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Supaplex (DOS)

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Description

Supaplex is a puzzle game reminiscent of Boulder Dash. The player controls the red Pac Man looking character called Murphy. The objective is to reach the exit, which is only opened when a certain number of Infotrons are collected (usually all in the level). The setting is inside of a computer, therefore some computer terminology describes elements found in the levels. This includes destructible RAM chips, indestructible hardware, utility disks (which are explosives), terminals, and ports (one or two way gates). The most common enemy is a zonk, a rock which falls and rolls downwards, and explodes if it comes in contact with some, but not all other game elements. One of the most common enemies are a scissor looking enemy called snik snak which always moves in a predictable pattern.

Some levels feature gravity, where Murphy will fall down if he stands still, and has nothing beneath him. Other elements have fixed rules, such as Infotrons and Zonks always falls down, while RAM and hardware always stays put. There are 111 levels in total, and up to three of these may temporarily be skipped to advance. The game allows several profiles so that players may use the same computer with their own progression.

Screenshots

Supaplex DOS First level (EGA)
Supaplex DOS Credits
Supaplex DOS Instructions
Supaplex DOS Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Think!" -- Amiga working title

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User Reviews

Man, was it addictive - but I FINALLY completed all levels Karin Carroll (3) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Probably the game I spent most time with of all games! Erwin Bergervoet (302) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the most addictive games to grace the PC. Tomer Gabel (4388) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

GameHippo.com Oct 11, 1999 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Though the game didn't come with a level editor, some people seemt to figure out the files the levels were saved in (wasn't that difficult I guess) and made some great level editors. You can get them from http://www.elmerproductions.com/sp.

Related Web Sites

  • Supaplex website (The most extensive Supaplex website in existence. You can get the game here, level editors, new levels, and many other things.)
  • Supaplex - Wikipedia (More information about the game on the open encyclopedia website, Wikipedia)
Luiz Pacheco (1257) added Supaplex (DOS) on Aug 02, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63168)