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Corruption 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.


Corruption ZX Spectrum The opening to the story part 2
Corruption DOS By the duck pond in the city park
Corruption DOS You're in way over your head!
Corruption Commodore 64 Your new secretary, Margaret

Alternate Titles

  • "Upon Westminster Bridge" -- working title

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The Press Says

ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Aug, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Happy Computer Atari ST Aug, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8.5 out of 10 85
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 85 out of 100 85
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 68 out of 100 68


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The 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.


Sticking 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.

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