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Insane genius Austen van Flyswatter has stolen a huge collection of diamonds, and retrieving them involves navigating a succession of fiendishly-designed arrangements of platforms and traps. Does that sound like a job for a retired superhero? Captain Dynamo thinks so, and aims to recapture them for their rightful owner.

Gameplay is platform-based, with 12 (6 in Amiga version) vertically-scrolling levels, each containing around 50 diamonds - the more of these you can collect, the higher your score. Some will require advance planning to reach, while you will often be dependent on booster pads to reach the higher sections of a level.


Captain Dynamo Amiga Level 1 - pulley over spikes
Captain Dynamo Amiga Level 4 - poisonous fumes
Captain Dynamo Amiga Level 1 exit
Captain Dynamo Amiga Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Computing Dec, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Format Oct, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Play Time Dec, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Oct, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Amiga Power Oct, 1992 57 out of 100 57
CU Amiga Nov, 1992 42 out of 100 42
Retro Spirit Games Feb 22, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Polski Portal Amigowy Apr 19, 2014 30 out of 100 30


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Cancelled successor

A sequel was completed for the C64, by Finlay Munro and Wayne Billingham. Although Finlay was paid for the game, it was never released - Codemasters reputedly had around 20 completed games left unreleased when they abandoned the machine.


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Platformers (It's a Croaker!)

Martin Smith (66801) added Captain Dynamo (Amiga) on Feb 10, 2005
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (21069), Kabushi (209311) and Martin Smith (66801)