& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Saboteur by Durell is a ninja based arcade adventure
game. It's a Spectrum classic that has been ported
directly to the C64, so it lacks in the graphics and
sound departments as you would expect. If you can live
with this, it's not a bad game for it's time. The aim is
to locate a disk within the enemy base and escape within
the allocated time. You can choose the level of
difficulty, which increases the number of guards and
decreases your time limit which make your job far more
difficult. Combat is quite simple - you can punch, kick
and throw items at enemies. The complex is quite large
and confusing so a map is quite handy until you are
familiar with the layout. Once you have mastered the
lower levels, you can try the harder ones if you fancy a
real challenge so it's a game that has some replay
value. I had beaten this game years ago, but never on
the highest level, so I wanted to find out if there was
anything at the end of it.
You reach the
...and jump in.
"up, up and
High Score time :)
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I stopped the clock and stopped my energy decreasing.
Yes I cheated.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the disk is collected and you have entered the
helicopter the game is complete. The helicopter starts
up and flies up out of the top of the screen. A message
appears which reads 'ESCAPE. DISK RETRIEVED. MISSION
SUCCESSFUL'. ("Retrieved" is displayed incorrectly).