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Oxyd

Oxyd DOS The title screen, plain and simple

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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Atari ST
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4.2
Amiga
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Description

You control a black orb that is trapped in a puzzle like labyrinth. A level is called a landscape and there are 200 landscapes to solve. The main gameplay element consists of opening the so-called oxydstones. You can bump against a oxydstone and a colored symbol will appear. Uncover two of the same colors and they will stay open, making it a memory-like game. Open all oxydstones to solve a landscape.

To make things more interesting there are walls, pitfalls, quicksand, one-way walls, breakable tiles, reflecting lasers (for Deflektor-like puzzle solving), movable blocks (for Sokoban-like puzzle solving), tiles that crumble away when roll over them, doors, switches etc. Some of the landscapes contain items that you can pick up and use. Items include pieces of paper with hints, umbrellas that give you the ability to float, bombs to blow up walls, a spring to jump across gaps.

To mix up the gameplay, every tenth landscape is a meditation landscape where you simultaneously control several green orbs. Manoeuvre each of the orbs into a pit to solve these landscapes.

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Oxyd DOS Uncover the oxydstones, avoid the fan
Oxyd Atari ST Stones on the lower border can be destroyed...
Oxyd DOS Enter a password, leave empty to start at the first landscape
Oxyd DOS The title screen, plain and simple

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Génération 4 Macintosh Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 54 out of 100 54

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