Abandonware DOS title

Alpha Waves (a.k.a. Continuum)

Infogrames developed the DOS action game Alpha Waves in 1990. Alpha Waves is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player, multiplayer (hotseat) modes. It's available for download.
Alpha Waves (a.k.a. Continuum) screenshot
Rating: 4
(22 votes)

What Abandonware DOS thinks:

"Alpha Waves was the ultimate relaxing experience on PC. As a platform game, Alpha Waves is ok (not bad, not very good), but if you consider the whole relaxing thing, it's a very enjoyable experience. Alpha Waves stands the test of time, after all these years it's still really playable. Try it on a lazy evening and you might end up peacefully sleeping on the keyboard."

Downloads for Alpha Waves (a.k.a. Continuum)


Screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.


YouTube video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Each zone has its own music.

The DOS version lacks a mechanism to regulate speed when played on systems faster than it was intended for.

The computation of sine and cosines was similarly done using only integer arithmetic. All angles were represented using not degrees, but 1/256th of a circle. A lookup table contained the value of the sine multiplied by 32767. Multiplying this value by a 16-bit coordinate gave a 32-bit value, and the 16-bit high-half of that result was used.

The DOS version was written in C.

players: single player, multiplayer (hotseat)

input: keyboard, joystick

graphics: CGA, EGA, Hercules, Tandy, VGA

sound: Adlib, PC speaker, Tandy

Abandonware DOS popularity: low

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