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Benefactor

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
4.0
Amiga CD32
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3.4
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Description

As Ben E. Factor himself, you must travel through the six moons of Minniat, on which the peaceful and good-natured people of Lullyat have been kidnapped. These Merry Men each have their own potential skill once rescued, so releasing them in the right order is often essential for completing a level. Some Merry Men have grey suits - this marks them out as joyless and awkward characters which must be guided through a coloring machine.

The Miniation people have loaded the 60 levels with various nasties, ranging from slugs (slow, but must be jumped), Rock Men (those with sharp backs are more dangerous, but both are quite nippy), spiked teeth emerging from manholes, and so on. A large map is provided, and at any point you can pause the game and scroll around the map, which makes the forward planning easier.

Screenshots

Benefactor Amiga "Underworld" level
Benefactor Amiga Disk access screen
Benefactor Amiga "Tombs of Egypt" level - loading screen
Benefactor Amiga CD32 Starting the first level.

Alternate Titles

  • "Ben E. Factor" -- Working title

User Reviews

A very solid platformer for the AMIGA Amiga -=Flatline=- (6)

The Press Says

High Score Amiga Sep, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Amiga Dream Amiga Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga CD32 Gamer Amiga CD32 Feb, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Computing Amiga CD32 Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Sep, 1995 74 out of 100 74

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Trivia

Editor

On April 25, 2007, a map editor for Benefactor, called BME, was released on Aminet.
Contributed to by Kabushi (121659) and Martin Smith (63156)