The Great Escape (Spectrum 48K/128K) -

The Great Escape (1987) (Spectrum 48K/128K, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Ocean
Occult | Ocean | Ocean/Erbe

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, BBC/Electron, Commodore 64/128, PlayStation 2, Spectrum 16K, Spectrum 48K/128K & Xbox

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Jan 1987
Original Release Price: £7.95
Market Valuation: £4.85 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 98g
Box Type: Cassette Double Plastic Black
Author(s): John Heap  

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What They Said

"An excellent game that features superb graphics and animation that really captures the atmosphere of the Great Escape." (Read Full Review)
... Computer Gamer
"Excellent scrolling, minute detail... Points are awarded for escape attempts and for collecting and using objects." (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"With all the puzzles you need to solve to escape, you will be occupied for hours!" (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"The best thing Ocean's done for ages. Highly imaginative plot, gameplay and graphics. Miss it at your peril." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"The characters are properly in scale with the backgrounds of huts, fences and guard towers." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"A 3D isometric game which attempts to evoke a specific and recognisable scenario... It's enormously challenging and, unlike so many games, solvable." (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair
"A well presented, gently humorous, tense and brain teasing winner. Don't let this scorcher escape your clutches." (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair
"A brilliant idea, superbly implemented, Ocean's best ever Spectrum game!" (Read Full Review)
... ZX Computing
"Unquestionably the best arcade adventure this year. An essential purchase... months of varied and interesting play."
... Zzap

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A digital version of The Great Escape suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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The Great Escape is Item ID 16410 in our database. Last modified on Friday 26th April 2019 at 05:22:54 PM.

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