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Flood

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
77
3.9
Atari ST
86
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 Atari ST Title screen
Flood Amiga Level 31
Flood Atari ST Just one item left to collect before the level is complete
Flood Atari ST The cave is soon completely flooded

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

The One for ST Games Atari ST Jul, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Aug, 1990 95 out of 100 95
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
The One Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
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
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 79 out of 100 79
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 (44700)
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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