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Hacker (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Hacker is an adventure/trading game based on what was then a unique idea. You're starting into the adventure as a real hacker would do, lacking information of what is to come, only driven by your ambition. Consequently, the game opens with a plain text screen, prompting you for the login password. To break into the system is the first puzzle you've got to solve.

Once in, you'll soon find out that you've accidentally stumbled upon a conspiracy of global impact. From then on, you'll maneuver a robotic drone around the globe through a tunnel system deep in the earth. In major cities, you may surface and talk to contact persons, who'll trade items for cash. When delivered to the correct city, you can exchange these items for a piece of evidence. If all evidence is collected, you're to inform the FBI. As if figuring out the correct routes and trades wasn't hard enough, frequent system malfunctions and security checks test your skill as well...

Screenshots

Hacker ZX Spectrum This is where the player gets to decide on their choice of controller
Hacker ZX Spectrum There's a lengthy activation process (aka puzzle) to go through
Hacker ZX Spectrum The company message. It does not look good. Perhaps we get to save the world.
Hacker ZX Spectrum Back with the S.R.U.. The unit is moving. Its current direction is in the top left, its current view is in the centre, in this shot its just changing from a view of a rock wall to a view of a tunnel

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Sinclair User Dec, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Spectrum Dec, 1985 70 out of 100 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Finishing Game 1 Ossie1972
Jul 16, 2010

Trivia

Manual

True to the role-playing experience, Hacker came with no instructions whatsoever, other than loading instructions. The inside fold-out image reads:
Yet Another Temptation.

It's about the instructions for Hacker. There aren't any. (After all, if you really accidentally stumble into someone else's computer system, you one will be there to help you.)

If you get really stick, we can provider a set of "Hacker Hints." (Details on enclosed card.) However, this is a temptation you should resist, if you can.

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Terok Nor (18455) added Hacker (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 06, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4742), JRK (11154), -Chris (7363), Martin Smith (63159) and Terok Nor (18455)