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- The third courier -

It is a time when the cold war is still very much alive and now three NATO couriers who were carrying vital defence components have gone missing. Two of them have already been found dead and the third one has gone missing after he was last seen in Berlin. You have been taken off your usual duties of surveillance and now you must try and find the third courier and recover the three missing defence pieces.

The third courier is an adventerur / rpg-game where you are a spy but don't expect things like you would in a James Bond movie. You won't get all kinds of gadgets from a special department and you will not have drinks with the bad guys. No you need to do what real spies have to do and that is to keep as low a profile as possible while trying to complete your mission. Most of the equipment you are going to need has to be arranged by yourself throughout the mission. Always remember that most of your mission takes place in communist East-Berlin so you'll have to act accordingly such as not having any weapons on you and ALWAYS showing ID to a policeoffiicer when he asks for it (you did remember to bring it did you).

You start the game by creating your agent first and you can select things like age and coverstory but you also have to answer some questions which determine your starting statistics. Once your agent is activated you arrive in your appartment and the computer and phone here are your only possible means of communication with your homebase. You get very little information en route so you have to log into your computer so that you can get information about possible suspects and people you are likely to interact with. After getting your equipment you are ready to find the missing courier and the components.

You'll have to walk the streets of Berlin and this is shown with a standard 3D view like most rpg's with the main view on the topright and below that is the information screen. Actions are represented by buttons on the lowerright of the screen. When you walk the streets you'll quickly realize each street looks as drab as the next so you'll have to read your map carefully (included in the faq/solve). On your mission you'll have to solve puzzles and occasionally get into firefights all of which will get you experience points and if you gain enough you will be promoted.

The third courier is an enjoyable game and altough I can't say that it is realistic or not it is definately more so than any James Bond movie. The presentation leaves a bit to be desired though as the graphics look mostly dull which is especially true of the streets. Still this shouldn't be an excuse to not play the game anyone looking for a adventure/rpg about spying should check this game out.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for three different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
This is basically the same as the DOS version.
DOS Released in 1989.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS and win2k PC.
It run ok on windows machines. Both in dos and windows however the mouse seems realy laggy and I have no idea why.
Others This version is not available.
Atari ST released in 1990

Date added Mar-11-2005 14:51
Name The third courier
Developer Synergistic software
Publisher Accolade
First released 1989
Genre Adventure
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Download Commodore Amiga, filesize: 539 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 431 Kb
Manual No manual available
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