DOS - 1986
Description of Hacker
Even today, Activision's Hacker games remain two of the best espionage games ever made. The premise of Hacker 1 is novel: you accidentally stumble upon someone else's computer system and can't resist the temptation to hack it (the game even justifies its lack of instructions this way-- after all, no one will be there to help you if this actually happens).
In Hacker 2, you are employed by the government after impressing them with your hacking skills earlier. Gameplay involves... nah, you're on your own, remember? Rest assured these are great games though.
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Comments and reviews
MarkTheMorose 2021-11-05 0 point Amiga version
Update to my previous comment: I found a fixed version of Hacker for the Amiga, and the admins have replaced the broken version.
The fix was done by demo group Scoopex.
MarkTheMorose 2021-10-27 0 point Amiga version
'Lazy Eight' is correct: the Amiga version will not load. I have not been able to find any other image of the Amiga version than a 'bad' dump, so far. Other images attempt to load, the one from this site does not.
Lazy Eight 2020-04-14 0 point Amiga version
This game will NOT load in a read Amiga 500 or an emulator.
Mr Vampire 2019-02-08 2 points Commodore 64 version
Interesting game but extremely difficult because of the timer. The rumor back when I played this in the 80's was that when you beat this game it prints you either the document you have been collecting or maybe some sort of certificate of achievement. This is hinted at in the manual where it says to connect the printer as an optional part of the setup and installation. The manual also encouraged you to send the creators feedback and ask for hints for the game. (Don't know anyone that did).
Astcell 2018-11-13 0 point DOS version
I’ve played this game and got about 90% done when time always ran out on me. I collected all the paper strips except one. At that point I upgraded my PC from a 4.77 MHz to and 8 MHz and the game the never played properly after that.
Zack 2015-11-19 -1 point
This game was impossible to win. Even with help, the best was some near solution.
Hulsie 2015-05-02 0 point DOS version
I always like the concept of this but found the game far too difficult and not very enjoyable. I liked the sequel slightly better.
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