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Description

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.

Screenshots

Corruption ZX Spectrum There's no menu and no credits. It's straight into the game
Corruption ZX Spectrum The text parser seems to understand most things
Corruption Commodore 64 Examining your new office
Corruption Amstrad CPC Could be bad news for David.

Alternate Titles

  • "Upon Westminster Bridge" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

Commodore Computing International Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 10 out of 10 100
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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Your Amiga Amiga Dec, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 85 out of 100 85
Commodore User Amiga Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Extras

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.

Manual

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.

Awards

  • 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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