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Amiga 5 2.6
Atari ST Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 5 2.6


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95
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Aug, 1990)
Together with the bonus rooms (very difficult to find) and the challenging but slightly underplayed shoot 'em up sections, Venus the Flytrap is a very big and action-packed arcade game. Presentation and attention to detail are high but take a backseat to the amazing playability - truly addictive. Venus is one bug you really must catch.
94
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Aug, 1990)
The terrific visuals, the super-tough armaments and the possibility of finding hidden bonus screens at any moment will have you glued to your screen longer than that mouldy blue-bottle's been glued to the flypaper hanging in the lavvy.
94
Virtually the same as the ST version (no bad thing by any means), but with beefed-up sound, and smooth HAM backgrounds for the same price. Again, an absolute must.
90
Atari STAtari ST User (May, 1992)
There are lots of bonuses to collect, such as extra time and shields, and you will need to use them wisely to overcome the hordes of different insects intent on destroying you. Yet another good value for money game from GBH.
90
AmigaZzap! (Oct, 1990)
After Listeria, Mad Cow Disease, Salmonella and Phil's Footy Mad Sheep, those loony farmers have finally caused a global catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Through overuse of pesticides all the insects have died out! No more nasty bee stings and ants in your pants maybe, but lots of plants will die without insects to pollinate them. So the loony farmers get barking mad John Gummer to call in the mad scientists. The boffins create a race of cybernetic insects, but these promptly eat some food and turn into psychopatic killer! With Richard Attenborough's favourite topic about to disappear – namely Life On Earth – the scientists develop Venus: The Fly Trap. This isn't a toothy green plant, but in fact the ultimate cybernetic insect killer. You have control of mankind's last hope.
87
AmigaAmiga Joker (Apr, 1990)
Insekten sind groß im Kommen: Nachdem diverse Fliegen in den gleichnamigen Filmen die Kinokassen zum Klingen brachten, hat sich nun die englische Softwareschmiede Gremlin des Themas angenommen. Herausgekommen ist dabei ein Actiongame der Sonderklasse!
85
Atari STAtari ST User (Oct, 1990)
Gremlin are definitely going from strength to strength lately. Venus is a brilliant arcade quality game that proves to be a winner and a first-class piece of software that shouldn't be missed.
83
Atari STThe One (Sep, 1990)
From the moment that the introductory sequence begins it's obvious that a lot of tender loving care has been lavished on Venus. It has a clean, polished feel. Each world is colourful, with large, well-animated adversaries, all accompanied by a palatable ditty and suitable spot effects. The most impressive aspect of Venus though, is the control of the fly. It's possible to determine your jumps with a great degree of accuracy, and there are some neat touches which add character - like the way the fly's wings flutter when it's perched on the edge of a platform. Despite proving a little repetitive at times, Venus represents an entertaining challenge. Worth a flutter...
83
AmigaAmiga Action (Apr, 1992)
The action itself is incredibly laid back, and you'll rarely find yourself in a fluster. Don't let that put you off, it's still an extremely playable and addictive blast.
82
The graphics are very lush, full of strange green plants and vines, arranged in a horizontally-scrolling platform-style landscape. All in all this is a pretty nice game.
77
Atari STST Format (Oct, 1990)
Although Venus is an "original" game, it really isn't that original. It has a good plot and competent programming, but it follows the basic template of most other games in the shoot-'em-up genre. Fortunately, the right elements have been mixed in the right proportions, and assembled well. The end result is an addictive, playable game, with plenty of excitement - one to have if you enjoy a really good eco-bash!
70
Atari STAttack (Jan, 1991)
Någonting för Giana sisters diggare. Venus fly trap är lätt att lära sig, svårt att bemästra, precis som ett bra spel ska vara. För det är väl ett bra spel? Jomenvisst, bra grafik, hyfsat ljud, lättstyrt, snygga monster, fast i det här fallet då insekter.
66
AmigaPower Play (Oct, 1990)
In Sachen Grafik und Sound haben sich die Programmierer wirklich Mühe gegeben. Leider spielt sich Venus für einen offensichtlichen Wonderboy-Nachzieher zu träge. Action-Freunde werden so trotz einiger Sonderwaffen nicht auf ihre Kosten kommen. Das Spiel ist eher etwas für Tüftler, die gerne immer wieder Anlauf nehmen, um eine bestimmte Hürde zuletzt doch noch zu meistern. So erweisen sich Paßwort- und Continue-Option schnell als mächtig frustrationshemmend. Auf dem ST enttäuscht Venus trotz einiger netter Ideen, die etwas fetzigere Amiga-Version kann man aber durchaus mal anspielen.
59
Atari STPower Play (Oct, 1990)
In Sachen Grafik und Sound haben sich die Programmierer wirklich Mühe gegeben. Leider spielt sich Venus für einen offensichtlichen Wonderboy-Nachzieher zu träge. Action-Freunde werden so trotz einiger Sonderwaffen nicht auf ihre Kosten kommen. Das Spiel ist eher etwas für Tüftler, die gerne immer wieder Anlauf nehmen, um eine bestimmte Hürde zuletzt doch noch zu meistern. So erweisen sich Paßwort- und Continue-Option schnell als mächtig frustrationshemmend. Auf dem ST enttäuscht Venus trotz einiger netter Ideen, die etwas fetzigere Amiga-Version kann man aber durchaus mal anspielen.
58
Atari STST Format (May, 1992)
[Budget re-release] The backgrounds are colourful, as are the character graphics, but there's not a lot to do aside from the shooting, jumping and avoiding. Venus is, unfortunately, yet another of those platform games which can safely be consigned to the "seen it, done it" pile after playing once.
33
AmigaAmiga Power (May, 1991)
Good fun, but palls fairly quickly.