Captain Dynamo

Genre
Perspective
Critic Score User Score
Symbian
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Amiga
57
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Commodore 64
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Description

Insane genius Austen van Flyswatter has stolen a huge collection of diamonds, and retrieving them involves navigating a succession of fiendishly-designed arrangements of platforms and traps. Does that sound like a job for a retired superhero? Captain Dynamo thinks so, and aims to recapture them for their rightful owner.

Gameplay is platform-based, with 12 (6 in Amiga version) vertically-scrolling levels, each containing around 50 diamonds - the more of these you can collect, the higher your score. Some will require advance planning to reach, while you will often be dependent on booster pads to reach the higher sections of a level.

Screenshots

Captain Dynamo Amiga Level 1 - game start
Captain Dynamo DOS Level end stats.
Captain Dynamo Amstrad CPC On to cavern 2
Captain Dynamo ZX Spectrum Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Pocket Gamer UK Symbian Aug 08, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Retro Spirit Games Amiga Feb 22, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Polski Portal Amigowy Amiga Apr 19, 2014 30 out of 100 30

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Trivia

Cancelled successor

A sequel was completed for the C64, by Finlay Munro and Wayne Billingham. Although Finlay was paid for the game, it was never released - Codemasters reputedly had around 20 completed games left unreleased when they abandoned the machine.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Platformers (It's a Croaker!)

Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700), Kabushi (133100) and Martin Smith (63068)