Pushover is a puzzler developed by Red Rat Software and published by Ocean in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, and SNES.
The game, whose concept was created by Charles Partington, can be defined as an "advergame" since it was sponsored by Quavers, a famous British snack food brand. But unlike many other sponsored titles, Pushover is a brilliant game, with excellent animations, beautiful original music, funny cartoonish graphics, and an excellent intro. But most importantly, it has 100 levels with clever puzzles and gameplay that becomes addictive very soon.
The rules are simple; you need to arrange all the dominoes so that all of the dominoes are toppled after a single push. To do that, you will have to use the different special pieces, such as the "Ascender," the "Stopper," the "Tumbler" in the proper way. Pressing "P" will show the different pieces.
Once the final piece has been activated, the exit door opens, and the main character, G.I. Ant, must take the exit before the time expires. A handy password system will allow you to restart from the last level.
Easy to understand but very difficult to master, like all good strategy games. Some people have compared Pushover to Lemmings, though the two games are quite different. This shows how good this game is. Amiga Format and Amiga Action gave this game a rating above 85%, and the rating is well deserved.
A freeware remake for Windows was created in 2006; we will publish it soon. For now, enjoy the original Amiga version.