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Boot Camp is a slight twist on the sports game genre. The player is in a military boot camp, and needs to pass a variety of training exercises so that they can eventually complete important missions. Some of the events they'll compete in are the obstacle course, firing ranges, iron man race, arm wrestling, and a fight with their instructor. Gameplay is similar to that of the Epyx Games series, with many unique events that must be completed to move on. Two players can play simultaneously, or one player against the computer.


Boot Camp DOS The firing range (CGA)
Boot Camp Arcade Fell over.
Boot Camp Arcade Swimming.
Boot Camp Commodore 64 You blew it.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Combat School" -- Japanese/European title
  • "Bootcamp" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 93 out of 100 93
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4.3 out of 5 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 822 out of 1000 82
Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 7.5 out of 10 75
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 11 out of 15 73
Retro Gamer ZX Spectrum Oct 15, 2014 Unscored Unscored


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Without being noted on the package or instructions, Boot Camp supports the Adlib music board. However, the music played through the Adlib (two simultaneous voices, single instrument) must have been a last-minute addition. For some music pieces you may suspect the game is malfunctioning and producing random notes... however, examination of the "" file confirms that the notes are not randomly-generated.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Commodore Format
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) – Heaven: Music of the Gods

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