1984
Adventure: Graphic
£9.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

45
Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Dave: System 15000 is a hacker's dream and British Telecom's nightmare! Here, you get to play a happy hacker who's been recruited to help your friend Richard recover $1.5m taken from him by REALCO, a large corporation that's got some real nasty criminal connections! The money has to be returned to Richard's company account at the Midminster bank, and to help you in your quest, there's some sophisticated communications software (called 'System 15000') that's so advanced you don't even need a phone!

Another friend, Mike, has supplied you with some initial information and a phone number to get you started - but from here on in, you're really on your own. Work your way methodically through the various passwords and phone numbers as you go - and later, rather than sooner, you'll crack the game, to the stage where you'll actually believe what you're doing; the 'ringing' and 'dialling' sounds and engaged tones make this a very realistic experience.

System 15000 is a sort of cross between adventure and strategy that'll obviously appeal to hackers everywhere. But it's also a novel idea that's worth a look just to see what Prince Phillip could be doing if he had a mind to! 4/5 HIT

Ross: An unusual idea this, and one that should appeal to all those would-be hackers that can't afford BTs telephone bills. 2/5 MISS

Roger: Half the time I couldn't tell if the game was working or not - a game for those who like looking at blank screens! 2/5 MISS

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