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Repton Infinity (1988) (Acorn Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
 
 
 
Publisher: Superior/Acornsoft
Superior PD | Superior/Acornsoft | Superior/Alligata
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Contents: Repton 3 Take Two (Superior/Acornsoft), Repton 4 (Superior/Acornsoft), Robbo (Superior/Acornsoft) and Trakker (Superior/Acornsoft)

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1

| Side 2)

Compatible Emulators: Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

Game Information

Original Release Date: 27th Oct 1988
Original Release Price: £12.95
Market Valuation: £16.29 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Bubble Clamshell single/double cassette black
 

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"Repton Infinity is a definite must for any disc user who prefers a little thinking to straightforward 'zap the aliens' type of software." (Read Full Review)
... Acorn User
"The biggest case, the thickest manual, four great games with two sets of screens each and an amazing program creator that enables you to write your own Repton games in Reptol - a new arcade games writing language." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User
"This latest incarnation of that loveable green skinned reptile has got to be the best yet." (Read Full Review)
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Repton 3 Take Two (Acorn Electron Version, 15 Screenshots)

Repton 4 (Acorn Electron Version, 22 Screenshots)

Robbo (Acorn Electron Version, 12 Screenshots)

Trakker (Acorn Electron Version, 10 Screenshots)

Cover Art

Front Cover
Instructions/Manuals/Promos (Included With Item)

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Instructions


Introduction

Repton Infinity - Featuring a Sophisticated Game Creator

The Repton series of games is the most successful set of software ever published for the BBC Micro and Electron; more than 120,000 Repton cassettes and discs have now been sold. Repton has been aptly described as "the thinking man's arcade game"...since it requires the use of clever strategy as well as pure arcade skill.

Repton Infinity is the ultimate Repton program. You can completely re-design all of the game characters and game screens. But more than this, you can now also create a wide variety of diversely different games by using a special game-creating language.

The four games provided give some indication of the versatility of this package:

  • Repton 3 - to show you the way,
  • Repton 4 - a new puzzling predicament for our hero,
  • Robbo - a crazy robot in a strange topsy-turvy world,
  • Trakker - with four animated opponents to petrify you.

Let your imagination run riot as you devise new games. Select your own sound effects and visual effects. Decide how many opponents you wish to have. Perhaps include a river inhabited by piranha-fish or a battlefield with daring commandos. Maybe design a timid adversary who runs away from you. How about some friendly creatures who will help you in some way?

You control the behaviour of the creatures...You determine the rules of the game...You create the whole scenario!

Repton 3 - Take 2

Repton 3 - Earth - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Earth
Repton 3 - MagiBlock - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Diamond
Repton 3 - Boulder - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Rock
Repton 3 - Egg - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Egg
Repton 3 - Monster - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Monster
Repton 3 - Cage - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Cage
Repton 3 - Spirit - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Spirit
Repton 3 - Crown - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Crown
Repton 3 - Key - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Key
Repton 3 - Safe - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Safe
Repton 3 - Transporter - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Transporter
Repton 3 - Fungus - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Fungus

This is the game that is loaded at the start. The rules are very similar to Repton 3. The object is to get as many points as possible by collecting the Diamonds and Crowns.

Eggs crack when allowed to drop and, after a while, hatch out into Monsters. Squash these with Rocks to score more points.

Spirits follow the walls and must be guided into Cages whereupon they become Diamonds.

Safes can be opened by collecting a Key.

You may "teleport" to another part of the screen by walking into a Transporter but be warned - you may only use each Transporter once.

Rocks fall when unsupported and roll off any curved surfaces - avoid being squashed yourself.

Fungus is deadly and grows slowly when it has room to do so.

Scoring

Collecting a crown
50 points
Killing a monster
20 points
Collecting a diamond
5 points

Repton 4

Repton 4 - Banknote - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Banknote
Repton 4 - Jewel - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Jewel
Repton 4 - Cage - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Cage
Repton 4 - Egg - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Egg
Repton 4 - Ghoul - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Ghoul
Repton 4 - Key - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Key
Repton 4 - Safe - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Safe
Repton 4 - MagiBlock - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
MagiBlock
Repton 4 - Magic Wall - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Magic Wall
Repton 4 - Transporter - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Transporter
Repton 4 - Photocopier - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Photocopier
Repton 4 - Spirit - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Spirit
Repton 4 - Fungus - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Fungus
Repton 4 - Repton - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Repton

This game is the successor to Repton 3 and features many new objects and puzzles.

Collect the Jewels and Banknotes to score points.

Ghouls hatch out of Eggs when cracked and must be squashed with Rocks.

Spirits must be guided into Cages.

Fungus will grow when unattended.

Push three Magiblocks in a row to create three Jewels.

Drop rocks through Magic Wall(s) to create further Banknotes.

Use the transporters to travel to other parts of the screen or push items into transporters to send them elsewhere. Warning: Ghouls and Spirits will also teleport if they have the chance - so watch out!

