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Company Infocom, Inc
Distributor Infocom, Inc
Production team Authors: Michael Berlyn - Jerry Wolper
Year 1986
Packaging Cardboard box with folding lid 19,00 × 22,80 × 2,50
Compatibility PCW 8256 - PCW 8512 - PCW 9512
Peripherals Keyboard
Loading CP/M+
Gender Conversational
Language English
Price England: £20,00
State preserved



The game starts on the fictional island of Hardscrabble harbor, where life is not easy and hardly a familiar place in these difficult times. For centuries it was a prosperous port, but the local fishing industry died out in the 1920s. Most of the town's residents are unlucky and unethical people.

We work as an experienced professional shipwreck diver searching for sunken treasures on the route of four shipwrecks which we will have to save to earn fame and fortune underwater to get everyone's respect and be rich beyond all imagination and so on. be able to escape the island.

One night, an old shipmate named Hevlin comes up to us between excitement and paranoia with a map showing two shipwrecks. Hevlin will leave us custody of the map, but naturally, the old sailor is killed, which indicates that there is someone behind the map. This will invite us to a diving expedition, which we cannot refuse but the only drawback is that it could cost us our necks. To successfully retrieve our treasure, we will have to survive the dangers of diving in unknown waters with increased danger from having an untrustworthy team and knowing that one of them is the traitor. But this will not prevent us from taking the step. We are the type of person who believes in the odds when they are so low and we think it's worth the risks dealing with murderers who won't want us to succeed.

As we try to make a dangerous dive in search of sunken treasures, various characters will offer their help. We can trust some of them but not others. Not being able to differentiate them can cause us to have an untimely accident. The only way to advance is to be successful with our contacts and once we start the dive we will have to locate and recover the treasure from the shipwreck to complete the game.

Every time the story is restarted, we will come across a different treasure, be it Sao Vera or SS Leviathan the wreck is randomly chosen to be explored. The other two locations do not contain any treasure and are red herrings. The game has 68 locations. In order to finish the missions, you have to remember the dates of the tides.

It was one of the first games published in Infocom's famous gray box, the package opened like a book whose interior revealed the game manual, and the items inside such as discs, tutorials, etc., were packed in a transparent tray . The box contained the Adventure Tale Aimed at Fictional Adventurers, a fictional book published by the Hardscrabble Harbor Historical Society with information about the shipwrecks of Sao Vera, HMS Intrangisent, La Fianna and SS Leviathan, a map indicating the locations of diving and the depths of the four wrecks and a supplementary price list which the player will need for a successful dive.

There are two variants of the game, which we will discover as we progress through it. It's a great text adventure with enough mystery and excitement that it will captivate us for some time.

It was written by Michael Berlyn, author of Suspended and Infidel, and Jerry Wolper, this being Infocom's thirteenth game.


In the following images you can check the original packaging.


  • Original cover

Here you have the front of the original cover.

  • Retouched cover

Its measurements are: Height 22,80 x Length 19,00 cm.


Below is the English manual, printed on color glossy paper. Its measurements are: Height 22.70 cm x length 18.50 cm., The sheet.


Original disc supplied with Cutthroats.


Custom labels to print them. Over the years due to their use, the labels are spoiled and lose their color and quality. Now we try to adapt the closest thing to the best of our abilities, the labels so that they can be printed and replaced or for those who work with a copy of the program and preserve the original disk. Measure in 3 “high: 7.00 cm - width: 7.10 cm. The first image corresponds to the original label of the game, the second is the same label modified to be able to replace the broken one and the third and fourth image is for the 3.5 “discs.




Map of the game to make it easier for us to finish it.


Here you can see and download in the “download” area, the extras that come with the Cutthroats game.

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The disk images, obtained from the original version of Cutthroats, have been recorded and verified.


Below you can download the Cutthroats game manual and extras or view it online.



en/juegos/cutthroats.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/24 15:35 by jevicac