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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 Amstrad CPC Copyright
The Hunt for Red October Amstrad CPC Report coming in
The Hunt for Red October Atari ST Title screen
The Hunt for Red October ZX Spectrum Game start / options

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jagd auf Roter Oktober" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 68 out of 100 68
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1988 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 7.4 out of 12 62
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1988 Unscored Unscored

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Royalties

According to developer Steven Green, shortly after publishing the product Argus Press Software went bust and restarted as Grandslam Entertainments Ltd., having somehow transferred the copyright, licenses and assets from Argus to Grandslam just before liquidation, thus avoiding paying debts and royalties related to this and other products.
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