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The Korth Trilogy is a series of children's Science fiction adventure books written by Peter K. McBride and published by Puffin books in the early 1980's. The three books in this series are ; Each book was released with an accompanying cassette containing a series of mini-games that tie in with sections of the book. This is the third book / set of games in the series. A full description has not been provided as this would reveal the storyline of the book. The mini games contained on the accompanying cassette are ;
  • Fog : In this game one, two or three symbols are placed on the game screen and the player must position their scooter and shoot Korth guards while being careful not to their allies.
  • Oldren : This is a turn based game in which the player has command of nine units and must attack the Oldren radar station. This is defended by three strongholds, half a dozen guards and a force field. Two of the players units can punch a hold in the force field but this exists for one turn only. The object is to take the radar station but if too many units are killed the game is lost
  • Empire : This is a resource management game in which the player must run the Korth Empire in the absence of the Imperial computer. There are three main resources to control, metal, fuel and bathmud, together with the number of ships, and guards needed to quash planetary uprisings

At the end of each mini game the player is offered the chance to replay. There is no automatic progression between the games, after each the Spectrum must be reset and the next game loaded.


The Korth Trilogy 3: Into the Empire ZX Spectrum Empire : start screen
The Korth Trilogy 3: Into the Empire ZX Spectrum Fog : Key definition
The Korth Trilogy 3: Into the Empire ZX Spectrum Oldren : The game starts like this
The Korth Trilogy 3: Into the Empire ZX Spectrum Oldren : When all my orders have been carried out the Korth guards have their turn. In practice they only move from their position when the perimiter is breached

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piltdown_man (149514) added The Korth Trilogy 3: Into the Empire (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 02, 2010