Standard Deviation 2017 - A cancelled shoot em up finally surfaces on the Amiga


In 1994 Enertia Developments with publishing rights by CoSoft was set to release the Project-X clone shoot em up ' Standard Deviation ' for the Amiga with an enhanced version planned for the Amiga 1200 and CD32. At the time it was due to be released with 6 levels, each with different scenarios, parallax backgrounds and of course weaponry effects with inclusive powerups. But sadly the game never appeared as it was cancelled, and it wasn't until now the Author published the game on the EAB forums with a Trainer release thanks to our friends Flashtro.


This game was supposed to be released priced at £24.99, but already the reviews were not the best as according to The One Amiga, who gave it a low score of 62%, it was regarded as the most blatant Project-X rip off that they had ever seen. But they did mention the game having nice touches such as decent animated aliens, 50 frames per second and well designed enemy attack patterns. But more negatives were said towards the cardboard cut-out backgrounds. Still for a 2017 release it's nice to see, as this game had never been in the hands of a true Amiga gamer :)

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