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Take the Money and Run! (Odyssey 2)

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After a time travel, the players are trapped in the Land of Keynesium, in 231,000 A.D. The Keynesians are deeply interested in the 20th Century economic life, and they build more than a trillion different mazes populated by robots representing the economic factors of that time. Starting with $500,000, the players must turn it into a million so they can return for their time, or else be doomed to roam the Keynesian mazes forever!

In this game, the players play against the Keynesian robots in seven kinds of mazes, called Income, Reward, Investment, Expenses, Thief, Taxes and Inflation. In the first three kinds of mazes, the player must try to catch the robots in order to gain money. In the last four kinds of mazes, the players must run from the robots, as they lose money if caught.

In both kinds of mazes, a money counter will appear at the bottom of the screen, showing different values of money each time a maze is started. The counter will start to decrease and the players will win (if they catch the robots in the three first kinds of mazes) or lose (if they are caught by the robots in the last four kinds of mazes) the amount of money shown.

The players' characters are two times taller than the robots, thus sometimes the players must duck to pass through certain portions of the mazes (by pressing the action button). While ducking the players move at 2/3 the normal speed. If they try to pass through a low ceiling portion without ducking, they'll move at half the speed. Touching the walls of a maze will make it harder to move, and touching the opponent player while touching the a will make him lose control.

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Take the Money and Run! Odyssey 2 A "Thief" maze.
Take the Money and Run! Odyssey 2 Starting a game, an "Income" maze.
Take the Money and Run! Odyssey 2 Ducking to get past through a low ceiling portion of the maze.
Take the Money and Run! Odyssey 2 A "Reward" maze.

Alternate Titles

  • "Take the money and run" -- UK Title
  • "Tag pengarna och spring" -- Swedish Title
  • "Rischia e vinci" -- Italian Title
  • "Prenez L'Argent et Filez!" -- Canadian French Title
  • "Prendre l'argent et fuir" -- French Title
  • "Pengejagt" -- Danish Title
  • "Pegue o Dinheiro e Corra!" -- Brazilian Title
  • "Pak het geld en neem de benen!" -- Dutch Title
  • "Das Millionenspiel" -- German Title
  • "Coja el dinero y huya" -- Spanish Title

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Trivia

The Land of Keynesium and its inhabitants, the Keynesians, are named after the famous British economist John Maynard Keynes.
chirinea (33421) added Take the Money and Run! (Odyssey 2) on Jul 15, 2007