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Hostage: Rescue Mission

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Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to eliminate the terrorists. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Depending on how well you positioned your snipers, you can use them to assist you on that mission.


Hostage: Rescue Mission DOS The mission failed! (CGA)
Hostage: Rescue Mission Apple IIgs Title and menu
Hostage: Rescue Mission NES Snipers aim their scopes at windows to take out lone enemies inside
Hostage: Rescue Mission NES Phase 2 of the plan involves dropping soldiers on the roof

Alternate Titles

  • "בני-ערובה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Rescue: The Embassy Mission" -- NES title
  • "Operation Jupiter" -- French title
  • "Hostages: The Embassy Mission" -- Japanese title
  • "Hostages" -- European/Israeli title
  • "ホステージ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Brilliant. Amiga EboMike (3009)
Pretty good game, brilliantly advanced idea and design DOS WizardX (116)
Great game, although some annoying features DOS Maury Markowitz (222)

The Press Says

Just Games Retro NES Apr 16, 2001 95 out of 100 95
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Oct, 1988 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Joystick (French) NES Apr, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Commodore 64 1989 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP! NES Jul 16, 2012 68 out of 100 68
Power Play DOS 1989 60 out of 100 60
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 41 out of 100 41


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