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Hunt For Red October, The (Argus Press/Grandslam)
alias Hunt For Red October: The Book alias Hunt For Red October: The Original also known as Jagd Auf Roter Oktober
Hunt For Red October, The (Argus Press/Grandslam) - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 8 reviews 2 manuals Cheatcode 5 weblinks
4 screenshots 14 boxscans 7 diskscans 14 miscshots 4 conversions Gamemap
Year of the first release1987LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherArgus Press - Rest of Europe
Datasoft [IntelliCreations] - Rest of the World
Grandslam / Grand Slam - Rest of Europe
Software Toolworks, The - Rest of the World
Number max of players1Budget publisherUnique (Grandslam) - Worldwide
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperOxford Digital Enterprises (ODE)
ArtistsCoder : Richard Horrocks (Champie)
Graphician : Jason Kingsley
Graphician : Richard L. Yapp (Rik Yapp)
Musician : David Whittaker
Misc : Pete Sleeman
Misc : Richard Horrocks (Champie)
Language in manualEnglish
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeyes
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
Updated  2008-08-13 09:58:37
HD installnoHD notes
SubcategorySimulation - Uncategorised
OriginBook / Literature
QuickmatchTom Clancy
ThemeGovernment - Espionage
ThemeTransport - Submarine
ThemeWar - Cold War
Conversion hardwareAmstrad/Schneider CPC464/664/6128
Amstrad/Schneider PC1512/PC1640
Apple IIGS
Apple Macintosh (Classic)
Atari ST/E
Commodore C64/128
MSX 1/2
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128/+2/+3 – Timex TS2068/TC2068/TC2048
Tandy PC/IBM PCjr
Conversion notes

Simultaneous Amiga, Atari ST and PC/Tandy versions were initially released by Argus Press.
PC versions: CGA, EGA, Tandy, Amstrad PC

N.B. Unrelated to the NES/SNES/Game Boy game of the same name.

Classic compilationGrandslam Classics
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Rarity: One version is common, at least one other version is rare One version is common, at least one other version is rareOne version is common, at least one other version is rare

[1] Licensed game based on Tom Clancy's 1984 best-selling novel (and not the film), "The Hunt for Red October". A bonus copy of the novel was included with the U.S. release of the game by Software Toolworks/Datasoft (see HERE).

[2] Game design by Richard Horrocks; additional design by Pete Sleeman. Coding by Richard Horrocks. Graphics by Jason Kingsley; titlescreen by Richard Yapp. Music by Dave Whittaker of Icon Design (U.S. release only).

[3] Released in German as JAGD AUF ROTER OKTOBER.

[4] The U.S. releases of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Datasoft and Software Toolworks/Datasoft were licensed from Grandslam (UK). The first U.S. release by Datasoft came in early 1988, some months after the UK release in 1987.

[5] The U.S. version of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER contains some minor enhancements over the UK version, including music and the ability to select the difficulty level (easy/normal/difficult) for gameplay.

[6] Original release contents included a giant A2 game poster and a game Crew Badge (except last UK release by Grandslam and last U.S. release by Datasoft), as well as a Ship Recognition Chart.

[7] Game autoboots from floppy or, alternatively, may be launched from WB (UK releases only).

[8] Game supports full multitasking (memory permitting), savegames and a quit back to WB option.

[9] Distributed in Australia by Ozi Soft.

Known releases:

- Release 1.x (30-Oct-87) [UK]
- Release 1.x (11-Jan-88) [U.S. (Datasoft)]
- Release 1.8 (20-Apr-88) [U.S. (Software Toolworks/Datasoft)]

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER was Argus Press Software's one-and-only 16-bit game release prior to declaring bankrupty in 1987, but not before transferring software copyrights/licenses and company assets elsewhere ahead of time. In late 1987, ex-Argus Managing Director Stephen Hall formed Grandslam Entertainment out of the ashes of Argus and publication of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER was resumed by the new software house.

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