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Following the events depicted in Shadowfire, General Zoff, the republican dictator, has been captured, but he still had time to declare war on the empire. While five members of the Enigma team: Zark, Sevrina, Syylk, Maul and yourself; escort Zoff to face the Emperor’s wrath, the war flares across the galaxy. As you cross the imperial border, Zoff concentrates his awesome psionic powers on the Enigma craft’s guidance system. Moments later the ship is bucking and burning through the atmosphere of a planet. You awake, head throbbing, to find the Enigma craft wrecked and General Zoff missing …

Gameplay is very similar to its predecessor Shadowfire. Take control of your four Enigma Force members, each with different abilities, and lead them through an underground complex filled with enemy soldiers and lots of puzzles. You will often need to combine the abilities of more the one crew member to solve a single puzzle.

The user interface is completely icon-driven. Only character movement and shooting is done directly with joystick. The game is in real time and you often need to switch between the characters because the enemy troops also move to through the complex and attack.


Enigma Force ZX Spectrum Sevrina and Maul in their new location
Enigma Force ZX Spectrum Back at location 1 to issue an order to the last member of the party, Syylk, second in command. A message is received but who's being attacked!!?
Enigma Force ZX Spectrum Zark joins the others and soon the battle ends
Enigma Force ZX Spectrum The 'Move Down' command is issued to Syylk. He joins the rest of the party that is under attack. Combat is automatic, there's no need to target the baddies

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Sinclair User Feb, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! Mar, 1986 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair Apr, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer May, 1986 Unscored Unscored


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nudgegoonies (31) added Enigma Force (ZX Spectrum) on Nov 14, 2007
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