Borrowed Time (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Activision - 1985 USA, Canada Release

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Borrowed Time
Product ID 47875-57132
Product UPC 047875571327
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Album Sleeve
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1985
Publisher(s) Activision
Developer(s) Interplay Productions
Category(s) Entertainment, Adventure, Text
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

An illustrated text adventure.
By Interplay Productions.

Knock-knock.
Who's there? You don't know.
Better find out.
Because somebody's after you.
And if you don't stop them in time, they're going to get away with murder.
Yours.

Danger in the first degree.

Open on a sultry, rather unremarkable big-city afternoon.
Focus on a sweaty, sort of sloppy small-time PI's office.
(Any similarities to run-of-the-mill sleuth stories end here.)
The drowsy detective is rudely jerked back to consciousness by his telephone's nasty jingle:

"Sam, you're a dead man."

Seems thing have suddenly gotten very personal. A definitely unsettling how-do-you-do. But who in the world could be the perpetrator? And why?

"Sam, you're a dead man."

There are 20 serious suspects. And, unfortunately for Sam, it seems each one of them want to throw the first clump of dirt on his coffin.

"Sam, you're a dead man."

A smart gumshoe will turn his old case files- and the city- upside down to find the fiend. A smarter gumshoe will also turn and constantly check his flanks. Seems Sam's been put in the rather precarious position of trying to skin a cat without getting skinned alive.

"Sam, you're a dead man."

And the one man that can help with a few precious clues and tidbits of info just happens to be blind.

"Sam, you're a dead man."

"Sam, you're a dead man."

Guess who's Sam. Have a nice day.

System Requirements

PC MS-DOS 2.0
Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 256K
Supported Video CGA

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