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688 Attack Sub (Amiga)

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Description

An early submarine game with ten missions which can be played with both American and Soviet attack submarines. The game focuses on realism with several stations the player can use (sonar, weapons, navigation, helm, radio and periscope) but most duties can be delegated to crew members. The graphics are mostly close-up views of the control panels but in some occasions they feature digitized images of surface ships and crew.

Screenshots

688 Attack Sub Amiga The ship status screen
688 Attack Sub Amiga The radio room is used initially as the password screen.
688 Attack Sub Amiga Mission selection screen
688 Attack Sub Amiga Title screen

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Apr, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 78 out of 100 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1990 765 out of 1000 76
Power Play May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Power Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58

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Trivia

Copy Protection

The 688 Attack Sub box stated that the game was NOT copy protected. However, in order to start a mission you had to transmit a code to fleet command which consisted of looking up a sub name in the manual and finding the corresponding code. The codes were scattered all through the manual making pirating difficult.

Extras

The first edition release came with a nice 688 Hunter / Killer patch underneath the outer shrinkwrap.

Gameplay

You could play for either the American or Soviet navy. Different graphics were used for the subs on each side with Soviet text optionally appearing in a Cyrillic font (but still in English).

Installation

The first time you install the game, it asked you for your first name. Your name was then saved onto the game disk so all future installs would use this name. There was no option to change it.

Additional information contributed by gametrader
Christian Klein (5791) added 688 Attack Sub (Amiga) on Jan 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Windows95 (29), Sciere (245704) and Terok Nor (18323)