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Description

The Skweeks lived in harmony for centuries, being a naturally peaceful peoples, until Pitark arrived. He ruined their bright pink land by removing the colour, and it was only after he died that they had the opportunity to clean the land up. Your job is to travel through the 99 continents and clean each one in sequence.

Skweek can move in each of the four compass directions, and is armed with a simple weapon, whose shots rebound around before they hit one of Pitark's minions, the Schnoreuls - contact with which is instantly fatal. Some squares contain arrows which force you in a particular direction, while there are also blockades to avoid. Bomb squares blow up surrounding squares but give you time to move away from them as they do this, while Shortcut squares allow you to move to another teleport-type square by pushing the joystick in its direction.

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Skweek TurboGrafx-16 With the right shot, you can freeze flames
Skweek Amstrad CPC Level Bonus Calculation
Skweek Game Gear The Menaces cant be killed and move randomly
Skweek Game Gear A warp gate to somewhere else on the level

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Alternate Titles

  • "Slider" -- Game Gear title
  • "スクウィーク" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Game Gear Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 746 out of 1000 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Game Gear Aug, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1989 62 out of 100 62
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 60 out of 100 60
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jun, 1989 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Profanity

Due to a mistake on the part of U.S. Gold, a development version made its way to the UK market. In this particular version, the developers had inserted some profane dialogue as a joke, such as making the Skweek say "fuck your mother" at the end of a level. The version the developers intended for release had the offending text removed, resulting in an unpleasant surprise for all parties when the mistake was discovered.

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