Renegade III

As the name strongly suggests, this is the third in the series of fighting games, with Renegade and target renegade before it, published on Ocean's sister label Imagine.

The first two games are considered two of the Spectrum's finest games, especially within the fighting genre, and while one of the criticisms of both games were their ease of completion, it was to be the undoing of this third game that it was made ridiculously hard.

While the other games are set in the gritty streets, this one takes the hero on a time travelling adventure, he starts off in prehistoric times, moving on to an Egyptian one, at least if the player can get there, the game is horrendously difficult, with too many enemies trying to get at you at once, with less moves at your disposal than in the other titles, the game soon gets very dull, and is simply not as engaging as before, fighting dinosaurs shoul have been more fun, but was not.

The game interestingly scored very highly in magazines of the day, Crash gave it one of their smash awards, and 91%, players were not nearly as forgiving, and today the game has an average score on the World of Spectrum website of just 3.96 out of ten.

 It is one of the best looking games on the machine, and the music is great also, if the game had matched those it would have been a classic!    



Platform : ZX Spectrum
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Imagine
Author(s) : Andrew P. Deakin, Ivan Horn, Jonathan Dunn
Date : 1989

Other Software by Imagine:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Green Beret Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Arcadia Imagine Dragon 32 Cassette Unknown
Army Moves imagine MSX Cassette Unknown
Dragonninja Imagine Cassette Unknown
Renegade III Imagine Cassette Unknown
Renegade imagine Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Salamander konami/imagine Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Mega Vault Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Wacky Waiters Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Frantic Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Arcadia Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Arcadia Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1982
Arcadia Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1982
Catcha Snatcha Imagine Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1 Jan 1982
B.C.Bill Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Molar Maul Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Jumping Jack Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Stronkers Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Leggit Imagine Dragon 32 Cassette 1983
Zzoom Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Pedro Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1983
Ah Diddums Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Leggit! imagine Atari 8 Bit Cassette 1983
Alchemist Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Arcadia 64 Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1983
Stonkers Imagine Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1983
Zip Zap Imagine Software Limited ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
Bewitched Imagine Commodore Vic 20 1983
Wizardore Imagine BBC Micro Cassette 1984
Cosmic Cruiser Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1984
B.C. Bill Imagine Dragon 32 Cassette 1984
Cosmic Cruiser Imagine Dragon 32 Cassette 1984
B.C. Bill Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1984
Pedro Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1984
Cosmic Cruiser Imagine Software Ltd. Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine Software Limited Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1984
World Series Baseball Imagine Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1984
MOVIE Imagine Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1984
Pedro Imagine Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1984
Cosmic Cruser Imagine Commodore 64 cassette 1984
World Series Baseball Imagine Amstrad CPC Cassette 1984
Pedro Imagine Dragon 32 Cassette 1984
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1984
Mikie Imagine BBC Micro Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25" Disk 1985
Ping Pong Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu The Hit Squad/Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1985
Mikie Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Imagine Acorn Electron Cassette 1985
Comic Bakery Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Cassette) Imagine BBC Micro Cassette 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Imagine Software Amstrad CPC464 3.0 Disk 1985
Terra Cresta Imagine Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1986
Konami Arcade Collection Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Green Beret Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Green Beret Imagine Commodore 64 cassette 1986
Konami's Coin-Op Hits Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1986
Konami's Coin Op Hits Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Yie Ar Kung-Fu II Imagine BBC Micro Cassette 1986
MagMax Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1986
Super Soccer Imagine Software Limited ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Slap Fight Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Konami's Coin-Op Hits Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1987
Army Moves Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Freddy Hardest Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Game Over Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
Basket Master Imagine Commodore 64 cassette 1987
Renegade Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1987
Army Moves Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1987
Freddy Hardest Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1987
Arkanoid Imagine Software Limited Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
Arkanoid Imagine Software Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1987
Freddy Hardest Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
Renegade Imagine Software Amstrad CPC464 Floppy disk 1987
Arkanoid Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1987
Renegade Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
Target Renegade Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
Wec Le Mans Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
Vindicators Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
WEC Le Mans Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
Game Over & Game Over II (Disk) Imagine Software Amstrad CPC464 3" Floppy Disk 1988
Elite Imagineer Nintendo NES Cartridge 1988
WEC Le Mans 24 Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 5.25Inch Disk 1988
Slap Fight Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
Target Renegade Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
Wec Le Mans Imagine Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
Dragon Ninja Imagine Amstrad CPC464 3.0 Disk 1988
The Vindicator Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
Taito Coin Op Hits Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
Typhoon Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
Arkanoid Revenge Of Doh Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
WEC Le Mans (+3) Imagine Software ZX Spectrum 3.0 Disk 1988
Renegade III Imagine ZX Spectrum Cassette 1989
Bad Dudes VS Dragonninja Imagine Atari ST 3.5" floppy disk 1989
Renegade III The Final Chapter Imagine Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1989
Populous Imagineer Nintendo Game Boy Cartridge 1992

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH9474. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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