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.


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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 A dead enemy left this behind. It scores 600 points and adds 500 to the time remaining
Shackled ZX Spectrum ... the game instructions ...
Shackled ZX Spectrum This enemy just appeared by apparently walking through the wall. There are prisoners behind the two doors at the top of the screen that were missed in this game
Shackled ZX Spectrum Following a successful load the game pauses at the load screen until a key is pressed, at which point the game displays the title screen ....

Alternate Titles

  • "Breywood" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1988 297 out of 1000 30


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seanp (89) added Shackled (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 26, 2007
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