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You live on a small seaport island called Hardscrabble -- hardly the hip place to be. Working as a professional scuba diver, you have the chance to salvage a sunken treasure from one of four shipwrecks, earn the respect of all the old farts and become wealthy beyond all imagination.

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Credits (PC Booter version)




Cutthroats was the first Infocom game to come out in the famous gray box. Measuring 9" by 7 3/8" by 1", the package opens like a book to reveal the game manual, and the disk and package elements are packed in a re-closable transparent tray.

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  • Infocom homepage
    At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.
  • The Commodore Zone
    All about Cutthroats - introduction, images, related links and comments area.
  • The Infocom Gallery
    High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Cutthroats.

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  • MobyGames ID: 87


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Brian Hirt.

Amstrad PCW added by Trypticon. Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC added by Kabushi. Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga, Commodore 16, Plus/4 added by Terok Nor. TI-99/4A, TRS-80 added by Servo. Commodore 64, Atari ST added by Belboz.

Additional contributors: Dietmar Uschkoreit, Belboz, mo , c64fan, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.