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Saboteur

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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1.7
Commodore 16, Plus/4
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3.0
ZX Spectrum
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Description

Saboteur combines platform, beat 'em up and stealth elements, setting you as a lone samurai trying to infiltrate an enemy complex. You are capable of all manner of ninja-style moves including kicks and punches, as well as using weaponry. You must travel through an underground complex linked mainly by platforms and ladders, before triggering a bomb and escaping the complex. Your energy recharges if you stay still, so finding areas free of guards (kill these for money) and dogs (avoid them; killing them gains you nothing) is useful, especially as you only have one life. There's plenty of object manipulation involved, although only one item can ever be carried at a time.

Screenshots

Saboteur ZX Spectrum I was killed.
Saboteur ZX Spectrum There is a weapon mounted on the ceiling that will shoot me.
Saboteur Commodore 16, Plus/4 Titlescreen of the C16 version
Saboteur Amstrad CPC Select your skill level.

Alternate Titles

  • "Saboteur!" -- Encore Commodore 64 re-release title

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1986 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Sales

According to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 100.000 copies.
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