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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 DOS You can scroll up the graphic to view the obscured text
Corruption DOS What am I doing here?
Corruption DOS You need the police to get you out of this mess
Corruption DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Upon Westminster Bridge" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Aug, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Aug, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Aug, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8.5 out of 10 85
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 85 out of 100 85
Commodore User Amiga Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1988 73 out of 100 73
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.


  • 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)

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