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Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux
Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

SystemAmiga
Floppy (3.5")1

MicroIllusions

Amiga

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Release Date: 1/1/1989
Manufacturer: MicroIllusions
 
Dr. Plummet's House of Flux is a computer game developed by MicroIllusions in 1989 for the Amiga.

The unusual Dr. Plummet has invited the player character to his House of Flux to test the player's skills on four different missions, each with seven levels. Each level has a specific theme, with differing backgrounds and obstacles that relate to that theme. The player flies a ship equipped with a gun and shield to rescue six astronauts held captive in each level, avoiding or destroying obstacles such as walls, guns, bases, and weird things created by Dr. Plummet.

The player operates the ship using a joystick. Moving the joystick to the left or right rotates the ship in a counter-clockwise or clockwise direction. Pushing forward on the joystick thrusts the ship forward. Pressing the joystick button fires the guns, and the space bar raises shields that protect the ship from some obstacles and enemy fire. Running out of fuel causes the ship to rotate aimlessly.

The game was reviewed in 1990 in Dragon #157 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 2 out of 5 stars.

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux Floppy (3.5")

User Comments
Dan Conder on Saturday, September 14, 2013
Based on the best PD game ever Grav attack. This version had more levels. It is too bad the Author is deceased. He was extremely talented and had a bright future. I waisted a serious amount of time on Grav attack and this game.
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