Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade Platform Game
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: CORPORATE CLIMBER, Dynabyte, £7.95
Compilation Release(s) : 1986: SUPERSELLERS: THE DYNABYTE COLLECTION, Dynabyte, £9.95
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+, Master 128
Supplier : DYNABYTE, Unit F3 Railway Triangle, Farlington, HANTS
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
This fast action game is only for the most keen minded of entrepreneurs. Caught in the capitalistic pursuit of corporate expansion, your ambition is to obtain the ultimate accolade - the key to the executive washroom!
The program is in three parts.
The object of the game is to walk the corridor avoiding the taxmen in the lifts and collecting various items on the way. At the end of each corridor, you are moved up to the next level. Too long a delay on a particular level will result in increasing blood pressure and should be avoided. Difficulty levels may be chosen from the options page.
Instructions' Source : CORPORATE CLIMBER (Dynabyte) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
CORPORATE CLIMBER takes you into the cut and thrust world of business. Here you start as a lowly tea boy and propel yourself along various levels gaining promotion at the end of each unit until you earn the ultimate accolade - the key to the executive washroom!
Your screen displays a cross section of an office block. You start at the bottom (of course) and work your way across each level, avoiding the taxmen on the way. The executive washroom is on the roof and it's here where you must end up.
As in real business, there are pitfalls - this time in the shape of taxmen whizzing up and down in the lifts. An encounter with one of these fellows sets you back to the beginning of the level you happen to be on at the time.
As all this is going on your bonus, displayed at the top of the screen, is quickly ticking away and when it reaches zero, up goes your blood pressure until you have a heart attack and snuff it. All good clean fun, plenty of colour and good sharp graphics.
There are three levels of skill - easy, suicidal and impossible. And they mean what they say! You also have a choice of sound on or off to preserve your sanity!
Adam Young, ELECTRON USER 2. 1