Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Total Recall (Amstrad CPC)

Total Recall Amstrad CPC Title


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


Based on the movie of the same name, Total Recall puts you in charge of Douglas Quaid, who must find a way to Mars in order to find the answers to his two questions: why is he being hunted, and who is hunting him. In order to do this, Quaid must go through level after level of beating up bad guys that get in his way.

Some of the levels differ in gameplay, and range between action and driving scenes. The action scenes mainly require you to collect some items before leaving the level. You have only one chance to complete the current level, which means that if your energy is lost, the game ends. Energy is lost if you are attacked by an obstacle, or if you are shot at by an enemy. You can gain more energy by either collecting some pills or a heart, depending on the platform.


Total Recall Amstrad CPC Driving on the freeway
Total Recall Amstrad CPC Did you know that I helped Warren with the graphics?
Total Recall Amstrad CPC Startup
Total Recall Amstrad CPC Boss

Promo Images

Total Recall Concept Art
Total Recall Concept Art Graphic animation frames by Mark R. Jones for the scrapped Spectrum version of 'Total Recall'. The screen just shows an example of each different person so far translated to the Spectrum screen.
Total Recall Screenshot A mock up screen made of the very first day of the project. Printed in a magazine using the WRONG colours. I had, childishly, put a graphic of a used tampon (6th graphic block along the bottom) in the screen. The magazine had obviously spotted this, changed the colours, thus making the red end green. Ahem!
Total Recall Concept Art

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


Topic # Posts Last Post
Split? 6 Pseudo_Intellectual (61625)
Feb 04, 2010


This was one of the more fraught development cycles of the day. A team including Mark Jones started work on a game which was never finished, then the team who were hired to write the final version left the project halfway through, although Ocean's in-house guys eventually completed the project themselves.
Katakis | カタキス (41056) added Total Recall (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 01, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (231232)