Agent X (ZX Spectrum)

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A mad professor has kidnapped the President, and the ransom note says he plans to turn him into a war-mongering maniac (shouldn't be too difficult as I write this....). As Agent X, you must rescue him before he can be brainwashed.

The game is multi-section, and loads in a number of parts (as they are too big to all fit in the memory together), unusually for a budget-price release . The first section involves driving along a diagonally-scrolling road, attempting to ram various cars and trucks into holes, while avoiding them yourself. Later on you must negotiate shooting galleries and Green Beret-esque beat 'em up sections. Throughout all of this the character's depleting energy is depicted by a graphic of the sprite walking towards a gravestone.

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Agent X ZX Spectrum Kicked away by some nasty guy
Agent X ZX Spectrum Game over
Agent X ZX Spectrum Arriving at the hideout
Agent X ZX Spectrum Main menu + credits

Alternate Titles

  • "Agent X in the Brain Drain Caper" -- In-game title

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Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Your Sinclair Mar, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70

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Martin Smith (63066) added Agent X (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 28, 2004