Paul Westphal - 11/01/2014
That pink bad guy reminds me of the MCP in Tron.
I've just released a Flash version of DRELBS at http://www.playsoft.co.uk if anyone is interested in playing. Have tried to make it a little easier...
Absolutely one of the greatest most unique releases on the Atari. The rating deserves much higher, and this gem needs a screen shot. Do no miss this - you'll see what I'm talking about. Synapse at its best!
This was one of my favorite games! It was unique, challenging, frustrating, addictive, and a great game. I have never seen anything like it. And Synapse Software was IT! My other favorite was Slime! How about a remake, maybe in 3D?
Muffy St. Bernard - 02/05/2007
Ditto! Synapse was great because they weren't afraid to try crazy new ideas. Drelbs was very hard, but rewarding to play.
Synapse Software, in my humble opinion, was the premier game developer in the early 80's, alongside Sierra Online and DataQuest. This game is wonderful because though difficult, it's very possible to step from level to level in a multidimensional universe. The sound effects are very unusual, and I never tired of this game---much like the fantastic game, Crossfire, which caused the destruction of many Atari joysticks. You can't fail to be entertained with any Synapse title.