Title The Chaos Engine 2 Company The Bitmap Brothers Game Type Shoot-em-up Players 1 or 2 Compatibility AGA Submission Mat Colton Review Chaos Engine 2 is the sequel to the bestseller game Chaos Engine and is a competitive action game. There are always two characters involved, either 2 human players or one human and one computer player. You can choose between four differant characters, each with their own special abilities. As in CE1 you view the play area from above and screen scolling is used instead of screen switching. CE2 uses a split screen so that it is possible to see what your opponent is doing at any time. Of course he can also see what you`re doing. The main difference between CE1 and CE2 is the fact, that in CE2 the two players are competitors and not as in CE1 cooperatives. The main goal is to get enough pieces of the crazy machine together. These pieces and the key to exit the level lie around in the level. The player who collects the most pieces and the key wins and can go on to the next level. This means that you have to be lightning fast, knock out your opponent and collect as much as you can, find the key and get out of the level. You`ll end up rushing through a level in a minute or so. If you lose, it takes about a minute or two until you can go for the next try, because it takes that long to load the level from the floppy. By now there`s a hd installer availible in the Aminet and I strongly recommend using it, since it`s no fun to play a minute and wait another 2 minutes to try again. Also, this game is so fast, you don`t have the time to enjoy the great graphics. I personally am not too happy about not playing together as a team, but rather as competitors. Especially in human+computer mode the game tends to get rather boring since you have to rush though the level without a strategic plan. This is the only negative aspect of CE2, but it was enough to get me bored after playing a while. If you haven`t played CE1 or 2 , you`re better off buying CE1 in my opinion. CE2 has a nice soundtrack and the sound effects are good too. CE1 is a superb game, CE2 is good too, as long as you want a dazziling fast gameplay and are not too interested in strategic elements.