The goal behind the game doesn't sound very exciting when explained in writing. But then again, if I said Tetris was moving blocks together to make them fit, that doesn't sound very exciting either. So believe me when I say, this game is more fun than it it will seem be reading this.
The idea is you are given 4 different types of atoms, having a nucleus and anywhere from 1 to 4 orbiting electrons. If you put two atoms next to each other, they will bond together, taking one electron from each atom. Once you are able to bond all of the electrons, the molecule is complete and will disappear from the screen, giving you more room.
So, if you have 2 atoms with a single electron, putting them next to each other will eliminate them. But if one of those atoms has 2 electronics or more, then you will need to continue to bond more atoms until you have eliminated all of the free-roaming electrons.
The levels get more difficult as you go along. The primary reason for loosing the game would be that the playing field becomes full and you run out of space, similar to how you loose a game of Tetris.
|GRAPHICS - 7/10|
|The graphics in this game are not really needed to be very fancy due to the simplicity of the game. However, they are very adequate and the intro screen graphics are at least as good as the IBM EGA version. In the Amiga version the atoms have a little more glossy look to them, due to more colors available.|
|SOUND - 10/10|
|Sound is excellent. I rank the music on this game to be one of the best of all time. The music actually holds its own against the Amiga and PC versions of the game.|
|PLAYABILITY - 10/10|
|Very playable. Only takes a few minutes to get the hang of this game. |
|OVERALL - 9/10|
|Great game. Spent many hours playing this, and I am just as happy to play the C64 version of this game as I am the Amiga, the difference is very minor.|