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In the real world the good guys rarely win.

AN YOU COPE WITH CORRUPTION?

The City of London. Deals and chicanery, Porsches and profit, wild animals in handmade suits. And you. Outwardly, you're on the fast track to success. The partnership in the broking from came through today, along with new car, new office, new secretary...

But behind the glittering facade, what corruption lurks unseen?
Are you really a winner? Or are you a dead man? Because in the world of big money, there's nothing in between.

Corruption. It's new. It's different. It´s on everyone's mind. Because these people are rich. Vicious. And they run the country.

Corruption is written by Magnetic Scrolls, home of classics like The Pawn and The Guild of Thieves. It's a fast-paced thriller, a battle of wills like nothing else you've ever placed. Your only weapons are communication and information. There's nobody you can trust. And it isn't easy. But then, neither is life.

THE GAME OF POWER. PROFIT. DOUBLE-DEALING AND DECEIT.

ARE YOU RUTHLESS ENOUGH TO SURVIVE?

You're on the fast track. At last, a partnership in the firm. With perks...new car, new office, new secretary. This is the life.

Wakr up. Thias is the real world. The underworld. The city of London, where high-finance and low double deals are commonplace. Where drugs, gambling and big money talk. And you? You find yourself the victim of a frame-up...the chief suspect in an insider trading scandal. And to survive, you have to be as devious, if not more so, than the rest.

Power. Profit. Double-Dealing and Deceit. The name of the game is Corruption. Written by Magnetic Scrolls, the home of classics like The Pawn and The Guild of Thieves, it's a fast-paced thriller, a battle of wits and willslike nothing else you've played. With extraordinary graphics and an amazing vocabulary, it's illustrated interactive fiction at its best!

COMPELLING ADVENTURE tests your skills at manipulating characters and extracting information to solve the puzzle.

EXPANSIVE VOCABULARY lets you interact with over 15 characters in everyday language.

POWERFUL GRAPHICS reflecting the financial world and underworld of London.

Recommended for adult minds only.

Game facts
Released:
1988
Distributor:
Rainbird (Europe) / Firebird (US)
Story:
Rob Steggles, Hugh Steers
Graphics:
Alan Hunnisett, Richard Selby, Title picture: Duncan McLean
Programming:
Hugh Steers
Music:
John Molloy
Goodies:
Michael Bywater, Martin Atkinson, Damon Jones, Richard Cubison
Platforms:
Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple 2, Archimedes, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MS-Dos, Spectrum +3
Game box contents:
Tape "Derek Rogers, March 25th", Casino chip 500, Adventure Guide, Gameplay guide, Hint section, Guide to casino games, Personal organizer pages, Quickstart guide (US box only), Disk
Game box:
Rainbird/Firebird blue box for the European market ( 15.2 cm x 18.3 cm - 7.25" x 6" ) and a completly different white colored package for the US market (17.8 cm x 22.9 cm - 7" x 9")
Known game versions
1.09.
Atari ST
1.11.
Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple 2, C64, Macintosh, IBM PC, Spectrum +3
1.12.
Archimedes, Collection Vol. 1
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Amstrad PCW
Game box contents

Amiga

Atari ST

C64

Archimedes

Archimedes

IBM PC
Trivia
  • Corruption was voted "Best 8-Bit Adventure Game" in the 1989 Golden Joystick Award. It was also runner up in the 16-Bit category.
  • Time is the most important factor in this game. Magnetic Scrolls altered the game engine to count player actions as virtual minutes in the game. So there are situations in the game where you have only "one minute left" which means you can only enter one valid action, otherwise...
  • The german version of the game box came with a fully translated game manual.
  • In several magazines was reported that during development the game was named "Upon Westminster Bridge", but it is unclear if that was indeed the case.
Downloads - Walkthroughs, Solutions, and more...

Official Secrets Solution Book ( Original scans provided by Mark Webb )

Organizer pages (PDF, provided by Andreas Scherrer)

Organizer pages - 'Fast Download'-Package

Solution

The original music score of Jinxter in DeliTracker custom format. To play use e.g. Deliplayer or UADE

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