Hostage: Rescue Mission (ZX Spectrum)

Hostage: Rescue Mission ZX Spectrum Load screen.

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Description

Terrorists have overrun an embassy and hold the people inside as hostages. You control six counter-terrorists whose mission is to eliminate the terrorists. In the first part of the game, you have to bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. The second part involves entering the building with the other three men to kill the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Depending on how well you positioned your snipers, you can use them to assist you on that mission.

Screenshots

Hostage: Rescue Mission ZX Spectrum The game starts with a map of the embassy and a scrolling mission briefing running across the top. The objective is to get 3 men into 3 locations, survey the embassy and intervene in the assault
Hostage: Rescue Mission ZX Spectrum Game control menu
Hostage: Rescue Mission ZX Spectrum Another doorway, Delta died again shortly after this
Hostage: Rescue Mission ZX Spectrum Load screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "בני-ערובה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Rescue: The Embassy Mission" -- NES title
  • "Operation Jupiter" -- French title
  • "Hostages: The Embassy Mission" -- Japanese title
  • "Hostages" -- European/Israeli title
  • "ホステージ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Crash! Aug, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73

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Trivia

Cover

Nearly all versions of this game have cover art and also other artwork showing a very specific unit shoulder patch on the shoulder of each counter-terrorist operative. The specific unit patch is very distinctive -- it corresponds exactly to the French National Police counter-terrorist unit, Group d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale.

Also, the operatives are shown using ropes to descend walls and smash through windows --- the same approach that was used when the SAS rescued those who were taken captive in the British Embassy near Princess Gate. And the helicopter being used in the game is the type called the "Little Bird," the same type that was used when the American hostage Kurt Muse was rescued from prison during the invasion of Panama.

Extras

The original French release of this game (maybe others) contained a set of three transparent stickers. The stickers were supposed to imitate bullet holes when applied on a window or glass.

Legacy

Alcatraz from Infogrames is the spiritual sequel to this game.

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Martin Smith (63067) added Hostage: Rescue Mission (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 11, 2005
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