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Wicked

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
77
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Atari ST
80
...
Commodore 64
...
3.0
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Description

In Wicked, a big evil has come to the world and the player has to drive it back. To do so, the twelve astrological signs (with three levels each) have to be purged. The basic idea is that portals spit out spores which can be either good or evil. The goal is to produce enough good spores to overrun and destroy all evil portals before the screen is filled with bad spores.

The player has to manage the time resources because everything has to be done manually: shooting at the evil spore growth to drive it back and picking up good spores to create good spore portals at strategically useful positions. Additional gameplay elements are Guardians which fly around the screen and are unhealthy when touched, a night-time-rhythm which influence the spore growth and tarot cards which get revealed in regular intervals. These have either good or bad influences for the one who picks it up. There are three options to set the gameplay: action-oriented, strategy-oriented or mixed.

Screenshots

Wicked Atari ST Level map arcade mode
Wicked Amiga Starting to get overwhelmed.
Wicked Amiga Doing a good job keeping the bad spores under control.
Wicked Amiga The game over screen.

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1989 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1989 837 out of 1000 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1989 837 out of 1000 84
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The One Amiga Jul, 1989 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1989 63 out of 100 63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 7.4 out of 12 62

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Trivia

Awards

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

Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (123711)