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+
Updated2 March 2020
TAGS3d bbc micro first-person polygons puzzle-solving real-time virtual world

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.

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

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


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Download The Sentinel - Commodore 64 Version

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

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


Download The Sentinel - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.01 - Language: English - Size: 7.26 Mb

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


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Latest Comments

Manu - 2020-04-25

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!

Mike Price - 2019-08-14

Just 0 for the first level

Steve Gordon - 2018-04-17

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

Henry Blake - 2017-05-25

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!

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