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Sensory Overload

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Sensory_Overload_disks.sit (3.92 MB)
MD5: 68fbf5a4a9d4808f46e2f413a320279d
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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sensory_overload_cheaters.sit (176.21 KB)
MD5: df3fd5560e8d59d855985c1bda08d037
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac II

You slip into the shoes of an undercover CIA agent who is investigating the activies in the BioTex Research Labs and possesses many of the instincts and skills necessary to wantonly obliterate unfriendly humans. The latter take the form of the nefarious Dr. Craven and his band of buffed henchman.

Gameplay consists of good ol' 90s running around the various levels, shooting down bad guys, picking up ammo, med-kits, weapons and disabling security systems.

Download #1: Disk Copy 4.2 images of the install disks.
Download #2: Stuffit archive with three cheaters for Sensory Overload.

Architecture: 68k


Note: Only runs in 256 colors.

Choppy on classic mode.


MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, June 7 - 2:16pm

Tested on Mini vMac II & works without sounds. The game won't play with other color display than 256 colors (8 bit).

ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, January 31 - 2:30pm

Video of this game:

ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, January 31 - 1:32am

I just wandered around randomly for a bit then found my way out. It's hard to know if you actually found the exit or not since the exit hallway looks the same as the entrance.

Slik's picture
by Slik - 2013, November 27 - 1:04pm

"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." is a quote from Adventure (the original computer adventure game which you can find right here in the Interactive Fiction Collection), so maybe try the combinations of directions which work in Adventure's maze. You can find these by sweating out Adventure, or looking up walk-throughs for Adventure or Colossal Cave or Pyramid 2000 or any of the other names it was later published under.

compyislife's picture
by compyislife - 2011, July 7 - 1:13am

This is a pretty decent FPS, considering most other 1st person games of this era were only DOOM clones. It is flawed, however, in that you only get 1 life, and that items such as ammo are scarce. I like it though. Also, does anyone know what to do in the randomly generated maze where it says this? "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." If anyone knows, please tell me. Thanks!

Temporary Joe's picture
by Temporary Joe - 2011, May 30 - 8:22pm

The "quick-start guide" I have and have scanned, which contains story and keyboard controls.

Harrymatic's picture
by Harrymatic - 2010, November 20 - 8:03pm

This game has a really good soundtrack. Also I find it quite funny how the designers decided to use a photo of the box as the title screen.

fps-dungeon's picture
by fps-dungeon - 2009, June 8 - 9:19am

I hate 1-person games around this time that rely on f ing mazes to extend the length of there games. This game has alot of mazes.