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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) The gamer takes the role of a secret agent attempting to stop evil genius Professor Elvin Atombender who has been tampering with National Security Computers. Players must penetrate Atombender's base, attempting to recover parts of the system password(Currently available in the UK/EU only) The gamer takes the role of a secret agent attempting to stop evil genius Professor Elvin Atombender who has been tampering with National Security Computers. Players must penetrate Atombender's base, attempting to recover parts of the system password whilst avoiding deadly robots in a race against time. Whilst the game has been re-written from the ground up and features new graphics, 3D objects, new Sound Effects and Music, the gameplay remains loyal with the game layout changing for every new game. There are now three main characters to choose from plus a brand new tutorial mode. The player can now chose from three game modes, new, original and for the purist; a hybrid mode with the original gameplay using the updated graphics. Expand
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  1. In the shadow of this missed opportunity, Impossible Mission is just a tease.
  2. This Impossible Mission remake won't set the scene alight as it did during the '80s but it's a solid, faithful rendition of a cherished old classic.
  3. 70
    Despite its quality it won't set the world on fire like it did back in the Eighties, but it's a poignant and subtle reminder of how games used to be written and how wonderfully brilliant games back then could be.
  4. Another pop-culture museum piece gets the time-warp treatment, this time the apparently ageless Impossible Mission.
  5. 55
    Even with the knowledge of that bug, I really wasn't all that hot for the Impossible Mission design. I love reliving old-school designs, but in the case of the Nintendo DS version it should have been one of several games instead of a headlining solo outing.
  6. Our relationship with IM is similar to the one we have with our grandparents - kudos for giving us life, but pardon us if we don't want to play with them. [Sept 2007, p.70]
  7. 50
    Not particularly sure why this game is valued at AU$49, since it is such a simplified game that barely holds any substance compared to newer and similarly priced games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. TheKnyte
    Jan 23, 2008
    9
    An almost perfect port and retexture of the Commodore 64 classic. The downsides: A couple of bugs, and the lowering of the difficulty level. An almost perfect port and retexture of the Commodore 64 classic. The downsides: A couple of bugs, and the lowering of the difficulty level. A great game, and don't listen to the whiny kids who never knew the fun of playing C64 games! Expand
  2. Dan
    Jul 1, 2007
    9
    Impossible Mission was my favorite game for the commodore 64. It's slightly harder than the c64 version. I was dissappointed at the end. Impossible Mission was my favorite game for the commodore 64. It's slightly harder than the c64 version. I was dissappointed at the end. Instead of the c64 version, you get a small silent film of you stopping missles from going off. I was hoping for the same ending as the c64 version. Still, I highly recommend it if you're a fan of the c64 version. Expand
  3. DerekZ.
    Aug 4, 2007
    1
    Graphics made out of stick men.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jan 16, 2008
    1
    Played it for about 10 seconds, and then well, quit. The graphics are really bad.. and I couldn't get the hang of it very well. Maybe if Played it for about 10 seconds, and then well, quit. The graphics are really bad.. and I couldn't get the hang of it very well. Maybe if you've played the original and enjoyed it, you would like it. (I never did..) Expand