Chain Reaction

• Publisher: Durell Software
• Developer:
As above
Release Date: 1987
Code: Unknown

Title GFX: Unknown
Music: Rob Hubbard

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 55%




> CHAIN REACTION by Durell Software

• Completed & 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.

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I wandered, collected and dumped the rods eighteen times.

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. GAME COMPLETED'.


  • Neil: A message of complete simplicity. It did raise a smile, before I banged my head hard against the computer desk. 1/10.
  • Vinny: WTF! Really ... is THAT it! I suppose we couldn't really expect much more when the game was so poor! 1/10 from me too.
  • Andrew Fisher: The only good thing about this game was the Rob Hubbard music. Durell never got the best out of the C64.
  • Brendan Phoenix: I remember the ad's for this at the time and I actually thought the 3D perspective looked pretty cool. Now of course I know it plays like a dog.

FINAL SAY: Ha ha ha. A 'no nonsense' end message.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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