Jack the Ripper (1987 video game)
Jack the Ripper is a text adventure game designed by St. Bride's School and released by CRL in 1987 for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum home computers. The game is based on the notorious "Jack the Ripper" murders of the 1880s.
|Jack the Ripper|
|Designer(s)||St. Bride's School, Jared Derrett|
|Platform(s)||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum|
The game is a standard text adventure with static graphics in some locations to set the scene.
As with the earlier CRL adventures Dracula and Frankenstein, the game was classified by the British Board of Film Classification, receiving an '18' certificate for its gory graphics. Because of this W. H. Smith refused to stock the game.
The first game ever to receive an "18" certificate. Very literate effort from St. Brides, with 'gore' added by CRL.
- BBFC rating of Jack the Ripper
- "Whodunwat", Sinclair User, December 1987
- "Jack the Ripper Review", Sinclair User, January 1988
- "Jack the Ripper Review", Computer & Video Games, January 1988
- Jack the Ripper at SpectrumComputing.co.uk