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Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue (Amiga)

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Description

This multi-level action/adventure takes players back 40 years to find Professor K.K. Renegade, who predicts that a catastrophic asteroid is heading straight for earth. You're in charge of finding Professor Renegade.

Select one of the five most intrepid Adventurers from England, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. to spearhead the search. Professor Renegade was last seen in the unexplored region of the highest Tibetan ranges; an area populated by creatures and conditions of the professor's own design: venomous stone snakes, reptilian birds, and acid storms. Not only must your Adventurer survive these tests of courage, but he must and properly use such curious objects as spurs, a vacuum cleaner, and a unicycle. Once you locate the professor and convince him to help, you'll need to help him construct an anti-asteroid deflector to prevent the destruction of earth. You must now search for high-tech tools such as an atomic pile, a 9-volt battery, and a bent coat hanger!

Use the joystick and the appropriate keys to maneuver the Adventurer across the landscape. You have 30 days to complete the mission. During the mission, the Adventurer collects various items (points are awarded for each). Some items serve little purpose; others are vital; and others only work in certain places. Only one item can be held at a time and it must be held to be used. Native bearers carry the items collected.

To look at what each bearer has, type 1 or 2 to scroll through the bearers. The Adventurer can exchange the item held (press S) with a bearer that is closest to him. Its trial and error time. Good luck. The game comes with cheats and a map for those that require a little help.

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Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue Amiga Constricted by the giant snake
Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue Amiga Henri Beaucoup
Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue Amiga Balloon
Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue Amiga Character selection

Alternate Titles

  • "Terramex" -- International title

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1988 808 out of 1000 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Mar, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Feb, 1988 3.5 out of 10 35

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Mr Giggles (3847) added Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue (Amiga) on Aug 29, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (126364) and Martin Smith (63136)