Agent USA

Critic Score User Score
Atari 8-bit
...
3.3
PC Booter
...
3.8
Commodore 64
...
3.5
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Description

Agent USA is a geography enhancement game that centers around a character that travels by train to different U.S. cities. The object of the game is to find the "FuzzBomb" which turns ordinary people into "FuzzBodies". You plant crystals which regenerate into newer crystals, and when you build up 100 of them and touch the FuzzBomb, the nation is saved!

Screenshots

Agent USA Apple II Time passes as you travel by train...
Agent USA PC Booter These rocket trains can travel further distances faster (CGA with Composite monitor)
Agent USA Atari 8-bit Would you like a train ticket?
Agent USA Commodore 64 The rocket train can travel further and faster

Alternate Titles

  • "Agent U.S.A." -- PC Booter in-game title

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The Video Game Critic Commodore 64 May 05, 2015 B- 67

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Trivia

Copy protection

Part of the copy-protection routine for the PC port of Agent USA relied on a clever attempt to socially-engineer crackers: The program attempted to see if sector 0 was writable, and if so, proceeded to write junk all over it, rendering the diskette unbootable. Why is this clever? Because the original factory diskette was write-protected (in fact, it lacked a notch completely) and the check would always fail on a factory original.

Awards

  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #36 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Contributed to by Brian Heise (10) and Servo (55769)