Bio Menace (DOS)

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Bio Menace
Bio Menace - DOS - Australia.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1993
Developer: Apogee Software, Ltd.
Online: Download

Bio Menace lets you play the role of Snake Logan, the CIA's top secret agent who must infiltrate Metro City which has been overrun by horrible mutants created by an evil scientist named Dr. Mangle. The game is a platform shooter, one of the many released by Apogee in the early 1990s. Bio Menace was built on the later Commander Keen engine, making it one of the last EGA color games made by Apogee. The game is fun, but like most PC platformers of the day, it couldn't stand up to the console market.

The game was released in Apogee's typical three episode setup: the first episode was shareware, the other two had to be purchased. For a Christmas present in 2005, Apogee released all three episodes of Bio Menace as freeware, so you can download the entire game from their web site.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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Scaling a building in E1M1.

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In the city of mutant ants.

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Slaying a giant green monster (who becomes white when you hurt it).

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Invincibility!

Music

Bio Menace's music is pretty standard for DOS games of 1993. It uses id's music format (IMF) which only allows for FM synthesis. Each episode used music from other episodes, but also had its own special music. Every one of the unique tracks has been recorded.

Bobby Prince did a okay job with the composition, but it doesn't sound as refined as Wolfenstein 3D (DOS) or Commander Keen IV: Secret of the Oracle (DOS). The original music was written in Sequencer Plus Gold in MIDI format, but it was targeted towards AdLib quality audio. Prince remixed a few of these songs and targeted them for higher quality MIDI. These files are included in the rip download.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Apogee Fanfare Bobby Prince 0:10
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02 Chasing Bobby Prince 1:17
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03 Can't Get Bobby Prince 1:15
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04 The City Bobby Prince 2:18
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05 Weasel Bobby Prince 2:16
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06 Crusing Bobby Prince 2:55
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07 Bio Theme 1 Bobby Prince 3:07
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08 Snake Save Bobby Prince 1:52
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09 Dirty Water Bobby Prince 1:17
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10 Rockin' It Bobby Prince 3:06
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11 Bayou Bobby Prince 1:44
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12 Roboty Bobby Prince 1:38
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13 Prisoner Bobby Prince 2:13
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14 Dr. Shock Bobby Prince 1:48
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15 Like It Was Bobby Prince 3:23
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16 Saved Bobby Prince 0:43
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17 Resting Bobby Prince 1:46
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18 Non Vince Bobby Prince 0:16
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19 Ants In Your Pants Bobby Prince 1:14
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20 Squeaky Bobby Prince 1:30
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21 Bit Byte Bobby Prince 1:58
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22 Muchmput Bobby Prince 4:26
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23 Whodol Bobby Prince 3:06
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24 Guess Bobby Prince 2:02
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25 Sewer Bobby Prince 1:54
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26 Uncertain Bobby Prince 2:29
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27 Sludge Bobby Prince 1:21
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28 Bio Theme 2 Bobby Prince 3:45
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29 Going In Circles Bobby Prince 2:33
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30 Sneaky Bobby Prince 2:01
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31 The Evil Bobby Prince 1:14
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Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

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IMF.png MIDI.png

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(Info)


The IMF files were ripped from the AudioHed.BM* and AudioT.BM* files using eXtensible WAD Editor and played through AdPlug v1.8 in Winamp. The titles have been extrapolated from the file names in the IMF files, but are mostly incomplete. Bobby Prince may know the correct titles of the tracks. Some of Prince's re-created MIDI files have been included in the rip.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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(Source: Music, Sound)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Bio Menace
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-08-03
Publisher: Apogee Software, Ltd.
  Australia.svg   Australia
Bio Menace - DOS - Australia.jpg
Title: Bio Menace
Platform: DOS
Released: 1995-??-??
Publisher: Apogee Software, Ltd.
  World.svg   World
Bio Menace - DOS - World.jpg
Title: Bio Menace
Platform: DOS
Released: 1998-01-05
Publisher: Apogee Software, Ltd.

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