Chain Reaction is a strategy game. Two players (one of whom may be
played by the computer) take turns placing bombs on the playing field.
Heavy concentrations of bombs explode, potentially starting a chain
reaction in neighbouring squares. The player who blows up all of his/her
enemy's bombs first is the winner.
A similar version written in Visual Basic 3.
Executes in Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, etc.
Includes full source code under the GPL license.
It seems that Chain Reaction was a rather popular game back in the
early days of computing (Commodore 64, Amstrad, BBC micro, etc).
I am not alone in reimplementing the game.
Here are some other people's versions:
- Lee J Haywood
- AI, customisable board, up to six players, Linux and Windows, source code.
- Frank Van Camp
- Solid game with excellent AI and network play support. Uses nested squares to represent each cell's loading.
- Peter Monks
- Two-player game only. But with a download of less than 21k, that's not bad!
- RDA InfoTech
- Shareware version has decent AI and network play support. InfoTech do not appear to exist anymore.
- Jeff Weston
- Created for a university graphics course. Consequently it has great 3D graphics, but it lacks mouse support and has no AI.
Last modified: 24 December 2006