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The Third Courier is set in the era of the 'cold war', and the action takes place in Germany. The player is an American spy, and his mission is to recover stolen NATO defense plans.

You start off in your apartment, which contains a computer, bugging equipment and an answerphone, as well as useful items such as money and a passport. A compass on screen is used to move around, with symbols appearing on the left and right of the status screen to indicate when something important is to the west or east of you.

You will have to explore the city streets, with the aid of taxis and the Autobahn. Talk to important people and buy key objects, and then sneak around spying on anyone who seems suspicious. Encounters with enemy agents, muggers and tramps can turn violent; when they do, use your gun quickly to ensure they are shot first.


The Third Courier Atari ST Game over
The Third Courier Atari ST Title screen
The Third Courier Atari ST Creating an agent
The Third Courier Atari ST Walking the streets

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Power Play Jul, 1990 59 out of 100 59


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Unlike the completely silent DOS version, the Amiga version has some music and sound effects, although they are very limited.

Also, in the Amiga version some screens feature minor animations, whereas the screens in the DOS version are completely still.

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Terok Nor (26286) added The Third Courier (Atari ST) on Feb 15, 2005
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17485), Martin Smith (66861) and Terok Nor (26286)