Reactoid

Reactoid intro screen Reactoid game screen
Reactoid intro and game screens.

Reactoid is an original arcade game in which you try to deflect particles that fire out of the four sides of the reactor, using a small, diagonal paddle that you can flip as the deflector. You have to deflect these particles into the squares occupying the playfield; and you can't deflect into one more than once. You also can not leave a particle travel the width or height of a screen, either... even if multiple ones are flying around in the later levels. A very addictive game... the only thing I have seen close to it is Dave Edson's Tube Frenzy.

Title: Reactoid

Author: Robert Arnstein

Publisher: Radio Shack/Tandy

Released: 1983

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 16K RAM, cartridge, joystick.

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