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As Ben E. Factor himself, you must travel through the six moons of Minniat, on which the peaceful and good-natured people of Lullyat have been kidnapped. These Merry Men each have their own potential skill once rescued, so releasing them in the right order is often essential for completing a level. Some Merry Men have grey suits - this marks them out as joyless and awkward characters which must be guided through a coloring machine.

The Miniation people have loaded the 60 levels with various nasties, ranging from slugs (slow, but must be jumped), Rock Men (those with sharp backs are more dangerous, but both are quite nippy), spiked teeth emerging from manholes, and so on. A large map is provided, and at any point you can pause the game and scroll around the map, which makes the forward planning easier.


Benefactor Amiga Title screen
Benefactor Amiga "Stones And Bones" level - loading screen
Benefactor Amiga Run and jump
Benefactor Amiga "To Hell With Minniat" level - loading screen

Promo Images

Benefactor Screenshot
Benefactor Screenshot
Benefactor Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Ben E. Factor" -- Working title

User Reviews

A very solid platformer for the AMIGA -=Flatline=- (19) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

High Score Sep, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Amiga Dream Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Jul, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Joker Jul, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Games Jul, 1994 76 out of 100 76


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On April 25, 2007, a map editor for Benefactor, called BME, was released on Aminet.
Martin Smith (66801) added Benefactor (Amiga) on Mar 17, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (209431)