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Captain Dynamo (Amiga)

Captain Dynamo Amiga Title screen

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Perspective
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Description

Insane genius Austen van Flyswatter has stolen a huge collection of diamonds, and retrieving them involves navigating a succession of fiendishly-designed arrangements of platforms and traps. Does that sound like a job for a retired superhero? Captain Dynamo thinks so, and aims to recapture them for their rightful owner.

Gameplay is platform-based, with 12 (6 in Amiga version) vertically-scrolling levels, each containing around 50 diamonds - the more of these you can collect, the higher your score. Some will require advance planning to reach, while you will often be dependent on booster pads to reach the higher sections of a level.

Screenshots

Captain Dynamo Amiga Title screen
Captain Dynamo Amiga Hidden room
Captain Dynamo Amiga Level 1 - game start
Captain Dynamo Amiga Level 2 - conveyor belt

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Computing Dec, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Format Oct, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Oct, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Amiga Power Oct, 1992 57 out of 100 57
CU Amiga Nov, 1992 42 out of 100 42
Retro Spirit Games Feb 22, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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Trivia

Cancelled successor

A sequel was completed for the C64, by Finlay Munro and Wayne Billingham. Although Finlay was paid for the game, it was never released - Codemasters reputedly had around 20 completed games left unreleased when they abandoned the machine.
Martin Smith (63155) added Captain Dynamo (Amiga) on Feb 10, 2005
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20706), Kabushi (121564) and Martin Smith (63155)