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Vaxine

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
76
4.0
Atari ST
...
4.0
DOS
...
2.7
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Description

In this first person driver/shooter, the player must protect a body's base cells from attack by evil infecting cells. The field of battle is a toroidal grid on which your tri-colored half-sphere base cells sit awaiting your protection. The invading cells (also tri-colored spheres) attempt to bond together into groups and destroy your bases. You destroy the infecting cells by lobbing antibodies (also tri-colored spheres) at them. Hit an infector with the right color shot and it is destroyed. The catch is that you have a limited amount of each color of ammunition. Run out of a color and the game is over. The situation is also complicated by Spitters, enemies that appear and spew out new attacking cells if you take too long to complete a level.

Screenshots

Vaxine Atari ST Loading screen
Vaxine DOS Level start (EGA)
Vaxine DOS A passing enemy flying by, looking suspiciously like a sphere. (VGA)
Vaxine DOS Back in the old days, this start screen might have consisted of a game all of its own (VGA)

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Atari ST Oct, 1990 92 out of 100 92
ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Raze DOS Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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Trivia

Programming

Vaxine is exquisitely programmed: Run it on any machine you can find, even a slow XT with CGA, and you'll see it runs at a decent clip. Considering that the game has a fully-changing half-screen checkerboard floor, this is an impressive technical feat.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #7 Best Puzzle Game in 1990

Contributed to by ClydeFrog (10069) and Martin Smith (63162)