Abandonware DOS title

The Third Courier

The Third Courier is an abandoned adventure game designed by Carol Manley, Ivan Manley, developed by Manley Associates and released by Accolade in 1989. The Third Courier runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST. Download the game here.

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The Third Courier reviews

Zero Magazine Issue 03 (1990) - "Three couriers carrying secret NATO documents have gone missing and using your skill and judgement, not to mention about 300,000,000 onscreen menus, you must find them and blow them away.
The story is like a movie, with the sprocket holes down the side of the screen in case you don't think the graphics are 'movie' enough. It's really a role-playing adventure game with pictures and the EGA graphics are not half bad. Movement around your world is governed by keys, N for north, S for south etc. and your attributes such as Intelligence, Strength, Intuition, Knowledge and Health are on screen at all times so you can see how you're doing. Your attributes alter as you gain experience so for example, your Intelligence grows when you solve problems and your Strength increases when you win combat rounds.
So, smart (if small) graphics, hard problems and a good feeling of atmosphere. Yes, the music is horrible but what can you expect from buzzer? Right now you've read this you must eat it. Want me to pass the salt?"

Computer Gaming World issue 70 (1990): "In closing, The Third Courier should have been the sophisticated rock and rolling superspy story that it wants to be (indeed, its fiction is strong and its puzzles are tricky). Instead, its mechanics make it awkward and slow. It is recommended only for superspies who cannot wait for the next Robert Ludlum novel and garners who don't mind "fudging" with the system in order to have a reasonable chance at succeeding in the game."

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Additional info about The Third Courier

Input: joystick, keyboard, mouse

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST

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