"The Hacker is the ultimate technological voyager, capable of travelling from terminal to mainframe via the telephone network. There are 12 treacherous stages to overcome before The Hacker reaches the access code at the heart of the system. Grit your teeth and hold on to your floppies!"
Intent on gaining access to the central computer games library, Hank has developed The Hacker - a controllable sprite capable of travelling through microscopic circuits. The Hacker must pass through Hank's terminal and modem, into the telephone network and out through a second modem, access the mainframe, its buffer and data bus, enter the CPU and reach the main file store. At each stage of the journey, The Hacker appears at the bottom right of the screen and must overcome the obstacles in his path to reach the top left corner. Five white floppy discs appear in each screen and must be collected before moving on. The Hacker has only limited time before his power expires - any power remaining after the completion of a screen is added to your score.
There are 12 stages in this game, each of which can be practised independently by typing HELP when the High Score Table is displayed.
You can control The Hacker with the following keys:
Z - Left, X - Right, RETURN - Jump, H - Halt, C - Continue
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