The Plague is an action sci-fi shooter developed by Critical Design and published by Innerprise Software in 1990 for the Amiga.
The game is set in a future that looks pretty bleak. Monsters or aliens are running amok, and it’s up to you to stop them. The main character looks like he could be related to Conan, with all his rippling muscles and minimal clothing. He’s got a big gun and is not afraid to use it. He can run, jump, shoot, and climb ropes. He starts with a machine gun, but additional weapons can be collected via power-ups. You also have access to several level-clearing bombs for emergencies. Enemies walk, crawl, fly, and scuttle and can either be killed or avoided. Thankfully, muscles are not a one-hit kill, but you should probably keep an eye on the health bar.
The Plague was not wildly popular with critics, but it’s a run-and-gun that’s always entertaining. At least to me. If you break the high score, you can paint the background for level 3. What do you think? You may place your opinion on the matter below.