Awesome (video game)

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Awesome
Awesome Coverart.png
Amiga Cover art
Developer(s)Reflections Interactive
Publisher(s)Psygnosis
Designer(s)Martin Edmondson
Cormac Batstone
Artist(s)Martin Edmondson
Cormac Batstone
John Harris
Composer(s)Tim Wright
Lee Wright
Platform(s)Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns
Release1990
Genre(s)Action, strategy
Mode(s)Single-player

Awesome is a science fiction action video game released by Psygnosis for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1990. It features a variety of gameplay styles, from overhead shooting to Asteroids-esque sequences, and a pre-rendered ray-traced intro sequence.

Development[edit]

The theme music for Awesome was composed by Tim Wright. The box art for Awesome was painted by science fiction artist John Harris.

The game has been referenced in other titles. Graphics and music from the game were featured in Psygnosis's later game Lemmings as in-jokes, in a Taxing rated level called "What an AWESOME Level". These references were supported by cameo versions of the title music, arranged by the composer Tim Wright.

Plot and gameplay[edit]

The title is a multi-section space-based game. The player has to traverse the galaxy despite not having funds or fuel to do it.

Critical reception[edit]

ACE Magazine wrote that the game was very visually attractive.[1] The One felt the game lacked in originality, but that this was compensated by its long-term playability.[2] Computer and Video Games deemed the title "a little disappointing" by Psygosis standards.[3] Zzap! described the title as a "hotch-potch of game styles", with none of the subgames being particularly strong.[4] Amiga Joker thought Awesome was a very mediocre game.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACE Magazine Issue 41". No. 41. February 1991. p. 46.
  2. ^ "TheOne Magazine Issue 27". No. 27. December 1990. pp. 147–148.
  3. ^ "Computer and Video Games Magazine Issue 110". No. 110. January 1991. p. 97.
  4. ^ "ZZap!64 Magazine Issue 069". No. 69. January 1991. p. 97.
  5. ^ "Amiga reviews: Awesome". 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2018-04-28.

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