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Jack the Ripper

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Title Screen

Jack the Ripper

Developer: St. Bride's School
Publisher: CRL Group PLC
Platform: ZX Spectrum
Released internationally: 1987


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.


Truth is stranger than fiction. Nastier too. Jack the Ripper - the first game ever to receive an 18 certificate from the BBFC - attempts to recreate the atmosphere, terror and puzzlement of those dreadful months in 1888 when London was in the grip of the 'RIPPER'... in the form of a text adventure intersped with occasional gory imagery.

Developer Messages

Little messages are found in the .tzx dump of the game, staring at Block 3, address 5CFB48.

HACK

At 5D01 someone says:

HELLO MUM

At 5D22:

HI TO SU

At 5E2F, there's this:

Cracking Any Speedlock Program Which is Dead Dead Easy Improves Your Sex Life

It's not until 5D3B in Block 5 that it gets interesting...

The Excelerator System
             
You Still Here
        
I Write This 3 days After I Got Engaged
And Im Deeply In Love So This Is Dedicated
To All Those Hackers And Programmers Who
Are In Love And Lets Do It To Them Before
They Get Us Eh! And This Is Aslo Dedicated
To Those People In Strides Grimsby Who
Stuck A Mickey Finn In My Drink My Headache
And New Technicolour Bathroom Is All Through
Them.
Programmers Do It While Rotating

61D8 has one more message:

SPEEDUNLOCK IT ANY TIME PROTECTION SYSTEM
DING RUDDY DING DING HELLO TO DEAN MANDI BEV
SUPPOSE YOU WANT TO KNOW A BIT ABOUT ME THEN
IM 21 LOVE CHEESE CAKE AND HATE GETTING UP
IN A MORNING AND IM A PROGRAMMER ARENT WE ALL
OH WELL MUST GO GLAD YOU FOUND THE MESSAGES