Photocopiers will duplicate almost anything but may only be used once.

Scoring

Collecting a banknote
50 points
Killing a ghoul
20 points
Collecting jewels
5 points

The two sets of Repton 4 screens are called "eG.Rep4A" and "eG.Rep4B".

Robbo

Robbo - Electric Bulb - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Bulb
Robbo - Power Station - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Power Station
Robbo - Toilet - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Toilet
Robbo - Floppy Disc - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Disc
Robbo - Fish - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Fish
Robbo - Thing - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Thing
Robbo - Kettle - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Kettle
Robbo - Spanner - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Spanner
Robbo - Computer - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Computer
Robbo - Pipe Section - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Pipe
Robbo - Lawnmower - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Lawnmower
Robbo - Grass - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Grass
Robbo - Transporter - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Transporter
Robbo - Orb - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Orb
Robbo - Can - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Can
Robbo - Fridge - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Fridge
Robbo - Cola Machine - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Cola Machine
Robbo - Robbo - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Robbo
Robbo - Phone - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Phone
Robbo - Machine - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Machine

You are Robbo, a highly intelligent tenth-generation robot. To test your logic circuits you have been placed in a "time-space puzzle vortex". If you fail to complete all the puzzles you will probably end up on the interstellar scrapheap with all the other old robots and broken coffee-machines.

To complete each puzzle screen simply collect as many flashing orbs as you can and solve other puzzles for bonus points. When you have scored enough a fanfare will be sounded and you can proceed to the next location.

Kettles are harmless but move right if they can.

"Things" can only move up.

A variety of puzzle objects may be moved around and, if pushed into a pipe, will be whisked along briskly.

Use the Lawnmower to cut the Grass - but don't stand underneath or you'll experience a rather nasty haircut.

Repair the Computer with the Spanner and collect the Disc as a reward.

Activate the Toilet with the RETURN key - place a Disc at the top and you'll be able to flush out a (useless (?)) fish.

Leave the Light bulb on top of the Power-Station for an illuminating experience.

Use RETURN to activate the Cola Machine but remember to keep your Cans cool in the Fridge.

Transform your Portable Phone with the Machine and use the Transporters to teleport yourself or other objects.

Scoring

Illuminating a Light Bulb
50 points
Flushing a Disc away
10 points
Collecting an Orb
10 points
Putting a Can into a Fridge
10 points
Mowing a section of Grass
1 point

The two sets of Robbo screens are called "eG.RobboA" and "eG.RobboB".

Trakker

Trakker - Banana - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Banana
Trakker - Detonator - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Detonator
Trakker - Dynamite - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Dynamite
Trakker - Kevin - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Kevin
Trakker - Hideous Jagga - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Hideous Jagga
Trakker - Oggle - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Oggle
Trakker - OOF - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
OOF
Trakker - Angry Repton - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Angry Repton
Trakker - Roadsign - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Roadsign
Trakker - Telephone Box - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Telephone Box
Trakker - Tomato - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Tomato
Trakker - Trakker - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Trakker
Trakker - Tubular Spider - Repton Infinity - Acorn Electron
Tubular Spider
 

As a driver for "J.A.F.F.A." - the Jagga Annihilation and Fruit Flinging Associates" your responsibility is to dispose of all the Hideous Jaggas and other pests that have invaded the land. To assist your task you have been supplied with the latest thing in bulldozers, numerous sticks of dynamite (with detonators) and some top-of-the-range Killafruit! Using these formidable weapons and your own ingenuity you must clear each screen of "nasties" before proceeding to the next.

To use the dynamite guide Kevin, your associate, to the sticks you want to set off. Drive back over a detonator and press RETURN. Each detonator can only be pressed once. Hideous Jaggas may be squashed with tomatoes but note: the only sure way of getting them is from behind. Pushing a banana at a Hideous Jagga will turn it into a Tubular Spider. These may only be squashed with bananas and it is only safe to do so from behind. Use the roadsigns to put an end to the evil Oggles. You must get them from the side though, or they may eat the roadsigns you push at them. Watch out for Repton - he's very angry that you've taken over his game! Trap him so he can't move and he'll fade away. The OOFs (Overnight Oscitant Facilities) may be pushed about to help in this task. Use the telephone boxes to transport some objects to other parts of the screen.

Scoring

Killing a Tubular Spider
17 points
Killing a Hideous Jagga
17 points
Trapping a Repton
17 points
Squashing an Oggle
17 points

The two sets of Trakker screens are called "eG.TrakA" and "eG.TrakB".

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Action
M - Display map, CAPS LK/FUNC - End level, Cursor Keys - Scroll screen
O/S - Sound Off/On, P/DELETE - Pause/Resume

Repton Infinity is Item ID 1269 in our database. Last modified on Sunday 15th September 2019 at 11:42:58 AM.

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