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- Escape from Colditz -

Escape from Colditz is based on a board game by Gibson but since I have never played it I can't really tell in what way the game differs. You control four pow's (prisoner of war) who are imprisoned in a Nazi prison and you must try to escape. Each of the four prisoners has a different nationality (English, American, French and Polish) and this allows you to visit different parts of the building without arousing suspicion from the guards. That means that if one of your guys is thrown in solitary or even killed it will make the game harder if not impossible to complete.

You'll have to find lockpicks and keys to open doors that are locked. Most of the time this means that you open the less secure doors with easy to find lockpicks and the rooms behind them will often reveal keys that lead to more secure areas containing other items like guard uniforms and shovels. This sounds easier than it really is because not only are the hallways laid out like a maze but there are guards patrolling the building as well and if you get caught all of your items will be confiscated and you'll be thrown in solitary for a while so you can't move. You can't take out the guards so the only option is to remain stealthty or as a last resort run like crazy and hope they'll lose you.

The game uses a isometric view and you can control one of the prisoners at a time using the F1-F4 buttons or you can view them all at once with the F5 button. You can alternate between walking and running with the space bar and when walking you casually put your hands in your pockets, you can almost hear the guy whistling :) Picking up and dropping items is done with the up/down arrow keys and the left/right arrows switch between items. The graphics and sound are nothing spectacular and most of the rooms look exactly alike with only basic doors and bland walls, remember you are a prisoner though so the building is supposed to look like that. This actually makes the game even more difficult so I suggest you make a map of the place so you won't get lost. I played this game plenty of times before and I was never really able to get very far because you're supposed to be stealthty and not run around collecting stuff as fast as possible which will get you killed or captured in no time. Still I kept coming back for more so the game does have it's attractions and if you fancy escaping from prison you can give this game a try.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for one system here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.

Date added Jan-19-2005 19:58
Name Escape from Colditz
Developer Digital magic
Publisher Digital magic
First released 1990
Genre Adventure
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Download Commodore Amiga, filesize: 446 Kb
Manual Download manual , filesize: 3 Kb
This is the same as the text manual.
Solve / Docs No solve available
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