Title Gloom Game Type 3D Action Players 1-2 Compatability AGA Submission firstname.lastname@example.org Review Gloom was the first Amiga Doom-clone to arrive, and what an unashamed Doom clone it is... from the name, right down to the zombie soldiers and hell demons you meet in the game! And because Gloom was the first of its kind, it was lapped up by the Amiga community. Certainly the game is extremely playable and entertaining, both in 1 player mode and 2 player deathmatch/cooperative modes (either split screen on one Amiga, or over a serial cable or modem on two Amigas). The 1 player game (or 2 player cooperative game) sees the player battle through a gigantic spacecraft adrift in space, through gothic tombs and catacombs, and finally through in hell itself! The game boasts some nice touches, such as the way people explode into their constituent body parts when you shoot them, and the arcade machines hidden around, which allow you a quick go on the classic Defender! Sadly the game shows its age, the resolution and size of the display is limited, the weapons unimaginative, and all the action takes place on one level, no stairs to climb or cliffs to shoot bad guys from. Of course this means that Gloom doesn't need a super computer to run, fiddling with the detail options means you can even play it on an unexpanded A1200. If you have a more powerful machine, consider the updated Gloom Deluxe, which provides far superior display options. All critcism aside, this game is a real no-brainer... great for quick fixes of violence and gore!