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Skweek

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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4.5
Atari ST
69
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TurboGrafx-16
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3.9
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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 Watch out for those booby trap tiles
Skweek Atari ST Introduction
Skweek Amstrad CPC Level Bonus Calculation
Skweek Amstrad CPC Level and Player Information

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Amstrad CPC Nov 12, 2009 15 out of 20 75
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 03, 2009 75 out of 100 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1989 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
Power Play Game Gear Aug, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1989 62 out of 100 62
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 60 out of 100 60

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Contributed to by Mok (1961), Kabushi (131330) and Martin Smith (63054)