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Bad Blood (DOS)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
75
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3.0
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Description

A nuclear war has turned the world into a wasteland. The pure-blooded humans have retreated in large cities while mutants live in small villages on the plains where they make a living by hunting the many monsters. Now one of the human leaders, Lord Dominix, wants to start a war to wipe out all the "bad-blooded" mutants. Your village chief has assigned you with the task of preventing this war.

Bad Blood is a top-down action game with light role-playing elements. You can not create your own character but have to pick one of the three predefined ones: Varrigg (a strong green mutant who fights with his bare hands), Dekker (a human male armed with a knife) or Jakka (she looks human but can shoot laser beams from her eyes like Cyclops of X-Men fame). The choice you make has only a limited impact on gameplay and storyline.

Gameplay consists of exploring the world map, visiting several cities and villages, talking with NPCs, picking up items and new weapons (like shotguns, grenades, Uzis etc.) and lots of real-time combat. Bad Blood lacks character stats and character development. The game has a day-night cycle which influences the amount of monsters on the plains and whether or not you can talk with some NPCs.

Screenshots

Bad Blood DOS Title screen / main menu (Hercules Monochrome)
Bad Blood DOS The starting location (EGA)
Bad Blood DOS Village Elder speaks of the impending attack
Bad Blood DOS You'll need to find a safe & quiet place to sleep if you want to save your game. This dorm for mutant slaves will do

User Reviews

An old-school post-apocalyptic adventure willyum (922) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Horrible! Duane Woody (3) 0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 850 out of 1000 85
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Aug, 1990 72 out of 100 72
PC Leisure Sep, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Apple

About the game items: The apple is an apple computer you can find in the city. The Oracle is not to be found until you find the apple, and then, after you find the apple most of your village irregulars will claim that this apple is not edible.

Re-release

A re-release was created which featured better graphics.

Information also contributed by Henry Aloni.

Related Web Sites

Pix (1162) added Bad Blood (DOS) on Aug 04, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (120837)