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- Hacker -

Back in the 80's computers were much simpler than today's Ghz machines and many people feared some kid would hack into a mainframe and cause a war or something. There was a movie made about that called wargames and in this game you are put into a similar situation where you log onto an unknown server and are put in control of what looks like a remote control robot.

Before you are given control of the robot you have to answer a few questions about it's parts and if you get them correct you will pass security. After you get the robot you quickly realize it is a vehicle that can travel all over the world using underground tunnels and you get a message that spies have taken pieces of a shredded document about the magma project. It is up to you to recover the pieces by buying them or by trading items for them. Agents in different cities will accept different items and you'll have to find out what they want in order to get the entire document back. You only start with a set amount of money so any extra items will have to be gained from someone who will accept hard cash.

This is easier than it sounds because the tunnels don't go from a straight line from one city to another and you'll have to find out the paths to travel yourself. You can only travel in a straight line so you cannot find out where the next turn is going until you get there. All the travelling and trading takes a lot of time and there is a time limit to completing the game so don't expect to complete the game in a single go.

Hacker is quite a unique game and apart from it's sequel there hasn't really been a game that involves hacking into other systems. It's this uniqueness that sets it apart because don't expect much from the graphics and sounds as they are below average at best. The only flaw is that much of the game is trial and error while you try to get the correct items for the different spies but other than that it's quite an enjoyable game.

Overal rating: 7.5/10

Erde Kaiser



This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:
Apple Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with the ActiveGSapp R4.
Atari ST Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with Steem v3.2.
This has the best graphics of the lot but that doesn't really mean much, they're still pretty simple.
C64 Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
DOS Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS and Win2k PC.
Works ok under windows systems.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with emuZwin v2.5.
You have to choose the control method (mouse, keyboard, joystick) during the logon sequence, there will be a line saying press x for a certain input.
Others This version is not available.
Amiga released in 1985.

Date added Apr-12-2005 19:25
Name Hacker
Developer Activision
Publisher Activision
First released 1985
Genre Adventure
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Download Apple, filesize: 55 Kb
Atari ST, filesize: 99 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 32 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 72 Kb
ZX Spectrum, filesize: 22 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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