BrainWave (Windows 3.x)

BrainWave Windows 3.x Loading and running the shareware release in 2013 brings up this message on the first screen.  It's not a problem though.


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Brainwave is a single player shareware game that is a sort of cross between Space Invaders and Galaxian.

Though it looks like a space shoot 'em up the premise for the game is much closer to home. Nanobots have been surgically implanted into the player's brain to repair damage caused by watching too much television. However as they went about their work the nanobots achieved intelligence of their own and in order to survive they are now feeding on the player's brain. The good news is that the player's imagination has created a ship that will destroy the nanobots and so the battle commences.

There are nine scenarios in the full game with three being made available in the shareware release. This is a keyboard controlled game with the arrows moving the ship left / right and the space bar firing the ship's weapon. These is no up/down movement. Once a wave of nanobots has been cleared the game displays the player's score before presenting the next wave which the game claims to configure by analysing the player's game style. Some nanobots leave a power crystal behind that, if captured, upgrades the players weapons.

The game has sound, music, a high score table and re-definable keys.


BrainWave Windows 3.x The start of the Meninges scenario
BrainWave Windows 3.x This is the screen where the player selects the scenario they want to play.
BrainWave Windows 3.x After displaying a brief help message the game naturally shows a reminder to register the game as well as the option to play
BrainWave Windows 3.x The nanobots don't just march down the screen as in Space Invaders, they swoop and attack like they do in Galaxian. Note how the weapons have been upgraded by catching power-ups.

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piltdown_man (151592) added BrainWave (Windows 3.x) on Feb 06, 2013