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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.


The Hunt for Red October Atari ST The map screen
The Hunt for Red October Atari ST Periscope view, night vision mode
The Hunt for Red October Atari ST The ship identification book
The Hunt for Red October Atari ST Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jagd auf Roter Oktober" -- German title

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1988 697 out of 1000 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 67 out of 100 67
Tilt Feb, 1988 13 out of 20 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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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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