Breathless is a first person science fiction shooter developed by Fields of VIsion and published by Power Computing in 1995 for the Amiga only.
Breathless is a first person science fiction shooter developed by Fields of VIsion and published by Power Computing in 1995 for the Amiga only. The game has a rather Doom-like appearance and is considered the fourth serious attempt at a Doom clone for the Commodore 16 bit platform, after Fears, Gloom and Alien Breed 3D.
Set in a desolate future where aliens have enslaved humanity, you play as one of the last remaining humans willing to fight back. After being caught you are given unwanted surgery to become a cyborg. Playing as this midriff baring cyborg, you have to make your way through alien conceived areas to test your abilities. Battle your way across 4 worlds, with 5 levels a piece, in order to possibly attain your freedom. Armed with a gun you have to shoot your way through enemies, gather key cards to open doors, and make your way to the end. As you play there are opportunities to collect credits that you can use at computer terminals to upgrade your weapons. All the weapons function off of one-size-fits-all ammunition dubbed ‘energy’. The game also has a handy auto-mapping feature to save on schlepping around trying to remember where you need to go.
It's definitely not Doom but Breathless did pretty well for itself upon release and pushed the limits of what the Amiga could accomplish.
The developers wanted to show the world that it was possible to run a first person shooter on the Amiga. Do you think they made it? Leave a comment below!
Review by: Tasha
Published: 16 February 2018, 2:08 pm