Roland on the Ropes

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Roland on the Ropes
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Release 1984
Publisher Amsoft
Developer Indescomp
Programmer Paco Menéndez, Fernando Rada
Musician Camilo Cela
Artist Carlos Granados
Genre Arcade (Platformer)
Players 1P Only
Controls Keyboard Joystick
Language Language:english Language:spanish
Media disk Cassette
Compatability 464, 664, 6128 & Plus
Magazine Reviews No Mark - ACU 01 (Aug/Sep 84)
4 stars - ACU 05 (Apr 85)
58% - AA 001 (Oct 85)
43% - Amtix 01 (Nov 85)
Information a.k.a. Fred


A conversion of Indescomp's ZX Spectrum hit Fred, Roland on the Ropes was the second of their launch titles for the CPC and also marked the second appearance of Roland. This time our shapeshifting hero found himself in a simplistic ladders and platform format as he attempts to escape from the tomb he's found himself raiding... Eat your heart our Lara Croft...


You have entered into a vast and dark mysterious tomb. You find yourself right at the lowest level of the tomb and must endeavour to find your way through the maze to the top encountering may hostile beings who are out to get you. Be brave and fearless as you climb your way through the numerous levels but BEWARE.....

Your strength will fade as you are confronted with monsters, acid drops, mummies, rats, skeletons, ghosts and vampires.

Being the intrepid Roland, you are able to jump over the rats to escape them and to defend yourself you can shoot at the mummies, skeletons or vampires, inevitably killing them. But shooting the ghosts merely frightens them away and there is no escape from them.

Screenshots & Videos

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Re-releases and Compilations

  • Released in Spain by Indescomp as Fred
  • Re-released by Zigurat in Spain
  • Appeared on the following compilations:

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