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Description

A side-on scrolling shoot-em-up with a twist: You play as a wasp (actually a man turned into a wasp) seeking revenge for the death of his girlfriend, Yuri, at the hands of the evil Hexaae! Levels include going through a garden (fighting other insects) and a sub-level in the intestines of a rotting rat(!). Designed to look Japanese, this game was actually developed in Germany.

Screenshots

Apidya Amiga Scene 2 - Grappling hook insect
Apidya Amiga Scene 3 - Swinging centipede and shooting toy soldier
Apidya Amiga Scene 1 - Spider
Apidya Amiga Scene 2 - Fish boss

Promo Images

Apidya Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Apidya II" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

An inventive and enjoyable, if over-rated, rival to Project X Martin Smith (78222) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Zero Jun, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Joker Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Format Jun, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Pelit May, 1992 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga May, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Jan, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Interface 1994 66 out of 100 66
High Score Sep, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Retro Spirit Games Feb 23, 2016 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
release date 1994 instead of 1992? 5 Rwolf (19249)
Dec 09, 2021
Windows version 3 Terok Nor (32083)
Oct 07, 2016

Trivia

Title

Kaiko really wanted to make this game look like an arcade conversion, including a Japanese title. However, the Japanese title says "Abija" instead of "Apidya".

Actually, the real name of the game is Apidya II (Apidya 2), even though there's no first part. According to Chris Hülsbeck, the "II" in the name of the game was "a gag to provide for some excitement" (from Kaiko history at http://www.nemmelheim.de/).

Bonus levels

Five bonus levels were designed for the game, but a bug in the collision detection on the original Amiga version meant that activating the one on level 4 was impossible. A patched version has been produced to run via WHDLoad

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Action Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Игги Друге.
Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (487) added Apidya (Amiga) on Jan 31, 2004
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