Game Classification

Escape from Colditz Digital Magic Software Ltd., Digital Magic Software Ltd., 1991  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Licensed title


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Loosely based around the Gibson Games board-game, you are in control of a team of 4 POWs ? a Brit, a Frenchman, an American and a Pole) and must guide them all to what many attempted and few achieved ? escape from the notorious Nazi POW camp. You control each of the 4 men separately, each of them starting within their own quarters on different floors of the camp, and can always switch between them.

The gameplay has a similar feel to isometric-view Spectrum games, notably The Great Escape and Head Over Heels. Collecting and using objects is a significant part of your task ? lock-picks for the low-security doors, keys for the more secure ones, German uniforms to allow you to move around freely, and shovels to dig for freedom. You must avoid entering forbidden areas ? do this and you will be placed in solitary confinement and have your equipment confiscated ? if you attempt to run from the guards in such areas they will shoot at you. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Amiga