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Hunter Killer is a submarine simulation game set in the North Sea off the German / Danish Helegoland coast during the Second World War. You are the commander of a British 'S' type submarine on a mission to find an enemy submarine in the area and sink it. The coast is heavily mined, so sailing in too close, may result in hitting a mine or running aground. Going outside the area will expose you to destroyers that are hunting for you. Aircraft patrol the area, so staying on the surface can be fatal.

The game has three views, Control Room, Periscope and Chart Room. In the control room the player operates the submarine's engines and ballast, the periscope is used to find enemy vessels and the chart room to navigate. Once an the enemy sub is in range and dead ahead, it is time to launch a torpedo for the kill.

The game has five levels of difficulty. Once the enemy sub has been dispatched, the game moves to the next target. If you are sunk, it is game over.


Hunter Killer ZX Spectrum The Control Room, periscope up
Hunter Killer ZX Spectrum The Chart Room
Hunter Killer ZX Spectrum You have been spotted
Hunter Killer ZX Spectrum We are going down

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Alternate Titles

  • "U Boat Hunt" -- Type in name from Your Computer Aug.'83

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Micro 7 Amstrad CPC Jul, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Pixel Amstrad CPC Mar, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1984 61 out of 100 61
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Oct, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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Network Multiplayer

This was the first Spectrum game to utilise the networking capabilities of the Sinclair Interface I allowing for head on player to player competition using two computers.

U-Boat Hunt

This game was originally published as a Type-in in Your Computer magazine issue August 1983, page 38.
Contributed to by S Olafsson (49048)