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Red Alert

DOS - 1996

Alt name Red Alert: a Johnny Walker Production
Year 1996
Platform DOS
Released in Australia
Genre Adventure
Theme Graphic Adventure, Interactive Fiction with Graphics, Promotional, Puzzle elements, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher United Distillers Pty Ltd
Developer Brad Hinchliffe
5 / 5 - 1 vote

Description of Red Alert

A very rare promotional game for Johnnie Walker's Scotch Whisky released in 1996, I'll quote Benjamin who contributed this gem:

I have a copy of an obscure game called Johnnie Walker’s Red Alert from 1996 that I would love to share - yet I cannot find anything about it online!

My dad was a fan of Star Trek point and click adventure games of the 1990s and this one is similar – it was released on floppy disk bundled with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label whiskey as a promotion of sorts.

You play a crewman who wakes from sleep aboard a spacecraft; the captain is dead and a bomb is set to blow in 90 minutes. Your challenge is a series of puzzles navigating the ship’s computer to try to defuse the bomb for a chance to win real prize money (at the time!).

I have a soft copy of the game, along with two photos of the front and rear cardboard case and the whisky barcode number password that is required to begin the game. It all fits into a 2MB zip file and runs via an MS-DOS emulator such as DOS-Box.

You will need a code to play the game: 5000267014203.

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Comments and reviews

MADMIC 2023-11-10 0 point

Hi there what would this be worth nower days?

Matt 2023-06-24 0 point

This is amazing - had this as a kid and never finished it.

Been searching on and off for decades and the complete lack of any trace of it made me think I was completely imagining its' existence!

jwhunter 2023-02-12 0 point

Holy sh$&, I've been looking for a copy of this game for literally decades!

Chris 2022-08-23 0 point

I had this game. No idea when my parents bought JW but I had it on the old square boxy dos based computer

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