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This interactive fiction computer game is based on the bestselling Cold War spy novel by Frederick Forsyth released in 1984 by Hutchinson publishing. As the novel's hero John Preston, you have been appointed head of the C1(A), an agency of the British Secret Intelligence Service. You uncover a plot, named AURORA, to take power in the Soviet Union hatched by a secret faction of high-level minds. In order to stop their plan you read a lot of info found in Top Secret folders, set wiretaps, monitor and interrogate suspects and informants, and gather facts and clues.

The game has three main sections - The NATO Documents, The Bomb and The SAS Assault. A secret code must be gained in order to proceed from one to the next. Unique icon-based graphics provide the means to conduct your investigation though they're not mouse-clickable (you have to browse the icons using the space bar). Plot twists and developments happen during the game and are communicated to you with text-only descriptions.

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The Fourth Protocol Commodore 64 A top secret report
The Fourth Protocol Commodore 64 You can assign watchers on someone, if you need to.
The Fourth Protocol Commodore 64 Title screen
The Fourth Protocol Commodore 64 OK, what do you want to do about the Abbs affair?

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  • "Frederick Forsyth's The Fourth Protocol: The Game" -- In-Game Title

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Zzap! Nov, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Zzap! Aug, 1985 95 out of 100 95
Commodore Force Jul, 1993 90 out of 100 90
64'er Oct, 1985 12 out of 15 80

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Scaryfun (14052) added The Fourth Protocol (Commodore 64) on Feb 21, 2006
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