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Impossible Mission
By Epyx
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #97

This is one of the most addictive games I have seen in recent months.

Your mission as Agent 4125 is to save the world from Elvin, the mad scientist, who has threatened the world with nuclear annihilation. You must find the security code (hidden in the furniture) and reach the control centre whilst avoiding the robots which guard the underground laboratory.

An added aggravation is that the security code is in the form of torn-up computer punch cards. They have to be fitted together to give part of the password you require. You do have a pocket computer to help you.

The graphics in this game are very good, the agent's movements being reminiscent of the gymnasts in Summer Games. Every game is different, the subterranean layout chances, as does the behaviour of the robots. And for that added bonus there is a menacing voice urging the robots on. As yet I haven't finished this arcade-cum-adventure game. Maybe it is an Impossible Mission - or maybe I need to play again?