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SPECTRUM [874]
AMSTRAD [811]
MSX [872]
Not Spanish
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Genre: Videoadventure
Type: Action
Distr.: Commercial
Price: C:£9.99/D:£14.99
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ORIGINAL IDEA (Idea original): Philippe AGRIPNIDIS.
SCENARIO (Escenario): Philippe AGRIPNIDIS, Pascal BUREL, Daniel CHARPY, Eric MOTTET, Najib EL MAADANI, Josiane GIRARD, Tuan DO CAO.
PROGRAMMING (Programadores): Daniel CHARPY, Pascal BUREL, Najib EL MAADANI, Tuan DO CAO, Philippe CAMPION.
MAIN GRAPHICS (Grandes gráficos): Didier CHANFRAY, Dominique GIROU.

Versiones AMSTRAD, SPECTRUM y MSX: NEW FRONTIER SOFTWARE.
PROGRAMMING (Programador): Isidro GILABERT.
GRAPHICS (Gráficos): Juan José FRUTOS y Alberto José GONZÁLEZ.
MUSIC (Música): Alberto José GONZÁLEZ.
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Hostages (Operation Jupiter in France), published originally in 1988, was another Infogrames hit converted to the z80 8 bits systems by the Spanish team New Frontier, two years later.

In the first part of the game, the player must bring three men into position so they can snipe the building. While doing so, the men must avoid the searchlights by diving for cover in doorways, windows and behind fences as well as rolling, crawling and running. If the player is caught in a searchlight, the sniper is gunned down.
The second part involves entering the building with the other three men. In some versions of the game, this section is linked to the first part. The player's men abseil down the side of the building to choose which room to enter from, while the snipers who were positioned earlier can be used to shoot the terrorists through the windows.
The building must then be searched, shooting the terrorists and finding the hostages in the process. In some versions of the game, hostages must be taken to a safe room.

The setting is so good, as good as the original at least, with good graphics, music and sound effects.
I didn't play the game at its time, and even not until now, but I can imagine it would have been an absorbent fun.
Ranking de versiones
Como era habitual, la versión MSX [8] es un port directo de la de Spectrum [8.5], de la que podríamos destacar sobre todo el colorido de la introducción y de la tercera fase.

La versión Amstrad CPC [8.5], por su parte y como no podía ser de otra forma, incorpora grandes dosis de color en todos sus niveles, algo más habitual que en la versión de Sinclair, dadas sus mayores prestaciones.



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Author: karnevi

Created: 2015-07-04

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