The object of Repton is to collect all the diamonds on each screen avoiding the falling rocks and lurking reptiles.
You have a limited amount of time in which to complete each screen.
There are twelve screens. Each requires you to solve a series of puzzles by determining your routes to collect the diamonds.
The object of Repton is to collect all the diamonds on each screen avoiding the falling rocks and lurking reptiles. You have a limited amount of time in which to complete each screen: the TIME indicator starts at 6,000 and decreases down to 0; you then lose a life.
There are twelve screens (denoted A to L). Basically, each screen requires you to solve a series of puzzles by determining your routes to collect the diamonds. A rock or an egg will fall if it is unsupported, and if a falling rock lands on you, it will kill you.
On screens A to H, a map is available for viewing. Only 1/16th of the full area covered by the map is shown on the main screen at any time. On screens I to L, there is no map available.
To view the map, press RETURN to return to the status screen and then press M.
Screen A is relatively easy to complete. After the screen has been completed, a password is given. Entering this password at the start of the game will then take you straight onto screen B. Likewise, passwords are given at the completion of all further screens.
From Screen B onwards, eggs, safes and keys are present. When an egg falls, it cracks upon landing and a reptile emerges. Contact with the reptile is fatal. In order to open the safes, the key must be located. When you pass over the key, all the safes open to reveal a diamond.
It is possible to complete each screen without losing a life.
Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Return to status screen (and stop timer)
ESCAPE - Kill Yourself (Useful if you become trapped!)
S/Q - Sound On/Off, D/W - Music On/Off (BBC Only)
R - Return to start of game
M - View Map (Screens A-H, Status Screen)
P - Enter Password (Start of game only)
Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
Disc: Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
A cheat for this game was included on the Cheat It Again Joe 1 compilation, released by Impact (Refer to the specific instructions on that compilation and match the cheat to the specific version. Note that emulated versions of the game may not work with this cheat).
A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).