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The Sentinel

Available Platforms: Commodore 64, Amiga - Alias: The Sentry

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 BB...

Year1986
GenrePuzzler
Rating4

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PublisherFirebird
DeveloperGeoff Crammond
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated18 February 2021

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 running on home computers. Although the speed on 8-bit platforms was not exciting, the game was still amazing and a great example of what could be achieved on platforms like the Commodore 64. Some people define The Sentinel as the first "virtual reality game".

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

Use the keyboard to play. You can find the instructions here.

See Also: Legendary Game Designers: Geoff Crammond

Review by: Manu
Published: 24 December 2016 4:14 pm

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Download The Sentinel - Amiga Version

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Amiga version 1.01 - Language: English - Size: 7.25 Mb

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Amiga version 1.01 - Language: English - Size: 7.81 Mb

Download The Sentinel - Commodore 64 Version

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Commodore 64 version 1.2 - Language: English - Size: 6.14 Mb

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Commodore 64 version 1.1 - Language: English - Size: 6.16 Mb

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Latest Comments

  • Mike Price - 2019-08-14 - Reply

    Just 0 for the first level

  • Steve Gordon - 2018-04-17 - Reply

    Hi it asks for the secret code to start the game, do you know what it is?

  • Henry Blake - 2017-05-25 - Reply

    Plays great, Thanks! TAP format is no problem as VICE's Alt-W warp mode makes for a quick load time. Super neato experience playing this C64 classic. Cheers!

  • Manu - 2017-05-24 - Reply

    We had to change from the Nib file to the TAP format but now it works. Package also includes the new version of VICE (3.1) and some instructions. Just download it again and enjoy!