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Mindbender uses similar gameplay principles to Deflektor, which means that you have indirect control over a beam of light. On each of the 50 levels you must guide it from a starting point to an ending point, taking out all the enemies along the way. Rotating each of the many mirrors on the level to send the beam onto the points the enemies hover over does this – reaching many of them will involve several attempts at finding the right combination of angles. Rotating barriers, light bulb switches and locked sections must all be taken into account, but there are also magic balloons later on. All this must be done within a time limit, and directing the beam back into itself causes overloads and must be avoided, Tron-style.


Mindbender Atari ST The first round proper
Mindbender Atari ST Each bulb space toggles on and off, so hit it an odd number of times
Mindbender DOS The main menu (VGA)
Mindbender Commodore 64 Oops, the beam reached a dead end...better fix that

Alternate Titles

  • "Migrain" -- Japanese title
  • "Deflektor 2" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Jan, 1990 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1989 64 out of 100 64


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