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Shackled (ZX Spectrum)

Shackled ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads. At the end the 'STOP THE TAPE' message is added to the top.


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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A multi-player, multi-level labyrinth/maze game in the genre of Gauntlet; originally an arcade game. Players take the role of Kevin, who is trying to rescue his friends from their jail cells. As prisoners are released, they will attempt to follow Kevin, and also attack nearby enemies. Kevin's goal is to lead each prisoner to the exit, and onto the next level. Some levels have hidden passages which lead to bonus/secret levels.

As with any Gauntlet-style game, finding enough keys to deal with each door is crucial. Kevin can pick up weapons such as grenades and boomerangs, and other enhancing objects such as faster movement, a smart-bomb diamond, and other bonus objects for points.


Shackled ZX Spectrum Replayed and released both prisoners at the start of level 1, although I could only get one to follow me
Shackled ZX Spectrum ... player 1's keys ....
Shackled ZX Spectrum Made it onto the Hi-Score table second time of playing
Shackled ZX Spectrum These things lying on the ground are 'SPEED UP' bonuses. They score 200 points. To collect the character must stand on each for about a second.

Alternate Titles

  • "Breywood" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

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The Press Says

Sinclair User Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Crash! Apr, 1988 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1988 43 out of 100 43
Your Sinclair Apr, 1988 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Nichibutsu? 2 Foxhack (12482)
Sep 22, 2007


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seanp (87) added Shackled (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 26, 2007
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