Bio-Defence (Tymac) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By Tymac
Atari 400/800

Published in Computer & Video Games #48


This is a sick game. Or rather it's a game about the sick. A lethal infection is raging through your body. The temperature is rising and your fever is high.

To combat the bacteria, you must use an Electroscan. This enables you to analyse the body and obtain vital information on the bacteria's activity.

Pressing the fire button allows you to enter the body at its cellular level. Using the joystick, you can direct a white blood cell to engulf the bacteria. The more bacteria destroyed, the more points notched up.

Tymac's press release boasts that the game would make computers "come alive with voices and sounds". But on our copy of the game the voice was so muffled that it could be hardly understood.

Apart from my dislike of Tymac's dubious taste in producing a game about raging infections, I found the game pretty unexciting.