Deactivators (ZX Spectrum)

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Deactivators is an arcade-puzzle maze game which puts you in control of a squad of bomb disposal droids. You must pick them up and quickly throw them out of the building to safety - failure to do this costs you a droid and a room (occasionally blocking off other essential rooms). The game's levels have grid-like arrangements with doors, trapdoors and poles, and increase in size as the game goes on. For both these reasons, mapping is essential.

Security droids are on patrol, but these can be tricked into falling down holes. A computer room is the hub of your activities - this allows you to use teleports and turn off force fields, via the appropriate circuit boards which are hidden throughout the levels. On later levels the gravity isn't constant and you will find rooms with distorted directional senses, increasing the precision required significantly.

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Deactivators ZX Spectrum High scores
Deactivators ZX Spectrum Title screen
Deactivators ZX Spectrum Movement mode
Deactivators ZX Spectrum Bombs on the grid

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Your Sinclair Nov, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Mar, 1987 16 out of 20 80

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Martin Smith (66801) added Deactivators (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 16, 2005
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20993) and Martin Smith (66801)