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The Hunt for Red October (DOS)

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Description

In this adaptation of Tom Clancy's popular novel, you play the part of Captain Marko Ramius attempting to defect to the US. Once into the Atlantic, you must rendezvous with the US Navy and fake the destruction of the Red October. Your crew is not aware of the defection -- but the Soviet Navy is, and will try to stop you at any cost.

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The Hunt for Red October DOS The main menu (CGA)
The Hunt for Red October DOS Periscope view; I have a surface contact! (CGA)
The Hunt for Red October DOS I've torpedoed a ship (CGA).
The Hunt for Red October DOS Title screen (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Jagd auf Roter Oktober" -- German title

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The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Shortly after publishing the product "Argus Press Software" went bust and restarted as "Grand Slam Entertainment" having somehow transferred the copyright, licenses and assets from Argus to Grand Slam just before liquidation, thus avoiding paying debts and royalties related to this and other products!!! So as usual the small developer suffers so that rich immoral publishers can cheat them out of their hard earned rewards. (Note: The contributor of this information was also one of the primary developers. --Editor)
Trixter (8743) added The Hunt for Red October (DOS) on Aug 22, 2000
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