I am sure that the four games which accompany Repton Infinity will provide hours of pleasure. However, I see it as more than just a game... and indeed as more than just a successor to Repton 3. Read Review
Repton Infinity - Featuring a Sophisticated Game Creator
The Repton series of games is the most successful set of software ever published for the BBC Micro and Electron; more than 120,000 Repton cassettes and discs have now been sold. Repton has been aptly described as "the thinking man's arcade game"...since it requires the use of clever strategy as well as pure arcade skill.
Repton Infinity is the ultimate Repton program. You can completely re-design all of the game characters and game screens. But more than this, you can now also create a wide variety of diversely different games by using a special game-creating language.
The four games provided give some indication of the versatility of this package:
Repton 3 - to show you the way,
Repton 4 - a new puzzling predicament for our hero,
Robbo - a crazy robot in a strange topsy-turvy world,
Trakker - with four animated opponents to petrify you.
Let your imagination run riot as you devise new games. Select your own sound effects and visual effects. Decide how many opponents you wish to have. Perhaps include a river inhabited by piranha-fish or a battlefield with daring commandos. Maybe design a timid adversary who runs away from you. How about some friendly creatures who will help you in some way?
You control the behaviour of the creatures...You determine the rules of the game...You create the whole scenario!
Repton 3 - Take 2
This is the game that is loaded at the start. The rules are very similar to Repton 3. The object is to get as many points as possible by collecting the Diamonds and Crowns.
Eggs crack when allowed to drop and, after a while, hatch out into Monsters. Squash these with Rocks to score more points.
Spirits follow the walls and must be guided into Cages whereupon they become Diamonds.
Safes can be opened by collecting a Key.
You may "teleport" to another part of the screen by walking into a Transporter but be warned - you may only use each Transporter once.
Rocks fall when unsupported and roll off any curved surfaces - avoid being squashed yourself.
Fungus is deadly and grows slowly when it has room to do so.
Collecting a crown
Killing a monster
Collecting a diamond
This game is the successor to Repton 3 and features many new objects and puzzles.
Collect the Jewels and Banknotes to score points.
Ghouls hatch out of Eggs when cracked and must be squashed with Rocks.
Spirits must be guided into Cages.
Fungus will grow when unattended.
Push three Magiblocks in a row to create three Jewels.
Drop rocks through Magic Wall(s) to create further Banknotes.
Use the transporters to travel to other parts of the screen or push items into transporters to send them elsewhere. Warning: Ghouls and Spirits will also teleport if they have the chance - so watch out!
Photocopiers will duplicate almost anything but may only be used once.
Collecting a banknote
Killing a ghoul
The two sets of Repton 4 screens are called "eG.Rep4A" and "eG.Rep4B".
You are Robbo, a highly intelligent tenth-generation robot. To test your logic circuits you have been placed in a "time-space puzzle vortex". If you fail to complete all the puzzles you will probably end up on the interstellar scrapheap with all the other old robots and broken coffee-machines.
To complete each puzzle screen simply collect as many flashing orbs as you can and solve other puzzles for bonus points. When you have scored enough a fanfare will be sounded and you can proceed to the next location.
Kettles are harmless but move right if they can.
"Things" can only move up.
A variety of puzzle objects may be moved around and, if pushed into a pipe, will be whisked along briskly.
Use the Lawnmower to cut the Grass - but don't stand underneath or you'll experience a rather nasty haircut.
Repair the Computer with the Spanner and collect the Disc as a reward.
Activate the Toilet with the RETURN key - place a Disc at the top and you'll be able to flush out a (useless (?)) fish.
Leave the Light bulb on top of the Power-Station for an illuminating experience.
Use RETURN to activate the Cola Machine but remember to keep your Cans cool in the Fridge.
Transform your Portable Phone with the Machine and use the Transporters to teleport yourself or other objects.
Illuminating a Light Bulb
Flushing a Disc away
Collecting an Orb
Putting a Can into a Fridge
Mowing a section of Grass
The two sets of Robbo screens are called "eG.RobboA" and "eG.RobboB".
As a driver for "J.A.F.F.A." - the Jagga Annihilation and Fruit Flinging Associates" your responsibility is to dispose of all the Hideous Jaggas and other pests that have invaded the land. To assist your task you have been supplied with the latest thing in bulldozers, numerous sticks of dynamite (with detonators) and some top-of-the-range Killafruit! Using these formidable weapons and your own ingenuity you must clear each screen of "nasties" before proceeding to the next.
To use the dynamite guide Kevin, your associate, to the sticks you want to set off. Drive back over a detonator and press RETURN. Each detonator can only be pressed once. Hideous Jaggas may be squashed with tomatoes but note: the only sure way of getting them is from behind. Pushing a banana at a Hideous Jagga will turn it into a Tubular Spider. These may only be squashed with bananas and it is only safe to do so from behind. Use the roadsigns to put an end to the evil Oggles. You must get them from the side though, or they may eat the roadsigns you push at them. Watch out for Repton - he's very angry that you've taken over his game! Trap him so he can't move and he'll fade away. The OOFs (Overnight Oscitant Facilities) may be pushed about to help in this task. Use the telephone boxes to transport some objects to other parts of the screen.
Killing a Tubular Spider
Killing a Hideous Jagga
Trapping a Repton
Squashing an Oggle
The two sets of Trakker screens are called "eG.TrakA" and "eG.TrakB".
Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Action
M - Display map, CAPS LK/FUNC - End level, Cursor Keys - Scroll screen
O/S - Sound Off/On, P/DELETE - Pause/Resume
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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dave_e, an authority on collecting games for the BBC B/B+/Master 128, says:
The Repton series of games were very popular on the BBC micro, but haven't
attracted a cult following. Repton Infinity,
the last in the official series (if you ignore
Repton: The Lost Realms) is rather like
the marmite of the Repton series. Either you love it or you hate it. The
real problem is that the sophisticated game engine which is included, and
which is fully customisable to your own ends, makes the games included
very different from those that went before.
While there's no doubting Repton Infinity
is a great package, and in its large video-style case it's definitely
appropriately presented, rather incredibly it does still change hands for
pennies rather than pounds.
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