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Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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4.1
Commodore 64
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4.5
Amstrad CPC
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Description

This multi-level action/adventure takes players back 40 years to find Professor K.K. Renegade, who predicts that a catastrophic asteroid is heading straight for earth. You're in charge of finding Professor Renegade.

Select one of the five most intrepid Adventurers from England, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. to spearhead the search. Professor Renegade was last seen in the unexplored region of the highest Tibetan ranges; an area populated by creatures and conditions of the professor's own design: venomous stone snakes, reptilian birds, and acid storms. Not only must your Adventurer survive these tests of courage, but he must and properly use such curious objects as spurs, a vacuum cleaner, and a unicycle. Once you locate the professor and convince him to help, you'll need to help him construct an anti-asteroid deflector to prevent the destruction of earth. You must now search for high-tech tools such as an atomic pile, a 9-volt battery, and a bent coat hanger!

Use the joystick and the appropriate keys to maneuver the Adventurer across the landscape. You have 30 days to complete the mission. During the mission, the Adventurer collects various items (points are awarded for each). Some items serve little purpose; others are vital; and others only work in certain places. Only one item can be held at a time and it must be held to be used. Native bearers carry the items collected.

To look at what each bearer has, type 1 or 2 to scroll through the bearers. The Adventurer can exchange the item held (press S) with a bearer that is closest to him. Its trial and error time. Good luck. The game comes with cheats and a map for those that require a little help.

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Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue Amiga Henri Beaucoup
Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue Commodore 64 Licencing info (US version)
Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue ZX Spectrum Game over
Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue ZX Spectrum Climbed up, but his face says I can't jump

Alternate Titles

  • "Terramex" -- International title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1988 11 out of 12 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Apr, 1988 808 out of 1000 81
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Commodore User Amiga Mar, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1988 3.5 out of 10 35

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Contributed to by Kabushi (121978), Martin Smith (63162) and Mr Giggles (3847)