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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 Game Gear The Menaces cant be killed and move randomly
Skweek TurboGrafx-16 Shooting at an enemy
Skweek TurboGrafx-16 Game start
Skweek Atari ST Falling into a bottomless pit

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Play Time Game Gear Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Amiga Jun, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 03, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Nov 12, 2009 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1989 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53
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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