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Saboteur combines platform, beat 'em up and stealth elements, setting you as a lone samurai trying to infiltrate an enemy complex. You are capable of all manner of ninja-style moves including kicks and punches, as well as using weaponry. You must travel through an underground complex linked mainly by platforms and ladders, before triggering a bomb and escaping the complex. Your energy recharges if you stay still, so finding areas free of guards (kill these for money) and dogs (avoid them; killing them gains you nothing) is useful, especially as you only have one life. There's plenty of object manipulation involved, although only one item can ever be carried at a time.


Saboteur Commodore 64 Selecting the difficulty level
Saboteur Commodore 64 Throwing a knife at a guard
Saboteur Commodore 64 Disk found.
Saboteur Commodore 64 Helicopter.

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Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Other "An advert in an old martial arts magazine, and inspired the main menu graphics."

Alternate Titles

  • "Saboteur!" -- Encore Commodore 64 re-release title
  • "Ninja Darkness" -- Working title

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Commodore Format Mar, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Aug, 1986 75 out of 100 75


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According to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 100.000 copies.

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Martin Smith (66870) added Saboteur (Commodore 64) on Oct 07, 2004
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