Break Away (ZX Spectrum)

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Break-Away is a puzzle game In which the object is to score points by freeing the damsel in distress.

She's held captive by 15 bonds each of which has a letter or a number at each end. To free her the player must enter the correct pair of letters and numbers before the game time expires. It sounds simple but the bonds overlap and many letters and numbers, such as V, W and U, do look alike. In addition the damsel does shout for help at random intervals and this is represented by a large red block with the letters 'HELP!' which effectively hides the bonds making it impossible to trace which bond goes to where.

As soon as one level is completed there's a brief 'Thank you' message and the player is presented with another screen. With each new screen the player has progressively less time to solve the puzzle.

The game keeps track of the current score and the best score this session.


Break Away ZX Spectrum When the maiden shouts for help it's definitely counter-productive
Break Away ZX Spectrum Once a bond pairing has been identified it is highlighted in black, then it is broken. This screen also shows the timer and the current / high scores
Break Away ZX Spectrum There's no splash screen. The game loads and is ready to play immediately
Break Away ZX Spectrum End of level message that's displayed for less than a second

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piltdown_man (151592) added Break Away (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2010