Title Flood (Second Review) Game Type Platform Company Bullfrog and Electronic Arts Players 1 HD Installable Yes (With Patch) Compatibility All (With Patch) Submission Adrian Simpson Profiled Reviewer Review While Bullfrog's first game may have been a shoot-'em-up called Fusion, the rest of their output on the Amiga was quite the opposite. Populous, Populous 2, Powermonger, Theme Park and Syndicate need no introduction to any Amiga games player. However, there is another Bullfrog game that is quite different from these titles and that is a platformer called Flood. While it is a platformer, it is not like most other games of the genre. You control some sort of an amphibious creature that has to collect items from each level and make it to the exit in one piece. The character can cling to walls and ceilings, which allows differing paths to your goal. Various enemies patrol the levels and must be killed using the weapons available, which are slightly odd for a platformer. You can lob grenades, drop timed explosives, throw a boomerang and fire a large flamethrower. In addition to the normal enemies that can be killed, there is an indestructible ghost which starts to follow your exact movements, a short time after you have begun the level. As long as you keep moving, it will not catch up with you, but you can sometimes cross its path if you double back on yourself. While most of the game is pretty unique, it does borrow the slowly rising waters idea from Rainbow Islands. The main character, Flood, can swim in the rising floods, but he can also drown. Along with the ever present ghost, this adds a sense of urgency to the levels. The game is set in sewers and this is reflected by the fact that the graphics are pretty murky and brown. While this is a change from the usual bright colours of platform games, a little more variety in the levels would have helped. The sound is good, with the chink of bouncing grenades on metal and large explosions. Flood is a strange game and while it does contain some elements that characterise the cute platform genre, other parts of it set it apart from the rest. Whether this is good or bad is debatable, but Flood is definitely a flawed, but enjoyable game. It also has a great end sequence, following about 100 levels of watery action, which isn't to be missed.