The Interbank Incident

The Interbank Incident intro screen #1 The Interbank Incident intro screen #2
The Interbank Incident intro screens 1&2
The Interbank Incident intro screen #3 The Interbank Incident intro screen #4
The Interbank Incident intro screens 3&4 - picking your character
The Interbank Incident game screen

The Interbank Incident sample game screen

The Interbank Incident is a 3 disk long (and OS-9 based) graphical adventure game. It is one of the few that allowed you to pick your own character, and also supported the sound/speech pack. It is also one of the very few Coco 1/2 compatible games that was designed to run from a hard drive, if you had one. The icon interface (a mouse was preferable over a joystick) is similar to the later game, Castle of Tharrogad, in that combinations of action icons, with icons on the screen, cause things to happen. The basic premise is explained in the 2nd intro screenshot, and the game was quite extensive.
I believe that a newer version was brought out slightly later, after the Coco 3 was released, that allowed the game to run in proper color on an RGB monitor, but I don't have it. A neat feature in the game is the Examine button: if you examined something of special use in the game, it would load a detailed graphic from the disk drive, but if you examined anything else, it just zoomed the pixels up (and you could do this several times in a row on the same spot).

Title: The Interbank Incident

Authors: John Gabbard and David Figge, graphics by E.T. Gatlin, for Spectral Associates

Publisher: Radio Shack/Tandy

Released: 1985

Requires: Color Computer 1/2/3, 64K RAM, disk only, joystick or mouse, Speech Sound Pack optional.

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