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Description

Innocent Until Caught is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based point-and-click interface.

Jack T. Ladd is a thief, his hunting-ground is the whole galaxy, and at the moment, he's in big trouble. He's got 28 days to pay his taxes - or else the interstellar tax agency will hunt him down. Termination is a viable punishment for tax offenders in these days, you know. Stranded blank on the barren, run-down planet Tayte, Jack decides that he has to make some cash. Quick.

Innocent Until Caught is pretty standard in terms of design but introduces some innovations when it comes to the interface. It features a mini-window at the bottom left of the screen which is alternately a mini-map of the area (showing all exits) and a looking glass for detecting small items. The inventory is a box-window in which objects can be placed wherever player wants (even on top of others). Also, the plot is illustrated by a few rendered sequences, some of the first used in adventure games.

Screenshots

Innocent Until Caught Amiga Using sewers you can rob a bank.
Innocent Until Caught DOS Jack T. Ladd has just made an unpleasant acquaintance.
Innocent Until Caught DOS How right you are, Jack. The inventory is at the bottom of the screen.
Innocent Until Caught Amiga The beginning of the game. Tax officers gave you a chance to pay your debt. You have 28 days to get money. You start in the Spaceport.

Alternate Titles

  • "חף מפשע (לפחות עד שאתפס)" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Khaf Mipesha - Lefakhot Ad She Yitafes" -- Hebrew title
  • "IUC" -- Informal Name

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User Reviews

An object lesson in how NOT to make a point and click game Amiga Martin Smith (63001)
Tries to mix humour and challenging puzzles, fails. DOS -Chris (7307)
Solve this adventure as a master thief DOS *Katakis* (38155)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1993 10 out of 12 83
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Dream Amiga May, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Play Time Amiga May, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1994 72 out of 100 72
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Datormagazin Amiga May 11, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Génération 4 Amiga May, 1994 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

Sequel

There is a slight flaw when Psygnosis/Divide by Zero programmed the Amiga version of Innocent. You see, in the end credits, both versions that "Jack Ladd will return in INNOCENT 2 - Into the Corruption". which is the sequel called Guilty. Yet, this sequel was released for PC, but never released for Amiga.

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Contributed to by -Chris (7307) and *Katakis* (38155)