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The Third Courier is set in the era of the 'cold war', and the action takes place in Germany. The player is an American spy, and his mission is to recover stolen NATO defense plans.

You start off in your apartment, which contains a computer, bugging equipment and an answerphone, as well as useful items such as money and a passport. A compass on screen is used to move around, with symbols appearing on the left and right of the status screen to indicate when something important is to the west or east of you.

You will have to explore the city streets, with the aid of taxis and the Autobahn. Talk to important people and buy key objects, and then sneak around spying on anyone who seems suspicious. Encounters with enemy agents, muggers and tramps can turn violent; when they do, use your gun quickly to ensure they are shot first.


The Third Courier Amiga Creating your agent
The Third Courier DOS Title screen
The Third Courier Atari ST Fighting
The Third Courier DOS Main menu

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Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1989 8.5 out of 12 71
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Mar, 1990 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jan, 1990 675 out of 1000 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1990 655 out of 1000 66
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 62 out of 100 62
Power Play DOS Jan, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 43 out of 100 43


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Unlike the completely silent DOS version, the Amiga version has some music and sound effects, although they are very limited.

Also, in the Amiga version some screens feature minor animations, whereas the screens in the DOS version are completely still.
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