Vaxine

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
79
4.0
Atari ST
84
4.0
DOS
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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 DOS Landing a shot (EGA)
Vaxine DOS A passing enemy flying by, looking suspiciously like a sphere. (VGA)
Vaxine DOS Starting location (CGA)
Vaxine DOS Setup Menu before begin the game

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Critic Reviews

ST-Computer Atari ST Jan, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1990 905 out of 1000 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Format 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
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1991 7.2 out of 12 60

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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

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #37 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #7 Best Puzzle Game in 1990

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