Monday, September 24, 2007
Reactor (Parker Brothers 1983)
This is a rather interesting game in which you attempt to avoid a meltdown inside a nuclear reactor. You need to constantly trick the various types of particles that are trying to destroy you by ramming them into and eliminating the control rods. This is easier accomplished in the solid core phases, rather than the heart racing vortex core. The longer it takes to destroy the rods, the larger the core grows, and the greater the danger becomes. Different elements of the game add to the strategy like using decoys and trapping the particles in different compartments of the reactor for bonus points. Challenging, abstract and original. Well worth owning.