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The President is Missing (DOS)

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Description

The President of the USA and other heads of state were kidnapped! It's up to you as a special investigator to find them. In this text-based adventure mystery you must wade through piles of information, and send agents into the field to investigate suspects, all in the hopes of catching the culprits and saving the world leaders.

Screenshots

The President is Missing DOS Game setup - opening a new account

Alternate Titles

  • "The President is Missing!" -- Alternate title

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1988 785 out of 1000 78
Power Play Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Just Games Retro Feb 24, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Anyone have a solution? 1 BurningStickMan (17738)
Feb 22, 2008

Trivia

Extras

Packaged with the game was an audio cassette containing the terrorists' demands, and crucial clues for victory. One interesting background sound was a Morse code message being tapped out, which players had to decipher on their own.

Original platform

The game was originally developed for the Commodore 64 in the 1980s.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • CES Software Showcase
    • 1988 - won the Most Innovative Software award
Information also contributed by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe
00AgentHomer (52) added The President is Missing (DOS) on Mar 24, 2001
Other platforms contributed by JRK (11152) and Martin Smith (63134)