The Reap

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Developer(s) Housemarque
Publisher(s) Take 2 Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
  • NA: October 10, 1997
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

The Reap is an arcade shooter. It was released in 1997 to the PC, developed by Housemarque 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. Players are tasked to shoot enemies in an arctic oriented scenery. Next they fly through the deep oceans, wherein between shipwrecks and fish bones are sharks, submarines, and a genetically-engineered quadrapus waiting for them. After this there comes a canyon-desert stage. At last, players fight their enemies in a skyscraper city.

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

The game was influenced by the Neo Geo game Viewpoint (video game)[1] and shares some similarities like the isometric view.


  1. ^ What inspired The Reap - A 20th Anniversary Chronicle: