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Insane genius Austen van Flyswatter has stolen a huge collection of diamonds, and retrieving them involves navigating a succession of fiendishly-designed arrangements of platforms and traps. Does that sound like a job for a retired superhero? Captain Dynamo thinks so, and aims to recapture them for their rightful owner.

Gameplay is platform-based, with 12 (6 in Amiga version) vertically-scrolling levels, each containing around 50 diamonds - the more of these you can collect, the higher your score. Some will require advance planning to reach, while you will often be dependent on booster pads to reach the higher sections of a level.


Captain Dynamo ZX Spectrum Be cautious with these presses
Captain Dynamo ZX Spectrum Just teleported to first cavern
Captain Dynamo ZX Spectrum Watch out for electric beams
Captain Dynamo ZX Spectrum Level complete

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Sinclair User Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90


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Cancelled successor

A sequel was completed for the C64, by Finlay Munro and Wayne Billingham. Although Finlay was paid for the game, it was never released - Codemasters reputedly had around 20 completed games left unreleased when they abandoned the machine.


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Platformers (It's a Croaker!)

Martin Smith (66859) added Captain Dynamo (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 10, 2005
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