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Venus the Flytrap

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
85
2.2
Atari ST
...
1.4
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Description

After humanity destroys the earth through over-population and excess pollution, it becomes essential to send a robotic fly through to clean it up. You take control of the fly, shooting out the mutated creatures and plants. You must get through 8 worlds, including Frozen Wastes, Caverns and Death Valley.

Most sentient creatures release a ball when killed; shoot this to release one of many features such as enhanced weaponry, faster movement, an extra life, or negative ones like losing a life or having your controls reversed. As the game progresses the levels become more intricate and platform-based.

Screenshots

Venus the Flytrap Amiga Much of the game takes place upside-down. Step on the double-arrows to reverse the gravity.
Venus the Flytrap Amiga No, that's not another player, it's just a statue looking like me.
Venus the Flytrap Atari ST Now Collected Big Shot Power Up
Venus the Flytrap Atari ST Another Intro Shot

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Aug, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Atari ST Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Oct, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1990 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1990 59 out of 100 59
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 58 out of 100 58

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Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #84 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63134)