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Saboteur (2017) (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3, Cassette)
Publisher: Bum Fun
Bullfrog | Bum Fun | Bumblebee Software

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2, Spectrum +3

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, Commodore 16, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Plus 4, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 & Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

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

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 3rd Apr 2017
Original Release Price: £12.00
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
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Saboteur! | Instructions


Clive Townsend's original classic

Employed to infilitrate a central security building which is disguised as a warehouse, you must steal a disk that contains the names of all the rebel leaders before its information is sent to outlying security stations.

You are working against the clock, both in getting the disk and in making your escape.

You must enter the building from the sea by rubber dinghy and will only be able to leave by using the helicopter found on the roof.

Find your way to the objective, making use of the guards' own weapon supplies and your martial arts training in a deadly struggle against overwhelming odds.

You must not fail. You are the Saboteur!


Once the game loads, you will have the option to choose your control scheme. You may also redefine the keys before starting, should you wish to use keyboard controls.

When you start the game, you will be asked to select a difficulty level. This determines how many enemies there are and how long you have to find the disk. The aim of the game is to find the secret disk and then escape from the complex using the helicopter before the time limit runs out. Without the disk, your enemies cannot continue the upload process so the countdown will stop once you have it in your possession. Retrieving the disc and completing your extraction via helicopter will stop the enemy broadcast for the time being, but it's only a matter of time before they gather the information once more to send out to other agencies once again placing your employers (and yourself) in peril. There may be another way to deal with their secret communications bunker than will be a lot more, shall we say, permanent - but it is up to you to discover this for yourself.

Up or down will make the saboteur jump and crouch respectively, unless he is standing on or next to a ladder, in which case he will climb it in the appropriate direction. To activate vehicles, simply walk all the way into them. To activate the helicopter, walk into it and press Up.

The top section of the screen display is your view of the world. The bottom section is divided into three parts. The far left and far right show that the saboteur is currently holding (if anything) and what he is standing near. The middle section shows a variety of information, including score, time remaining and health.

If the saboteur is standing near something, and is not carrying anything, then pressing Fire will pick it up. If you are carrying something when standing over another object, pressing Fire will swap the object with the one on the ground. Should Fire be pressed while the saboteur is carrying something (when he is not standing over another object) then he will throw the object in the direction he is facing, unless it is the disk. Pressing up and down along with the Fire button will aim the projectile diagonally up or down. This can be a useful tactic, especially for dealing with dogs. You may also use some computer terminals by standing near them and pressing Fire. It is up to you to discover what interacting with each one will accomplish.

Saboteur is Item ID 59245 in our database. Last modified on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 11:22:14 AM.

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