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After humanity destroys the earth through over-population and excess pollution, it becomes essential to send a robotic fly through to clean it up. You take control of the fly, shooting out the mutated creatures and plants. You must get through 8 worlds, including Frozen Wastes, Caverns and Death Valley.

Most sentient creatures release a ball when killed; shoot this to release one of many features such as enhanced weaponry, faster movement, an extra life, or negative ones like losing a life or having your controls reversed. As the game progresses the levels become more intricate and platform-based.


Venus the Flytrap Atari ST Frozen Wastes
Venus the Flytrap Atari ST Caverns
Venus the Flytrap Atari ST Tokens Explained
Venus the Flytrap Atari ST Another later level, from the demo

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Atari ST User May, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The One Sep, 1990 83 out of 100 83
ST Format Oct, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Attack Jan, 1991 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Power Play Oct, 1990 59 out of 100 59
ST Format May, 1992 58 out of 100 58


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  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #84 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Martin Smith (66830) added Venus the Flytrap (Atari ST) on Oct 25, 2004
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