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Back of Plastic Case - C64 (UK):

    An exciting game introducing you to the challenge of wildlife conservation with every purchase making a contribution to the RSPB's funds

    Osprey!

    Developed in conjunction with the RSPB

    Can You Save the Ospreys?

    In the world of computer games it's not uncommon to find birds of prey threatening the survival of their human opponents, usually on some inhospitable planet light years from our own.
    In reality, as 'Osprey!' vividly reflects, the situation is just the opposite. Man is the more menacing predator and for a hostile environment you need look no further than the highlands of Scotland.
    Developed in conjunction with the RSPB (and based on their site at Loch Garten in Scotland), 'Osprey!' is a highly original game intended to illustrate the complexity of wildlife conservation.
    Given the responsibility of protecting the precariously small Scottish Osprey population, you have at your disposal a team of wardens. They will enable you to keep egg-stealers at bay, prevent huntsmen from shooting the birds, and control the ever-inquisitive tourists who can easily disturb the nests.
    After allocating the wardens to their duties you can see how successful your strategy has been. And, as in real-life, certain factors (like the weather!) remain beyond your control. So the problems of ensuring the Osprey's survival are by no means straightforward — as the RSPB will tell you.

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    The 32 page colour booklet gives you the background history to the Ospreys in Scotland as well as full instructions for playing 'Osprey'.

    Summer Tourists

    Egg-stealers

    Test your skill!

    Colourful and fast-moving 3-D graphics screens show clearly how you have used your wardens, the arrival of the Ospreys, and the hazards that befall them! Plus a full use of sound creates Osprey calls and the noise of tourists and egg stealers.


    Suitable for all ages from 8 upwards

    "Osprey! is a program like no other I have come across." " ... a masterpiece...it is all so well executed."
    Educational Computing

    Contributed by jean-louis (55269) on Jun 07, 2021.

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