DescriptionFlood is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player takes control of Quiffy, a strange amphibious creature, on his quest to stop the flooding of his underground world. The gameplay is familiar (it is a platformer afterall), but there are some novel ideas, such as Quiffy's ability to cling to walls and ceilings.
During his travel to the planet surface, Quiffy will meet three kinds of menace. The first is the monsters, of course, as in any platformer. The two others are a bit more original: as the game's title implies, water will progressively flood the levels, endagering Quiffy - which, by the way, isn't amphibious. There is also a ghost which happens to be the spirit of Quiffy's late aunt (!) and which will chase him by reproducing every move he made a dozen of seconds later.
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|Nifty platform game||J Socha (16)||unrated|
|The One for ST Games||Jul, 1991||100|
|ST Format||Aug, 1990||91 out of 100||91|
|ST Format||Jul, 1991||87 out of 100||87|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Sep, 1990||80 out of 100||80|
|Atari ST User||Sep, 1990||80 out of 100||80|
|Power Play||Sep, 1990||79 out of 100||79|
|Retro Archives||Aug 08, 2018||15.5 out of 20||78|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Sep, 1990||715 out of 1000||72|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Jul, 1990||7.8 out of 12||65|
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|Flood available for pc||2||Pseudo_Intellectual (60501)
Jun 09, 2007
DevelopmentFlood was originally developed to support four separate players, each with their own camera which could be toggled onto the main screen. The mechanism didn't function particularly well, however, and Flood was completely re-designed as a "cutesy platformer". By that time the development team had grown attached to the four-player design concept, and so it was revived in Bullfrog's later title, Syndicate.
- Amiga Power
- May 1991 (issue #00) - #77 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
- ST Format
- Issue 01/1991: #3 Best Platform Game in 1990 (Atari ST)
- Issue 01/1993: #49 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list.