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Repton (1989) (BBC/Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
 
 
Publisher: Superior/Blue Ribbon
Superior/Alligata | Superior/Blue Ribbon | Supermassive Games
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Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1

| Side 2)

Available For:
Acorn Electron, BBC B/B+/Master 128/Master Compact, Commodore 64, PC (MS-DOS) & Spectrum 48K

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

The overhead maze game that became the staple of any Electron owner's software collection.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Feb 1989
Original Release Price: £1.99
Market Valuation: £3.06 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Tim Tyler  

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What They Said

"For the hardened games player Repton may prove a little too easy but, for those of us mere mortals, the game provides an exciting challenge with a good balance between reward and failure." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"It is very playable, still feels fresh and certainly should be in everybody's collection." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"Colour, sound, super scrolling graphics, some excellent humour and a good challenge just about sum this one up." (Read Full Review)
... Acorn User
"A very good game, although not a great one... Worthy of being played, and providing some real brain teasers." (Read Full Review)
... Computer Gamer
"This is an astounding game reaching new heights in Electron arcade adventures." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User
"Using passwords to enter various screens is a useful idea... By some inspired guesswork, I was able to identify six of them." (Read Full Review)
... Home Computing Weekly

Reviewed in the annual Models Games Guides: Acorn Electron.

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Cover Art

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Multiple Versions

This item contains versions for Acorn Electron and BBC B/B+/Master 128/Master Compact.
The screenshots shown are for the Acorn Electron version of the game.

Where To Get It

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A digital version of Repton suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Repton suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

Useful Information

The genesis of Repton, and the game's numerous sequels, was chronicled in this article by Edge Retro magazine.  

Instructions


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Repton

The object of Repton is to collect all the diamonds on each screen avoiding the falling rocks and lurking reptiles.

You have a limited amount of time in which to complete each screen.

There are twelve screens. Each requires you to solve a series of puzzles by determining your routes to collect the diamonds.

Instructions

The object of Repton is to collect all the diamonds on each screen avoiding the falling rocks and lurking reptiles. You have a limited amount of time in which to complete each screen: the TIME indicator starts at 6,000 and decreases down to 0; you then lose a life.

There are twelve screens (denoted A to L). Basically, each screen requires you to solve a series of puzzles by determining your routes to collect the diamonds. A rock or an egg will fall if it is unsupported, and if a falling rock lands on you, it will kill you.

On screens A to H, a map is available for viewing. Only 1/16th of the full area covered by the map is shown on the main screen at any time. On screens I to L, there is no map available.

To view the map, press RETURN to return to the status screen and then press M.

Screen A is relatively easy to complete. After the screen has been completed, a password is given. Entering this password at the start of the game will then take you straight onto screen B. Likewise, passwords are given at the completion of all further screens.

From Screen B onwards, eggs, safes and keys are present. When an egg falls, it cracks upon landing and a reptile emerges. Contact with the reptile is fatal. In order to open the safes, the key must be located. When you pass over the key, all the safes open to reveal a diamond.

It is possible to complete each screen without losing a life.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Return to status screen (and stop timer)
ESCAPE - Kill Yourself (Useful if you become trapped!)

S/Q - Sound On/Off, D/W - Music On/Off (BBC Only)
R - Return to start of game
M - View Map (Screens A-H, Status Screen)
P - Enter Password (Start of game only)

Game Characters

Repton - Game Characters Summary

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Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
Disc: Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK.

Repton is Item ID 1275 in our database. Last modified on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 11:25:57 PM.

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