Alpha Waves
for PC

Company: Infogrames
Year: 1990
Genre: Simulation, Action
Theme: Unique
Language: English, Francais, Deutsch
Licence: Commercial
Views: 31463
Review by Elwood (2000-11-29)

Now what should you think of this? A pseudo-esoteric 3D Sim with an unusual soundtrack. Yeah... that pretty much describes it. That's all? Hell no, of course not. The goal of the game itself is a bit unclear, but usually you have to find your way out of the room you are in, which in some cases is not difficult at all - at least it seems so - just jumping up those stairs. Yeah, you think - the gravity is different in those rooms, some stairs are just moving away and not all the doors you might want to use as an exit are open - you sometimes have to use crystals to open the doors. Nasty thing about this is that you can't even leave through the door you entered all the time - nice surprise to fall down from just below the roof, defintely eliminates the possibility of using that door again - hehe.

Might all sound pretty hectic now - but that's just if you play in Action-Mode - there's also the Emotion-Mode in which the game is said to have certain effects on your brain according to the section you are playing in (e.g. 'concentrate', 'meditation') - guess you can pretty much forget about that, but still, it can be quite enjoying to play without time-limits ...and the soundtrack is really not bad - not even on the PC-Beeper.

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Christophe de Dinechin:
Just so you know, this games *does not* come from Frederick Raynal, but from Christophe de Dinechin, who wrote the original game for Atari ST. Frederick Raynal ported it to the IBM PC, and it gave him the insight that time was ripe for 3D in games... a technology he then used extensively in Alone in the Dark.
Just so you know, this game comes from Frederick Raynal, the creator of Little Big Adventure, Alone in the Dark and Time Commando.
I came across this game at a garage sale about 10 years ago and its still one of my favorites.