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Weird Dreams

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
49
3.4
DOS
...
3.2
Amiga
63
...
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Description

A severely ill man is on the operating table when a Daemon named Emily trapping you in your own subconscious. To escape you must find four orbs, which are trapped within a selection of esoteric mini-games set within the darkest Dali-influenced recesses of the mind.

Weird Dreams is a third-person game with action and puzzle elements. The game contains bizarre levels and unorthodox activities, including feeding a wasp cotton candy, beating up hopping totem poles with fish from the sky, and an encounter with a baked chicken in a haunted house. The game comes with a "short novel" that explains the plot in detail and serves as copy protection.

Screenshots

Weird Dreams Commodore 64 Oh dear, you lost a life. If you have any lives left, the ER team is able to revive you.
Weird Dreams Commodore 64 Title screen
Weird Dreams DOS Intro: Steve dives into his dreams (CGA)
Weird Dreams Commodore 64 Collecting some, as the beam comes in and out of sight

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User Reviews

An unique and psychedelic experience. DOS Jiguryo (37)

Critic Reviews

ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jul, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1990 57 out of 100 57
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 53 out of 100 53
Le Geek Amiga Dec, 2003 2 out of 5 40
Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Sep 16, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Pixel-Heroes.de Atari ST Sep 16, 2011 4 out of 10 40
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1990 4 out of 10 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 36 out of 100 36

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Trivia

Inspiration

Designer Herman Serrano said he wanted to "paint" the computer screen instead of a canvas. He thought up all the strange level themes while on vacation from art school. The novel is by Rupert Goodwins.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

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