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Quadralien (Atari ST)

Quadralien Atari ST The title screen


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Quadralien is a real-time puzzle game in the tradition of Sokoban.

The future: Mankind's space stations throughout the solar system are powered by a huge space reactor, called Astra. Astra is about to break down. The enemy race of Quadraliens has captured the reactor; now, contamination is rising and total failure is imminent. The last chance are six remotely controlled droids, which are to clean Astra and destroy the Quadrailen mother in Astras core.

You're controlling two robots in each of the 19 levels, cleaning up the contamination on your way. Gameplay is a variation of Sokoban: You've got to push spheres in the right direction to clear the way. However, the spheres are magnetically charged, meaning that they repell or attract each other. You've got to consider chain reactions.

Before entering a level, you may chose which robots to take with you. Each droid has different abilities, like higher range of movement, higher capacity to carry contaminated materials, or a magnetic charge of its own. You can blast your way out of hopeless situations with a limited number of detonators, and you may restart every level with already removed contamination staying removed. However, there's a time limit for the whole game in form of reactor core temperature and energy, so be quick!


Quadralien Atari ST The title screen
Quadralien Atari ST The first level right in the beginning
Quadralien Atari ST Select droids to use in this level -- each one has different abilities and you can take 2 with you
Quadralien Atari ST Terminal menu in the level: drop the collected waste, recharge energy, and gather some status information

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1988 10.75 out of 12 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1988 850 out of 1000 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Jul, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Atari ST User Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Happy Computer Jul, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ST Action Aug, 1988 67 out of 100 67


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  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Xoleras (66720) added Quadralien (Atari ST) on Sep 09, 2004
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