titles

  • "D/Generation: Virtual Reality meets Action Adventure" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Compelling, simple and wonderful! DOS Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)
A great Isometric game... DOS Chris Martin (1098)

The Press Says

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Datormagazin Amiga Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
PC Zone Windows 3.x May, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Génération 4 Amiga Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Megablast Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Amiga CD32 Sep 25, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 7.3 out of 10 73
Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Jan, 2010 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1992 8 out of 12 67

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Trivia

Lobby

In the lobby of the building (the first level), there will be decorations if the day is a holiday.

Version differences

There are three releases on Amiga. In 1992, the first version was in 32 colors. One year later the AGA & CD32 versions were released, both in 256 colors with better songs & music.

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