Dark Side

Original Platform: Amiga

Dark Side is a fist-person 3D space action game created by Incentive Software in 1988 both for 8-bit and 16-bit platforms, including ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and Commodore 64.

Dark Side
Year1989
GenreAction
Rating4

81/100 based on 8 editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherMicroProse
DeveloperIncentive Software
OS supportedWin7 64bit, Win8.1, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated28 January 2020
TAGS3d aliens disaster first-person freescape polygons virtual world

Game Review

Dark Side is a fist-person 3D space action game created by Incentive Software in 1988 both for 8-bit and 16-bit platforms, including ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and Commodore 64.

The title uses the game engine developed internally by Incentive, called Freescape, able to create a full 3D environment, with objects rendered as polygons, and with the ability to look up and down. This is the second game to use this engine after Driller, the precursor to Dark Side.

In this game, you are a government agent whose goal is to destroy a terrible weapon on a moon. The beam gun is a kind of Death Star that some terrorists want to use to destroy a planet (not very original, I know).

The gameplay of Dark Side is richer compared to Driller because the agent controlled by the player can use a jetpack to move vertically, not just horizontally.

Dark Side received very positive reviews at the time of the release. Unfortunately, this kind of 3D technology was made outdated very soon by the 3D cards on the PC. Still, if you like good polygons-based action, this is the right game!

Review by: Manu
Published: 28 January 2020, 1:33 pm


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Download Dark Side - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.1 - Language: English - Size: 7.55 Mb

Amiga version 1.1 - Language: English - Size: 8.10 Mb


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