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Flood (Atari ST)

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Flood 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.


Flood Atari ST Title screen
Flood Atari ST Cute teddy bears. Or maybe not...
Flood Atari ST Just one item left to collect before the level is complete
Flood Atari ST An indoor level

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User Reviews

Nifty platform game J Socha (16) unrated

Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Jul, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ST Format Aug, 1990 91 out of 100 91
ST Format Jul, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Dragon Dec, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) 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


Topic # Posts Last Post
Flood available for pc 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (61502)
Jun 09, 2007



Flood 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.

kvitkanin (80) added Flood (Atari ST) on Apr 12, 2003
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