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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.


The Hunt for Red October ZX Spectrum Cross-sectional analysis view
The Hunt for Red October Amstrad CPC The game starts at once after loading.
The Hunt for Red October Amstrad CPC 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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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1988 697 out of 1000 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 68 out of 100 68
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1988 67 out of 100 67
Tilt Atari ST Feb, 1988 13 out of 20 65
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1987 5.5 out of 10 55


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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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