Creature Shock
Developer: Argonaut
Publisher: Atari
State of completion: 3D Shooter (rails)
Also planned or released for: CD-I (released?), PC (released), 3DO (released), Saturn (released), PlayStation (???)
Notes: Game is listed as a CD game due for August 1995 in the Atari Dealer Price List Q3/1995.

Creature Shock - Late '95
A bit on the vapourous side in gameplay terms. In fact, you probably have more directional freedom on an Inter City 125 than in this very linear shooter, but the big plus point of Creature Shock is its stiflingly claustrophobic atmosphere. Much of the action takes place in cramped corridors and dark chambers containing partially illuminated monsters on a massive scale. It's hard to describe the effect, and indeed, the lack of any real meat to the gameplay meant the game didn't get any massive critical acclaim. And it's try to say that any wonderment you experience will be fairly short-lived. On the upside - it's very spooksome.
It's all pre-rendered so there's not much freedom of movement. But the monsters are well-spooky and the whole game's really atmospheric.
(insert to Ultimate Future Gamer #11, 1995)

Creature Shock was without doubt, the biggest attention grabber. Although the version on show was the MPEG version and not the official Jag CD game, the Jag version should be almost identical, but with a slightly lower resolution. The rendered creatures and scenery was amongst the most impressive graphics of the entire show. Although the gameplay of this game is limited and linear, it would be worth buying just to show off to your mates.
(AEO ECTS 1995)

=*= Creature Shock (CD) =*=
The remains of the SS Amazon, a space-drifting ship abandoned in 2023, is the setting for this fully rendered 3D animation Sci-Fi / Adventure game. In the hopes of finding a new home for the dying planet Earth, players must kill the deadly, crawling creatures which have inhabited the ship, before the creatures literally slash and burn them first. Created by Argonaut, designers of Nintendo's Special FX(tm) Chip.
(AEO 4/5)

Screenshots, Pictures: creature.jpg (27063 bytes)    creatshock8.jpg (46299 bytes)  creatshock9.jpg (25985 bytes)
Videos:
(video from Atari Demo and Commercial tape)

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