Instructions for

City Slicker

Hewson, 1986

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston

Aim of the game

Abru Cadabbra has planted a bomb under the Houses of Parliament, just like Guy Fawkes. You, as the aforementioned City Slicker, have the task of finding the device and defusing it.

Game play

The game starts with the clock set at eight in the morning, with the bomb set to go off at midnight. Before you defuse it though, you must find the parts of the Bomb Disposal Unit or BDU. When you find a piece of it, you must return to your hideout under the Houses of Parliament and deposit it there. As well as the BDU parts, there are also various other useful objects lying around for you to collect. You must also avoid the marauding characters - from Beefeaters to bottle-throwing skinheads, they are all out to harass you. They can open doors, throw objects, steal objects and generally get in your way. Each time you contact one of them you lose energy, meaning that you cannot jump as high or as far as before. Falling from a great height also loses you energy. This can, however, be regained by eating food that you come across. You also have three pep pills to give you energy; if you are desperate, you can take one of these pills to keep you going. Abru Cadabbra himself is also roaming around looking for you, and trying to catch you. If he succeeds in this he will kill you and the bomb will detonate; an alarm sounds when he is about to enter your current room.


"Not Hewson's best."


65% (CRASH #35, December 1986)


Rather simple graphics and very average gameplay.


Left		} Alternate top
Right		}   row keys
Jump		- Z to M, SPACE
Pick up		- H to L
Drop		- S to G
Pause on/off	- A
Sound on/off	- ENTER
Quit		- BREAK

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