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Old 11-07-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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My brother and i used to play this game about 20 years ago on Amiga (BEtween us we had an amiga and an atari but i think it was on his amiga) but might have also be available on Dos.

The player was an astronaut and there was a cut screen showing him in a classic spacesuit on the outside of a space station but the game play wasn't with the astronaut.

The astronaut had to control a number of different robots, sending them one at a time onto the different levels of the space station, of which there were 6. IIRC.

Perspective was top down on each level and the robots were of a few different designs but the main differences were that some of them were specially coloured, either red or blue (the main ones) and maybe a couple of other colours with less obvious effect ont he game.

The player, via the robots was attempting to repair the station but the immediate concern was to prevent the reactor from exploding by rolling barrels of coolant into chute positioned around the levels. The levels also had obstacles of various kinds (reminds me somewhat of the board game Roborally) the most memorable of them being red and blue attractors and repulsers which pushed or pulled the reed and blue coloured robots. Those pushers would make it imposible for the red/blue robots to get to some areas but were probably used later to get robots into places they wouldn't otherwise get.

The robots could also be damaged and become unusable on the levels making it progressively harder to complet ethe game. We never completed it anyway.

Thanks in advance for any help naming this intriguing game.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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This sounds soooo familiar... Just in case, check Hacker 2, although I think about another game, but can't remember it...
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Sounds like Quadralien

MobyGames has CGA screenshots, but there is an EGA/VGA version.
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Old 13-07-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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How did the player control the robots? Directly, or by - say - designing logic circuits or using some kind of script to program their actions?
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Sounds like Quadralien
yeah, that must be it... here are shots on lemonamiga
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