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.
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According to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 100.000 copies.
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Game added by Martin Smith.
Commodore 16, Plus/4 added by Trypticon. Antstream added by firefang9212. Amstrad CPC added by cafeine.
Additional contributors: formercontrib, Patrick Bregger, ZeTomes.
Game added October 7th, 2004. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.