Repton is a excellent game for the BBC
It has quite a following and is one of my all time favourite games
|A description of the game
|Various bits of the games
|Thanks to Rich Hall for some of these cover scans
|Flyers and Catalogue
|Thanks to Steve Hanson for these things
|Passwords for Repton 1 and 3
|Repton 1 and 3 Maps
|In game maps for Reptons 1, and 3
|When Repton stands still for a few moments, he starts to look to the left and right. These are animations of some Reptons doing this
|Solutions and Maps
|Thanks to Impact Games Club: Repton
2 Handdrawn maps and info
This is a screenshot mapset for Repton 2 with linked transporters.
Thanks to Darren Salt for the pictures.
|Repton Themes in MP3
|Repton 1. Repton 2. Repton 3 intro. Repton 3
|For mobile phones
|Repton on other Platforms
|Other versions of the game
|Odds and ends
|Repton 1 AVI 13.6 megabytes
Repton 2 AVI 6.1 megabytes
Repton 3 AVI 5.3 megabytes
Repton 3 ToPD2 AVI 14.3 megabytes
|Download videos in AVI. Repton 1 the first screen played through from beginning to end. It had been a few years since I played this, so Repton is bumbling around a bit. Repton 2, just a few moments from the start, including the advert for SPEECH! in the boot up. Repton 3, a short section from the start.. Finally, a new addition, a video of one of my sets of screens 'ToPD2' from CJR02 it has an Ambulance type theme.
|Free Screens for Repton 3. Download of a disc image.
|Maps and hints for Repton Infinity. Zipped download. Thanks to Hugh Robinson and Dave Moore of STH for this
Repton, written by Tim Tyler is a 2 dimentional multi directional scrolling strategy game. The player has to solve puzzles in order to complete each level.
The objectives in the Reptons are different in each game. In Repton 1 you must collect all the diamonds to complete the level. In Repton 2, you must collect all the puzzle pieces. In Repton 3 you must collect all the diamonds and diffuse the timebomb on each level. In Repton 1 and 3, on completion of a level, a password is revealed to access this level directly at a later stage.
In Repton 3, to complete the game fully, you must play from start to end without losing a life, kill all the monsters and collect the crown on each and every level. However, it is possible to finish the game without accomplishing these things, but the final message on game completion suggests you try again to make a perfect run.
There are rocks that can be pushed around that fall if not supported underneath or are standing on the edge of a slope. You can only push a rock that is not resting against something and to push a rock you must have a space to stand in to push it, this becomes very apparent in some of the puzzles which can fry your brains trying to work out which rock to push where in what order.
Earth is all over the place. This disappears when you walk over it. It supports rocks and eggs until removed
There are eggs that behave in the same way as rocks but if they fall, they crack and a monster hatches out. The monster will chase after you and kill you. You must kill it first by pushing or dropping a rock or another egg onto it. Of course, if you drop another egg on to it, the other egg will then hatch! The monster will always come more or less straight for you, so if there is a rock or wall in the way, it will be stopped by it
In Repton 2 and 3 There are cages that you must catch a 'spirit' in which then turn into diamonds. The spirits follow a left hand wall. Sometimes you have to push rocks about and pile them up to guide spirits into cages. If a spirit touches you, you die. It is possible to confuse a spirit and make it spin around in one spot permanently if you remove the wall it was following as it passes over it. If you place an object in its path again, it will continue on its journey around the level.
There are safes that turn into diamonds when you walk over a key elsewhere on the level. If there are many safes on a level, they all turn into diamonds when you walk over one key. Sometimes there is more than one key on a level. Safes and cages support eggs and rocks until unlocked. Beware!
There are skulls that kill you if you walk over them and meteors that fall on you if you go on to the surface in repton 2. Repton 3 has deadly fungus which slowly grows and will fill the level unless stopped by an object such as a rock or wall. If you walk on to fungus, or if it grows on to you as you pass it, you die
In Repton 2 you must collect puzzle pieces to complete a phrase on the main screen. The game is finished when you collect the last puzzle piece which is the special character on the first screen
In Repton 1 and 3 there is a time limit. When this expires you are dead. You can add to your time by collecting the special items sometimes in the level
In Repton 2 and 3 there are transporters that carry you from one place to another. They can be used only once and disappear after use. In Repton 2, the transporters carry you between screens. Repton 2 can be looked upon as having only one level but with 18 screens, the transporters carry you between screens. This is why there are no passwords for Repton 2
Repton 3 has improved, redefined characters. It comes with its own level designer and there are several sets of commercial and Public Domain screens for it. These are the commercial ones:
Repton 3 original
The Life of Repton
Repton Around the World in 40 Screens
Repton Thru Time
The last BBC Repton is Repton Infinity. Repton Infinity was a totally customizable game. The player could change not only the look of an object, but also how the objects work
Repton 4 was brought out for the Archimedes only
This is how Repton has appeared in various Repton games:
Topd 2 3
|Repton approaches an egg sat on some diamonds
|Repton has just pushed the egg off the diamonds, the egg falls
|An egg cracks open
|Out hatches a monster
|Repton is about to collect a key (to the right) and open the safes
|Repton approaches a transporter. Note the skulls and meteors falling from above on the surface
|Repton approaches a puzzle piece
|Repton has pushed a rock up against a safe and is being approached by a spirit
|A spirit just about to enter a cage
|An egg stood on some earth
|Repton digs the earth, the egg fall and cracks
|Out hatches a monster
|Repton 3 has a lot of redefinable graphics in it. This is taken from Repton Around The World, America
|The fungus grows!
|How to get the spirits into the cages?
|Safes and a key
Thanks to Steve Hanson for these
A PC Version of Repton. This runs a little fast if you are using a newer PC. It could maybe do with something to slow it down somehow. Any volunteers or suggestions?