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Old 06 June 2006, 11:35   #1
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C64 Great Escape

Something just sprung into my mind while i was giving birth on the kings throne, and that is the game the Great Escape on the C64. Ive always wondered in this game whether or not i actually finished it?

When i actually made it through the prison gates all those years ago on the game, i got shot and that was it!. game over!. i could never quite figure out if thats how the game was supposed to be when you completed it or whether you could actually survive the escape?.

Sorry for asking this on an Amiga forum, but most of us who went to the Amiga came from either the C64, Amstrad or Spectrum, so are you guys familiar with this ?..

( BTW. did anyone also finish Fairlight on the C64?. thats another one that had me stumped completely!! )

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Old 06 June 2006, 13:43   #2
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Old 09 June 2006, 02:02   #3
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Yes you can survive the escape

http://myweb.absa.co.za/luisdm/greates.html

Look at those screens
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I played the specturm version of this great game. I think I had the papers and everything I needed but I was always recaptured due to lack of papers. As I remember you needed to escape with 2 items and needed the wire cutters to get outside the gates. I always prefered Where Time Stood Still on the spectrum 128k, I spent weeks finishing that. You could only ever finish it with 1 character though.
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Old 09 June 2006, 07:25   #5
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Yes you can survive the escape

http://myweb.absa.co.za/luisdm/greates.html

Look at those screens
Wow, i didnt know there we so many endings!.. after all these years i just put it down to being a sad ending by being shot, bu you actually "could" finish it!..

Cheers Smiley.. my almost 20 years of wondering are over!..
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Old 28 June 2006, 01:20   #6
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i was very VERY close to finish the spectrum version, but didn't have my papers with me when i toddled out the gates .....

blimey, this was flipping years ago, maybe TWO DECADES, and i can still remember it

i'm so sodding old
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I played the specturm version of this great game. I think I had the papers and everything I needed but I was always recaptured due to lack of papers. As I remember you needed to escape with 2 items and needed the wire cutters to get outside the gates. I always prefered Where Time Stood Still on the spectrum 128k, I spent weeks finishing that. You could only ever finish it with 1 character though.
yeah me to i got out kept getting brought back
i tried for years it would be quicker just doing my time and waiting for the war to end
i never got out of colditz either
me and my sis used to play em

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i seem to remember doing a successful escape on the speccy version.

as i recall the trick was to leave the papers and whatever else you needed at the last stage (passport? i forget) close to the exit before actaully doing your break out, so you could drop the wirecutters / torch etc, grab your stuff and escape without recapture

i think i actually didi it emulating it on ZXAM.... damn it -was- a long time ago!

I tried to progress up to COlditz on the miggy, but that game was just too big! (so many locked doors leading to nothing!)
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