DescriptionCorruption is one of Magnetic Scrolls' interactive fiction games. The player takes control of a stockbroker on the fast track to riches. Suddenly, there are attempts on his life, with the words 'insider dealings' floating around. The hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and must prove his innocence before it is too late.
The game is a text adventure with graphics; the player inputs verb commands to interact with the environment and advance the story. The gameplay focuses on realistic investigation and information-gathering rather than puzzle-solving.
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- "Upon Westminster Bridge" -- working title
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|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Aug, 1988||920 out of 1000||92|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Aug, 1988||920 out of 1000||92|
|ST/Amiga Format||Atari ST||Aug, 1988||91 out of 100||91|
|Amstrad Action||Amstrad CPC||Jan, 1989||89 out of 100||89|
|Happy Computer||Atari ST||Aug, 1988||86 out of 100||86|
|Your Amiga||Amiga||Dec, 1988||86 out of 100||86|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1988||85 out of 100||85|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Sep, 1988||9.2 out of 12||77|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Aug, 1988||73 out of 100||73|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Feb, 1989||Unscored||Unscored|
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ExtrasThe game comes with a cassette tape on which is a vital conversation pertaining to the game (it also had a coupon to send in, if you were not fortunate enough to own a cassette player).
The game also had a 'casino chip' that never showed up in your inventory. It was used as part of the copy protection.
ManualSticking with the 'real-world' theme, the manual is in the form of Filofax pages, complete with ring binder holes for you to put into your actual Filofax.
- Computer and Video Games
- Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 8-Bit Adventure Game (reader's vote)
- Issue 06/1989 - Runner-Up Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 16-Bit Adventure Game (reader's vote)
Related Web Sites
- The Magnetic Scrolls Memorial (Fan-page with lot's of information, collectors information, documents & help.)