Subsunk

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Subsunk
Subsunk Cover.jpg
Publisher(s) Firebird Software
Designer(s) Peter Torrance, Colin Liddle
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1985
Genre(s) Text Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Tape

Subsunk is a text adventure game by Firebird released in 1985 for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home computers.

Plot[edit]

Ed Lines, reporter for the "Seafaring Gazette", is aboard the nuclear submarine Sealion for a routine patrol when the sub is attacked and disabled by a foreign power. The crew are taken into captivity and the sub scuttled - with the hidden journalist still aboard. He must alert headquarters with the news of what has happened and escape the doomed vessel.

Gameplay[edit]

The game was produced with The Quill and includes simple graphics.[1] The player must guide Ed Lines in his attempt to escape the stricken submarine; he must reach the telex room and issue the distress signal "SUBSUNK" to alert the authorities and bring assistance. Meanwhile, the wrecked submarine is filling with water...

It was followed by a sequel, Seabase Delta.

Reception[edit]

  • ZX Computing: "... a very enjoyable game, mainly because of its sense of humour"[2]
  • A 1992 Your Sinclair article described it as "possibly the worst of all the games that were around at the time."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subsunk Review", Sinclair User, August 1985 
  2. ^ "Subsunk Review", ZX Computing, November 1985 
  3. ^ "Adventure All-Time Greats", Your Sinclair, April 1992 

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