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Infestation

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MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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3.6
FM Towns
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DOS
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3.2
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Description

The Alpha 2 research colony on Xelos has been invaded by aliens, wiping out the crew and laying 167 of their eggs, all waiting to hatch into a lethal alien infestation. Superhero Kal Solar is the only one who can prevent a catastrophe, and that's where you come in.

The game is viewed in 3D from Solar's perspective, with a full HUD built into his helmet showing direction, health and supplies. Other HUDs also allow you to check whether the current air is breathable (you have limited oxygen), as well as one built into your Jetpack.

There are two movement modes, one of which allows you to pan the view and the other allows you to shoot. Objects have to be picked up and used, computers operated, and an infra-red kit located and used. To win the game you will have to destroy all the eggs, and then shut the compound down and escape in time.

Screenshots

Infestation FM Towns Main menu in Japanese mode
Infestation FM Towns Intro
Infestation DOS Discharging my weapon fruitlessly
Infestation FM Towns Language selection screen, as you can see in addition to Japanese, the FM Towns version also supports English, French and German

Alternate Titles

  • "インフェステーション 沈黙の惑星" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 94 out of 100 94
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1990 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Apr, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1990 720 out of 1000 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 7.6 out of 12 63
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1990 42 out of 100 42

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