Mankind has been virtually wiped out by an extraterrestrial armada! Only you, piloting the "Annihilator", can help save the solar system from ruthless alien domination. Bedlam 2 is a fast action, arcade-style game with forty-five levels of blistering game play. As you blast away at the invading forces, your ship moves along the bottom of the screen while you try to avoid a barrage of enemy firepower, collisions with attacking ships and the occasional chunk of floating space debris. By racking up points along the way, you earn much-needed extra ships, and can even capture hunks of gold bars released when you've demolished the ships of some of the greedy trespassers. Other fun and nasty surprises materialize during your long mission to free our galaxy from this evil infestation.
Your first encounter with the alienaggressors begins near the outer-reaches of the solar system at theninth planet, Pluto. If successful, you move inwards to Neptune andeach planet thereafter, until you've kicked all alien butt completelyout of our galaxy! Some of the cool sound effects in the game helpyou keep track of your weapon status and any helpful or dangerousobjects that approach your territory. These include special weapon'containers' that are periodically released for you to try and shootopen to free and then capture the extra-powerful ammo you need topulverize your attackers. There is detailed and interestinginformation about each planet as you arrive at its defense, whichhelps illuminate our section of the universe for those who have ahard time keeping track of just how many planets are orbiting thesun. :-)
Bedlam 2 utilizes the latest Quicktime technology for stereo MIDI music and has full color 3D rendered images as well as many exciting and nerve-wracking features that will challenge your senses and give your mouse finger a workout. As you progress beyond each level, obliterating the swarm of adversaries becomes succeedingly more difficult. The aliens are supplied with additional hazardous and unpredictable weaponry the nearer you advance to Mercury. Asteroids, score 'multipliers' and other exciting objects sometimes appear to help or hinder you on your quest. Each planet concludes by a battle to the death with the seemingly invincible alien mothership. Do you have what it takes to save humanity?
The latest version of Bedlam 2 is version 1.1.1 (released May 5, 2004) and it contains the following improvements:
- Improved ship controllability and ship firing
- Added temporary shields when ship appears
- Added ability to skip some of the game's transition screens
Bedlam 2 version 1.1 was released onApril 26, 2004 and it contained the following improvements:
- Ported to Carbon (Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6-9.x using CarbonLib).
- 16 bit graphics
- Improved sound effects
- Improved game play (full screen, additional ship capabilities, ...)
- Improved Level Four music (thanks Greg Conway, of Temple Tantrum fame.)
The official Bedlam 2 press release.
Click here to see some Bedlam 2 Screen Shots!
Check out the cool Bedlam 2 t-shirts we had printed (currently out of stock)!
Bedlam 2 Comments Page - Here are just a few of the comments we've received concerning Bedlam 2.
We held a Bedlam 2 world-wide 'Best of the Best' contest. The contest is now over but the results are still listed. How would you score today have compared?
Bedlam 2 won the Mac Picks Award called "Mac Picks Recommended Software" [June, 1999]
Bedlam 2 scored a 4 out of 5 from Orbiter Productions GameView.
Bedlam 2 received (five picks) from . It also ranked as a Jewel and Most Popular file.
The Macintosh Info Center did a review of Bedlam 2.
The Game Guys at My Mac Magazine had a pretty detailed review of Bedlam 2 in their August 97 issue. It's available in My Mac's archives.
Bedlam 2 received a 4 out of 5 mice rating from MacDownload (ZDNet).
MacNow Magazine had a review of Bedlam 2 on its web page (July issue).
Bedlam 2 received the MacOS Rumors Shareware of the Week award.