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In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by an evil alien race known as the Treens and taken to their scientific satellite orbiting Venus, but it doesn't take long before Dan breaks free and goes down into their ship. While searching it, he eventually finds an escape shuttle sitting in the launch bay, only to discover that it is out of fuel. He returns to the satellite in an attempt to find some.

The fuel cans are scattered around the five levels of the ship, which Dan can get to by using the Mekon's teleporters. To get to them though, Dan needs to destroy any Treen that gets in his way using a variety of weapons, bought by using a computer terminal. Along the way, the Mekon leader can be seen sitting around, and destroying him will more often than not reward Dan with a pod that he needs to access the teleporter. Dan can use his jet-pack to navigate the satellite, but this will eventually run out of fuel.


Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 Get the fuel can needed for the shuttle
Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 Dan is putting his jet-pack to good use
Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 Flip this switch and something will happen
Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 30 down... 20 to go

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Dan Dare III: The Escape Magazine Advertisement Page 34

Alternate Titles

  • "Dan Dare 3" -- Commodore 64 in-game title

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65


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Katakis | カタキス (41785) added Dan Dare III: The Escape (Commodore 64) on May 24, 2008
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