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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 Amstrad CPC Title screen
Saboteur Amstrad CPC Select your skill level.
Saboteur Amstrad CPC There is a weapon mounted on the ceiling that will shoot me.
Saboteur Amstrad CPC I was killed.

Promo Images

Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art
Saboteur Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

An interesting adventure with various levels of difficulty Marios Amontaristos (14) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Amtix! Jul, 1986 77 out of 100 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1986 7 out of 10 70


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

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cafeine (151) added Saboteur (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 12, 2005
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