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Description

Wanderer is set in the future where cats have become very valuable. The hero's cat has been kidnapped by someone who demands 8000 cats as ransom. Additionally, all the planets of the universe are obsessed with an poker-like card game. So the player visits planets, barters cards and plays the card game - and if a planet is satisfied with their own set, they reward the player with cats.

Every time the player visits another planet he has to solve a straight action sequence which utilizes vector graphics for 3D glasses. Here he simply has to fly around in first person and shoot all enemy ships. Other action sequences take place in black holes.

Screenshots

Wanderer ZX Spectrum Title coming into view.
Wanderer ZX Spectrum Loading screen.
Wanderer Commodore 64 Looking for aliens.
Wanderer Amstrad CPC Map of galaxy.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wanderer 3D" -- Elite 16-bit re-release title
  • "LCS Wanderer" -- Atari ST version adapted for Stereotek liquid crystal shutter glasses

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1987 9.4 out of 12 78
ATARImagazin Atari ST May, 1987 3 out of 6 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 7 out of 12 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 7 out of 12 58
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 45 out of 100 45
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1989 38 out of 100 38
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1990 34 out of 100 34
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1989 33 out of 100 33
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1989 31 out of 100 31
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 29 out of 100 29

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Trivia

3D Glasses

The Commodore Amiga version contained a free pair of 3D glasses but the Commodore 64 version didn't.
Contributed to by Rola (8304) and Patrick Bregger (215703)