Not an American user?

Description

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.

Screenshots

Hostage: Rescue Mission Amstrad CPC Your sniper is displayed on the map
Hostage: Rescue Mission Electron Loading screen
Hostage: Rescue Mission ZX Spectrum Game control menu
Hostage: Rescue Mission NES Sometimes Hiding isn't enough

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game


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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

Pretty good game, brilliantly advanced idea and design DOS WizardX (114)
Brilliant. Amiga EboMike (3001)
Surprisingly good for its era Atari ST Maury Markowitz (236)
Great game, although some annoying features DOS Maury Markowitz (236)

Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1988 10 out of 12 83
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1988 689 out of 1000 69
The Games Machine (UK) Acorn 32-bit Sep, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 58 out of 100 58

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Cover

Nearly all versions of this game have cover art and also other artwork showing a very specific unit shoulder patch on the shoulder of each counter-terrorist operative. The specific unit patch is very distinctive -- it corresponds exactly to the French National Police counter-terrorist unit, Group d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale.

Also, the operatives are shown using ropes to descend walls and smash through windows --- the same approach that was used when the SAS rescued those who were taken captive in the British Embassy near Princess Gate. And the helicopter being used in the game is the type called the "Little Bird," the same type that was used when the American hostage Kurt Muse was rescued from prison during the invasion of Panama.

Extras

The original French release of this game (maybe others) contained a set of three transparent stickers. The stickers were supposed to imitate bullet holes when applied on a window or glass.

Legacy

Alcatraz from Infogrames is the spiritual sequel to this game.

Information also contributed by 99 49 and Blood

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by EboMike (3001), POMAH (40877), WildKard (12131), NGC 5194 (17295), Kohler 86 (7295), Junryeong (32), Kabushi (174450), Martin Smith (62812), Eli Tomlinson (2498) and formercontrib (159716)