Flood

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
77
3.9
Atari ST
81
2.9
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Description

Flood is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player takes control of Quiffy, a strange amphibious creature, on his quest to stop the flooding of his underground world. The gameplay is familiar (it is a platformer afterall), but there are some novel ideas, such as Quiffy's ability to cling to walls and ceilings.

Screenshots

Flood Amiga Level 09
Flood Atari ST An indoor level
Flood Amiga Level 20
Flood Amiga Title

User Reviews

Flood, innovative and cute Amiga Petrov Sienkowskery (5)
Nifty platform game Atari ST J Socha (13)

Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1990 715 out of 1000 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Flood available for pc 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (44830)
Jun 09, 2007

Trivia

Development

Flood was originally developed to support four separate players, each with their own camera which could be toggled onto the main screen. The mechanism didn't function particularly well, however, and Flood was completely re-designed as a "cutesy platformer". By that time the development team had grown attached to the four-player design concept, and so it was revived in Bullfrog's later title, Syndicate.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #77 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991: #3 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)
    • Issue 01/1993: #49 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list.

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