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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 16, Plus/4 The C16 port differs from all other versions a lot
Saboteur Commodore 16, Plus/4 Shortly after the beginning, a dog rushing towards me (Plus/4 version)
Saboteur Commodore 16, Plus/4 Exploring with enemies above me (Plus/4 version)
Saboteur Commodore 16, Plus/4 Selecting difficulty (Plus/4 version)

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Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art "My original (unfinished) loading screen before the game was renamed to Saboteur."
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1987 Unscored Unscored


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

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