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Description

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.

Screenshots

Flood Amiga Intro sequence
Flood Amiga Level 37
Flood Amiga Level 25
Flood Atari ST The cave is soon completely flooded

Promo Images

Flood Magazine Advertisement

User Reviews

Flood, innovative and cute Amiga Petrov Sienkowskery (5)
Nifty platform game Atari ST J Socha (16)

Critic Reviews

The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jul, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Aug, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Dragon Atari ST Dec, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Retro Archives Amiga Aug 08, 2018 15.5 out of 20 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Flood available for pc 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (63606)
Jun 09, 2007

Trivia

Development

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.

Awards

  • 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.

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