The Sentinel (Commodore 64)

The Sentinel (The Sentry in the U.S.) is one of the first games of the famous designer and coder Geoff Crammond, the author of the Grand Prix series. Developed initially for the BBC Micro, it was rele...

AliasThe Sentry
Year1986
GenrePuzzler
Rating4 (4)10
PublisherFirebird Software
DeveloperGeoff Crammond
Updated17 December 2016
TAGSpuzzle-solving real-time

Game Review

The Sentinel (The Sentry in the U.S.) is one of the first games of the famous designer and coder Geoff Crammond, the author of the Grand Prix series. Developed initially for the BBC Micro, it was released by Firebird in 1986 for Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga and PC.

It's one of the first examples of solid 3D polygon-based graphics on home computers. Despite the speed on 8bit platforms was not exciting, the game was still amazing and it was a great example of what could be achieved on platforms like the Commodore 64. Some people define The Sentinel the first "virtual reality game".

The Sentinel was voted Best Original Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.



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