The Reap

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The Reap
Developer(s) Housemarque Games Inc.
Publisher(s) Take 2 Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA October 10, 1997
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution CD-ROM

The Reap is an arcade shooter in a Zaxxon style. It was released in 1997 to the PC, developed by Housemarque Games Inc. and published by Take 2 Interactive Software Europe.


The game has a total of 4 stages and each stage have three to four levels, altogether there are 10 levels. First you shoot enemies in an arctic oriented scenery. Next you fly through the deep oceans, wherein between shipwrecks and fish bones are sharks, submarines, and a genetically-engineered quadrapus waiting for you. After this there comes a canyon-desert stage. Last but not least you fight your enemies in a skyscraper city.

Your ship can get 5 weapon systems and all of them can be upgraded three times. The biggest weapon is a rocket blaster. You can also find bombs or invulnerability shields.