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Molecule Man is trapped inside a radioactive maze of 256 screens, and it's your job to get him out. To do this you must collect 16 circuits which are located at extreme points of the levels. You must regularly consume radiation tablets to fend off certain poisoning, and your initial supply of 20 is totally inadequate.

Fortunately, there are coins dotted around the levels, as well as ant-radiation tablet vending machines at which you can buy them. Coins can also be used to buy more time, or to blow up obstacles which make some sections difficult or impossible to access.

Viewed isometrically, the screen designs are intentionally surreal, each taking on an unlikely distorted real-world theme. If you find the initial level layouts too easy, too hard or too dull, you can design a new set with the bundled maze editor.


Molecule Man Commodore 16, Plus/4 Start Screen.
Molecule Man MSX Title screen
Molecule Man MSX Use your radiation tablets or you will die.You have 20 radiation tablets, which is not sufficient.
Molecule Man Amstrad CPC Game start

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Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 17 out of 20 85
Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Apr, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Sep, 1986 14 out of 20 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 69 out of 100 69
Zzap! Commodore 16, Plus/4 Aug, 1987 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 5.25 out of 10 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1986 5.25 out of 10 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) MSX Aug, 1986 5.25 out of 10 52
Computer Gamer Commodore 16, Plus/4 Apr, 1987 40 out of 100 40


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According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #1), the game was Mastertronic's #14 best selling game (210.693 copies).

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