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Vaxine

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
79
4.0
Atari ST
84
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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 Notice the linked cells, E-Motion-style
Vaxine DOS Setup Menu before begin the game
Vaxine DOS Lobbing one of my own shots at a stationary target (VGA)
Vaxine DOS Missing, but receiving subtle hints from the game as to how to adjust my aim (VGA)

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1990 905 out of 1000 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 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
Raze Atari ST Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 73 out of 100 73
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

  • 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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