Colditz (LVL) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #63

A nice extra here is a sheet explaining how to run this program with a 0.10 Operating System. The loading instructions are very clear and a 16-page booklet is included.

As you may have guessed, Colditz involves you escaping from the German POW camp. The screen displays a map of the level you are on. Using the cursor keys, you can move around searching for escape routes and equipment.

A door which is normally closed has a German guard outside. If you show him your pass, you may enter. Other doors need keys.

There are eight escape routes, the most obvious being through the drains. When you have collected five essentials (e.g. compass) you can escape. However, trying to leave the prison with the wrong equipment leaves you with 30 days in the cooler. This is equivalent to a new start.

Of course it's not that easy. Occasionally, an appel is called, and if you are caught for not appearing or you arrive with escape equipment you're in the cooler.

Two word commands are used and they can't be abbreviated: a lot of typing.


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