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Impossible Mission

Average Rating: 7.03/10
Video Game Rank: 1508
Atari 7800 Rank: 1
Commodore 64 Rank: 48
NES Rank: 53
PSP Rank: 104
PlayStation 2 Rank: 215
SEGA Master System Rank: 13
Wii Rank: 172
Nintendo DS Rank: 44
ZX Spectrum Rank: 27
Apple II Rank: 20
BBC Micro Rank: 6
Amstrad CPC Rank: 22
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Impossible Mission
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Release Date
1984-00-00
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Impossible Mission
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European DS release
Rel Date: 2007-11-15
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
Nintendo DS
Developer: System 3
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: PEGI: 3+
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Impossible Mission
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European PS2 release
Rel Date: 2007-08-31
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
PlayStation 2
Developer: System 3
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: PEGI: 3+
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Impossible Mission
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European PSP release
Rel Date: 2007-08-21
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
PSP
Developer: System 3
Media: UMD
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Rating: PEGI: 3+
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Impossible Mission
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European Wii release
Rel Date: 2007-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
Wii
Developer: System 3
Media: DVD
Region: 
Rating: PEGI: 3+
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Impossible Mission
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Rel Date: 2007-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
Wii
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Rating: ESRB: E
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Impossible Mission
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EU Master System release
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd
SEGA Master System
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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US Atari 7800 edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 7800
Developer: Man Development Corp
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Impossible Mission
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Amstrad CPC release
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
Amstrad CPC
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Impossible Mission
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BBC Micro release
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
BBC Micro
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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ZX Spectrum release
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
ZX Spectrum
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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User summary (Details from Wikipedia):

A flick-screen platform action game originally for the Commodore 64, later ported to several other platforms, Impossible Mission was a game about running from room to room, jumping over and avoiding deadly robots, while searching the stationary objects in each room for puzzle pieces, which are randomly distributed throughout the game each time the game is started and, if flipped correctly, can be pieced together. With the completed puzzle, the player can win the game. The game had to be completed in 6 hours and each time the player died, 10 minutes were deducted from the playing time.

It was sequelled by Impossible Mission II (multiple) and Impossible Mission 2025 (Amiga).

The Commodore 64 version is notable for its early use of digitized speech. The digitized speech was provided by the company Electronic Speech Systems, who drastically raised their prices after Impossible Mission became a successful test case. Epyx did not deal with ESS again as a result.[1] Most famous among those sound effect were the welcome sound: "Ah, another visitor. Stay a while… staaaaay FOREVER!", which became much more famous in C64 environments than the game itself.

The NTSC Atari 7800 version has a confirmed bug that makes the game impossible to win; it places some of the code pieces underneath computer terminals, which the player cannot search (since attempting to do so will access the terminal). The bug was fixed in the PAL version. Rumors of a bug fix for the NTSC version were put to rest when Atari formally announced the retirement of the Atari 7800 on January 1, 1992."

Source: Wikipedia, "Impossible_Mission," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

About the releases:

  • The release information is from English Wikipedia, with the exact release date for the C64 release from Italian Wikipedia.
  • The release for the Master System is said to be 1988 on the IM entry and on Gamespot, but 1990 on others.
  • The IM entry claims 1987 for the 7800 release, Gamespot claims 1986. Then again, Gamespot claims 1985 for the original release, which goes against most other information.
  • The IM wiki entry claims a NES release, but it's not listed in the Wiki page for NES games.
  • The IM wiki entry claims a DS release, not found elsewhere.

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Video Game Rank: 1508
Atari 7800 Rank: 1
Commodore 64 Rank: 48
NES Rank: 53
PSP Rank: 104
PlayStation 2 Rank: 215
SEGA Master System Rank: 13
Wii Rank: 172
Nintendo DS Rank: 44
ZX Spectrum Rank: 27
Apple II Rank: 20
BBC Micro Rank: 6
Amstrad CPC Rank: 22
Num Ratings: 34
Average Rating: 7.03
Standard Deviation: 2.13
Num Views: 992
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 4
Users Owning: 26
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