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In this adaptation of the movie of the same name, you take the role of robot Number 5. Having recently become self-aware, Number 5 has to escape from the laboratory. To do so, he has to find several hardware and software upgrades that give him new abilities, like jumping and firing a laser gun. He also has to evade capture by security personnel and other robots. Once he has escaped from the lab, he has to survive on the outside by evading wild animals and his human and robot pursuers.

The game combines action and adventure elements. In the lab, you can search for and pick up items and use them to find your way to the exit. Once outside, you have to jump and shoot to survive.


Short Circuit Commodore 64 A partial barrier between rooms here
Short Circuit Commodore 64 The doctors X-Rayed my head and found nothing
Short Circuit Commodore 64 Moving sideways through the roomage
Short Circuit Commodore 64 Credits

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1987 9.6 out of 12 80
Commodore User Apr, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Apr, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 62 out of 100 62


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Terok Nor (26230) added Short Circuit (Commodore 64) on Mar 30, 2004