From the manual
Inspired by the highly acclaimed television series, your Apple puts you in a nightmare 1984 world whose rulers seek to break you down by an extensive array of brainwashing techniques, while you are armed only with your intelligence and sense of individuality. can you escape to freedom or will you remain forever THE PRISONER?
The resignation code is the very heart of the game, being the one reason that you have been imprisoned on the Island. The authorities are trying to get you to enter your resignation code into the computer. Under no circumstances are you to revel this number. Doing so will casue you to automatically lose the game.
You are represented by the "#". you move around the screen using the keyboard.
You will wind up in the Castle at the start of every session and the end of every unsuccessful escape attempt. Your arrival in the Castle represents a new day or adventure on the island. The Castle is really a maze, a prison within a prison from which to escape.
The island is composed of 20 different structures, each conatianing a different adventure or experience. Only four are pictured on the screen (From top down) at any one time. You may also occasionally see a gate to the outside world.
The only way to win the game is to escape from the Island. And the way to escape is to...