& Reviewed by Neil Collins
An anti-nuclear party has reprogrammed power station
robots to empty the vault and attack all the human
staff. Your mission is to get in there, collect the
eighteen radioactive fuel rods and dump them into vault.
This is the scenario you face when you play Chain
Reaction by Durell Software. I don't remember this game
at all and that's probably because it is pretty awful. I
like my games to have a mix of action and strategy,
which this game has, but it is poorly programmed and
looks awful. The viewpoint of each room shifts creating
a poor 3D environment on which badly drawn sprites are
scattered. The action is repetitive and dull and it just
makes you want to give up after a short time. It will
take you a while to recover all the rods if you can be
bothered to play that long, which I can't imagine as
it's a boring and unrewarding task. Two big thumbs down
for this game I'm afraid.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I wandered, collected and dumped the rods eighteen
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final rod is thrown into the vault, the game is
beaten. A message appears on the screen which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS.