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Volfied

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
70
4.6
DOS
...
3.5
Arcade
...
...
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Description

Volfied is very similar to Qix -- the player takes control of an object whose purpose is to roam the screen, forming shapes and removing them from the play field. By way of reward, a picture is gradually revealed in the removed areas of the screen. The borders of the area which the player has not cleared become the border of the area the player's pointer can move along.

The player's object must avoid contact with any of the enemies which float around the screen, as this will weaken and eventually destroy it. Barriers limit which parts of the border boxes can be formed through. The goal is to clear 80% or more of the screen, and each additional percent adds bonus points.

This game allows for one or two player games in three difficulty levels, but offers no passwords or saved games across its numerous levels.

Screenshots

Volfied DOS Title Screen
Volfied Arcade Sometimes, You can shoot to enemies
Volfied Atari ST The short, Arkanoid-style intro
Volfied Amiga Now it's only you and I, space battleship thing

Alternate Titles

  • "Ultimate Qix" -- US/Brazilian Genesis title
  • "ヴォルフィード" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Excellent. Difficult, but excellent Amiga *Katakis* (37850)
Good conversion of Taito's popular arcade game of the same name. DOS Clockwork (154)
If I could only keep my cool.. DOS Roedie (5225)
Another wonderful classic. DOS Tomer Gabel (4365)

The Press Says

Info Amiga Jan, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Games-X Amiga Dec, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1992 7 out of 12 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 1990 5 out of 12 42
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1992 42 out of 100 42

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Trivia

Manual

The Volfied manual has instructions for loading the game both on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, but these versions were never released, even though the game itself was simple enough to stand a conversion to most 8-bit formats.

Sound

This game uses two sound devices. The intro music and the music between the levels are produced by your sound card, while the in-game sound effects are made by the PC Speaker. This technique is shared by another Taito conversion, Qix.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге
Contributed to by 666gonzo666 (45818), Sciere (281322), Kabushi (130146), Martin Smith (63052), gamewarrior (5064), Игги Друге (44535) and Tomer Gabel (4365)