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President Is Missing, The
OCS
President Is Missing, The - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 1 review Manual Cheatcode 3 weblinks
Screenshot 4 boxscans 1 diskscan 2 miscshots 2 conversions Gamemap
Information
Year of the first release1988LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherCosmi - USA
MicroProse - Rest of the World
Number max of players1Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperUnknown
LanguageEnglish
ArtistsMusician : Barry Leitch (Baz Leitch; The Jackal)
Misc : Paul Norman
Language in manual
HardwareOCS
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installnoWHD information
HD installyesHD notesCopy the contents of the disk to your HD.
Genre
CategoryAdventure
SubcategoryAdventure - Text With Still Pics
Dimension2D
QuickmatchEndless game
ScrolltypeNone
ThemeCrime & Punishment - Detective
ThemeMystery / Thriller
Conversion hardwareAtari ST/E
Commodore C64/128
PC (DOS)
Tandy PC/IBM PCjr
Conversion notesBased on 1988 Cosmi C64/128 release.
Classic compilation
Relationship
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Rarity: Rare RareRareRare
Notes:   [1] Game concept by Paul Norman.

[2] Original game contents included a 30 minute audiotape containing the terrorist kidnappers' demands and other info. & clues necessary to solving the game, including news reports, recorded messages by the U.S. President and the French President while in captivity, intercepted telephone calls, an interview with the First Lady, and intercepts of morse code messages (see HERE).

Additionally, an anonymous note signed by "Saduj" (Judas in reverse) to players (who take on the role of the investigator assigned the task of solving the U.S. President's kidnapping) is also included.

[3] ***THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING (full release)*** is available for download HERE [Source: Amigaland].


TRIVIA: [1] THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING doesn't have a proper ending because players taking on the role of the investigator never actually "find" the U.S. President. Instead the game manual concludes by informing "victorious" players that they must write a report summarising all of the evidence and send it to the game publisher (i.e. Cosmi or MicroProse). In turn, the publisher would notify players as to whether they deduced the "correct" solution to the case.

Seemingly, neither game publisher ever shared the official solution to the game. This is much to the disappointment of game enthusiasts left in limbo, who have gathered info. toward a probable solution on this website HERE.

[2] THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING won the 1988 CES 'Most Innovative Software' award in Las Vegas [Source: Paul Norman, game designer].


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