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A graphically impressive game, especially for the time it came out, but much too difficult in a frustrating way BdR (6058) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

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Zzap! (Dec, 1988)
The action grabs you right from the start and doesn't let go: not a game to play when you're trying to finish a mega Christmas issue. Just one more thing: miss this and you're missing one of the most original and addictive games on the Amiga!
Supporting the gameplay are some tremendous graphics. The use of colour is superb - I've never seen so many colours on-screen at the same time, and the sprites are excellent. There are some unusual sampled sitar sounds heralding the beginning of the screen and the end of a game, and the sound effects are pretty good. The title screen music is also good, with the Amiga version having the edge over the slightly tinny ST tune. Whether you're an ST or Amiga version, don't let this classic escape you.
This game can't be praised enough for its originality, graphic presentation, addictive gameplay and lasting challenge. Every last detail has been well thought out in the programming to make a classic game even better.
Commodore User (Nov, 1988)
Nebulus is going to be one hell of a game to complete, but then it is going to be one hell of a game to put down again – probably one of the most addictive games ever to be released anywhere (honestly). In fact it should carry a health warning: the amount of times people have nearly thumped the Amiga (Jarratt) or a wall for that matter has to get a mention. Ultimately, it is a mentally stimulating, reflex testing, light hearted game that must rank as one of the best ever releases.
The most outstanding aspect of Nebulus is its addictive playability - featuring no complex rules or controls to memorize. Amiga and ST conversions are excellent games. Visually there is little difference between the two, while sound is largely limited to spot effects. The only difference is the speed, with the Amiga being slightly faster. Nebulus is one of those rare games which is not only original but also enjoyable. Don't miss it.
The One (Nov, 1988)
The only marked differences between ST and Amiga Nebulus are the higher number of colours on-screen and the quality of the sound effects, all of which are sampled on the Amiga, (including a strange throaty wheeze for the appearance of one alien). However, the Amiga version does run slightly faster, and is therefore a touch more responsive - an important factor - in a game as precise and demanding as this.
Retro Archives (Aug 10, 2018)
Nebulus sur Amiga ne surprend pas, mais en avait-il vraiment besoin? Dans une version désormais bien plus colorée et même un tantinet plus jouable, le titre de Hewson Consultants est plus agréable à parcourir que jamais – même si la difficulté est toujours aussi corsée. Un excellent jeu au sein de la ludothèque de la machine de Commodore.
Amiga Power (May, 1991)
Classically simple design makes for a game that won't let go once it gets its hook into you (which will be about two minutes after you pick it up).