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Description

Saboteur combines platform, beat 'em up and stealth elements, setting you as a lone samurai trying to infiltrate an enemy complex. You are capable of all manner of ninja-style moves including kicks and punches, as well as using weaponry. You must travel through an underground complex linked mainly by platforms and ladders, before triggering a bomb and escaping the complex. Your energy recharges if you stay still, so finding areas free of guards (kill these for money) and dogs (avoid them; killing them gains you nothing) is useful, especially as you only have one life. There's plenty of object manipulation involved, although only one item can ever be carried at a time.

Screenshots

Saboteur ZX Spectrum Bomb found.
Saboteur ZX Spectrum Coming in on a boat.
Saboteur ZX Spectrum There is a weapon mounted on the ceiling that will shoot me.
Saboteur ZX Spectrum I was killed.

Promo Images

Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Saboteur!" -- Encore Commodore 64 re-release title
  • "Ninja Darkness" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1986 9.5 out of 10 95
Crash! Jan, 1986 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair Jan, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 18, 2007 8 out of 10 80

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Sales

According to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 100.000 copies.

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Martin Smith (62888) added Saboteur (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 07, 2004
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