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Mastertronic Ltd
Not Known
1985
Compilation
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Roger Willis, Ron Smith, David Lester
Chris Bourne

Ron: Imprisoned in Alcatraz, it's up to Harry to search for and steal some secret files which've been stored in an underground vault and, once found, he must escape through a hole in one of the fences.

Now all this seems pretty simple until you see a grid map of the prison layout, which shows the 144 different locations in which the files could be hidden. To make sure that you visit most of them, it's necessary to search for 30 items of escape equipment as well. This done Harry must be helped back to the compound and begin his walk across the minefield to safety beyond the electrified fence.

This is no easy game to complete, but with only average use of colour, flickering repetitive graphics and a fairly slow playing speed, it's unlikely anyone would want to. However, to its credit, there are some fun locations to visit; for instance; go past certain guards too many times and have your head blown off - violent stuff, but done with humour. Definitely reasonable value for the price that's being asked. 2/5 MISS

David: It's a shame Mastertronic's machine code programmers were out to lunch when this one got away. Thus, play is fairly slow and tedious. 2/5 MISS

Roger: This ones's a curious mixture of arcade and adventure action, but overall I'd say Harry deserved to stay incarcerated. I think some thrilling text might have made it better. 4/5 MISS

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