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Timekeepers: An elite police force, trying to protect the 4th dimension from terrorist attacks. 14 platoons are sent to 4 different time periods (2 million BC Belgium, 1245 Medieval Europe, 1966 Vietnam and 2001 Space). Their mission: to disarm nuclear bombs placed by a psychotic warlord.

Timekeepers is hybrid strategy and puzzle game. It plays like a cross between Lemmings and a RTS like Dune 2. The main game screen has a row of icons at the bottom, timekeepers' portraits at each side and at the center a scrolling map of the level. The platoon is autonomous, the player can't control it directly but instead has to place icons on the map to order the troops. A soldier will try to perform an action while passing over an icon. The icons available are:

Directions arrows - guide the trooper;

Clock - stops the soldier for a while;

Foot imprint - makes the timekeeper jump over something;

Wrench - forces the trooper to operate some lever or switch;

Gaping mouth - orders the soldier to attack;

ZZZ - pauses the game;

Brain - to choose earlier levels;

Diskette - disk options, like saving and loading.

There's no limit of time or amount of icons that can be placed. The levels have booby traps, enemies and dangerous environments that can kill your timekeepers. There are 60 levels on 4 different time settings, each with their own graphics set. The main objective of each level is to reach the exit and teleport all your troops to the next map.


Timekeepers Amiga Jumping over lava
Timekeepers Amiga A trooper being carried by a giant green pterodactyl
Timekeepers Amiga Intro
Timekeepers Amiga Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Timeslip" -- Working title

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Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1995 82 out of 100 82
CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Magazine Amiga Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1995 65 out of 100 65


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