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The Hunt for Red October (Commodore 64)

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Based on the movie of the same name which was adapted from the best-seller by Tom Clancy. As Jack Ryan (a CIA officer) you must find out if Red October's mission is to DEFECT and if that is the situation try to prevent a possible deadly war. Red October is Russia's top secret nuclear missile submarine which is heading West on her maiden voyage...

The game is divided into 5 different action sequences in which you must perform various abilities like jumping from a helicopter, navigating big and small submarines through deep and narrow channels while trying to avoid from many obstacles.


The Hunt for Red October Commodore 64 Red October (in Russian)
The Hunt for Red October Commodore 64 Loading screen
The Hunt for Red October Commodore 64 Try to land Jack Ryan on board of "Red October"...
The Hunt for Red October Commodore 64 Red October (in English)

Alternate Titles

  • "The Hunt for Red October - The Movie" -- Commodore 64 media title
  • "Hunt for Red October II" -- DOS media title

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The Press Says

Commodore Format Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Apr, 1991 40 out of 100 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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The Jack Ryan Character which was played by Alec Baldwin appeared two more times in movie screen after "The Hunt for Red October", both played by Harrison Ford (The films were "Patriot Games" and "The Clear and Present Danger"). Unfortunately they've never made computer games from these films...
Martin Smith (63062) added The Hunt for Red October (Commodore 64) on Oct 27, 2005
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