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Aquanaut 471

Packaging for Sinclair QL Aquanaut 471 Reverse Inlay for Sinclair QL Aquanaut 471

Aquanaut 471 is a text adventure (with pictures for each location) produced by Microdeal for the Sinclair QL and is unusual in that not only does it include graphics for each of the locations, but when you get to certain points of the game, there is a mini-arcade game which you need to complete.

In this game, you play the role of Aquanaut 471, a member of the Oceanic Federation tasked with keeping the peace in the underwater world and are in charge of a submarine which has been sent to investigate what has happened at an underwater base. As you near the base, you can feel the effects of the explosion and need to investigate - get to the base before the air on your submarine runs out.

There are several mini arcade games which must be completed once you are at the underwater base, which, although fairly basic, add a different dimension to the game.

Advertised features include:

  • Full text and graphic adventure
  • 100+ graphic locations in full colour
  • 3 strategic arcade games
  • Realistic sound effects
  • Animated help from robot 'Huey'
  • Save load game feature
  • Single stroke entry of keywords

The program was also released on the Dragon 32/64 and the TRS-80 CoCo computers as Major Istar, Under the Doomed Sea.


Screenshot of Sinclair QL Aquanaut 471 by Microdeal
Title: Aquanaut 471
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: B J Chambless / C H Robertson Consultants
Publisher: Microdeal
Year of Publication: 1986
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and Compatibles
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at June 1985: Unknown
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: Unknown
Latest Version available from: RWAP Adventures website

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  • Last modified: 2018/05/12 15:20
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