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Skweek (Atari ST)

Skweek Atari ST Title screen


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The Skweeks lived in harmony for centuries, being a naturally peaceful peoples, until Pitark arrived. He ruined their bright pink land by removing the colour, and it was only after he died that they had the opportunity to clean the land up. Your job is to travel through the 99 continents and clean each one in sequence.

Skweek can move in each of the four compass directions, and is armed with a simple weapon, whose shots rebound around before they hit one of Pitark's minions, the Schnoreuls - contact with which is instantly fatal. Some squares contain arrows which force you in a particular direction, while there are also blockades to avoid. Bomb squares blow up surrounding squares but give you time to move away from them as they do this, while Shortcut squares allow you to move to another teleport-type square by pushing the joystick in its direction.


Skweek Atari ST Completing level 1
Skweek Atari ST Changing the panels in my wake
Skweek Atari ST Introduction
Skweek Atari ST Beginning level 1

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Alternate Titles

  • "Slider" -- Game Gear title
  • "スクウィーク" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Jul, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Retro Archives Jul 15, 2018 15.5 out of 20 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1989 746 out of 1000 75
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1989 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Jun, 1989 62 out of 100 62
ST/Amiga Format Jun, 1989 52 out of 100 52


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Due to a mistake on the part of U.S. Gold, a development version made its way to the UK market. In this particular version, the developers had inserted some profane dialogue as a joke, such as making the Skweek say "fuck your mother" at the end of a level. The version the developers intended for release had the offending text removed, resulting in an unpleasant surprise for all parties when the mistake was discovered.

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Martin Smith (66830) added Skweek (Atari ST) on Apr 15, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Mok (2007), Kabushi (229532) and Martin Smith (66830)