DescriptionHacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve.
Once in, you'll soon find out that you've accidentally stumbled upon a conspiracy of global impact. From then on, you'll maneuver a robotic drone around the globe through a tunnel system deep in the earth. In major cities, you may surface and talk to contact persons, who'll trade items for cash. When delivered to the correct city, you can exchange these items for a piece of evidence. If all evidence is collected, you're to inform the FBI. As if figuring out the correct routes and trades wasn't hard enough, frequent system malfunctions and security checks test your skill as well...
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- "ハッカー" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
|It's the novelty factor that gets you... The rest is trial-and-error||DOS||Kasey Chang (4617)|
|Remember... It's only a simulation...||DOS||Chris Martin (1204)|
|Amtix!||Amstrad CPC||Dec, 1985||84 out of 100||84|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1985||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Jul, 1987||7 out of 10||70|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||May, 1989||55 out of 100||55|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Apr, 1986||3.67 out of 10||37|
|Happy Computer||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1985||Unscored||Unscored|
|Happy Computer||Atari 8-bit||Nov, 1985||Unscored||Unscored|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||Nov, 1985||Unscored||Unscored|
|Happy Computer||Amstrad CPC||Nov, 1985||Unscored||Unscored|
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Jul 16, 2010
ManualTrue to the role-playing experience, Hacker came with no instructions whatsoever, other than loading instructions. The inside fold-out image reads:
Yet Another Temptation.
It's about the instructions for Hacker. There aren't any. (After all, if you really accidentally stumble into someone else's computer system, you one will be there to help you.)
If you get really stuck, we can provide a set of "Hacker Hints." (Details on enclosed card.) However, this is a temptation you should resist, if you can.
Related Web Sites
- Hacker walkthrough (A complete walkthrough of the game by Jaromir Krol)