The Hunt for Red October

aka: Jagd auf Roter Oktober
Moby ID: 2212
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In this adaptation of Tom Clancy's popular novel, you play the part of Captain Marko Ramius attempting to defect to the US. Once into the Atlantic, you must rendezvous with the US Navy and fake the destruction of the Red October. Your crew is not aware of the defection -- but the Soviet Navy is, and will try to stop you at any cost.

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Credits (DOS version)

5 People (4 developers, 1 thanks)

IBM MS-DOS version by
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Manual editing, background, and strategy
Instruction manual written and designed by
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According to developer Steven Green, shortly after publishing the product Argus Press Software went bust and restarted as Grandslam Entertainments Ltd., having somehow transferred the copyright, licenses and assets from Argus to Grandslam just before liquidation, thus avoiding paying debts and royalties related to this and other products.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Trixter.

Commodore 64 added by Quapil. MSX added by Rola. Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Amiga added by POMAH. Apple II added by KnockStump. Macintosh, ZX Spectrum added by Kabushi. Amstrad CPC added by LepricahnsGold.

Additional contributors: Steven Green, Quapil, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 22, 2000. Last modified February 13, 2024.