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Astro Blaster

Full titleAstro Blaster
Year of release1983
PublisherQuicksilva Ltd (UK)
Re-released byInvestronica S.A. (Spain)
Microbyte [1] (Spain)
Author(s)John Edwards, Glenn Flood
Inspired byNamco Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Galaxian)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 16K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageMultiple languages (see individual downloads)
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£4.95
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on the compilation Clasicos Spectrum: Basurero + Penetrator + Astro Blaster + 3D Tunnel (Microbyte [1])
Appeared on the compilation Pack 1 (Microbyte [1])
Appeared on side A of the compilation Tus Juegos 4 (Monser S.A.), as 'Space War'
Appeared on side A of the compilation Tus Juegos Single 4D (Monser S.A.), as 'Space War'
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Timex
Score 6.58 (21 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator AstroBlaster.tzx.zip3,916(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseQSP0024English1983
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator AstroBlaster(InvestronicaS.A.).tzx.zip4,047(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSP105Spanish1983
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator AstroBlaster(Microbyte1).tzx.zip4,148(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSpanish1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator AstroBlaster.tap.zip5,064((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Broken/corrupted versionEnglish1983

Additional material
AstroBlaster.gif1,460(In-game screen)
AstroBlaster.txt1,447(English instructions)
AstroBlaster(InvestronicaS.A.).txt999(Spanish instructions)
AstroBlaster.jpg125,130(Cassette inlay)
AstroBlaster(InvestronicaS.A.).jpg50,858(Re-release cassette inlay)
AstroBlaster(Microbyte).jpg82,782(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Home Computing Weekly5.83page 242(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly5.83page 142(News/Note) [full page]
ZX Computing6.83page 57(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User7.83page 28(Review) [full page]
ZX Computing12.83page 163(Review) [full page]
Crash2.84page 46(LivingGuide) [full page]
Crash3.84page 46(LivingGuide) [full page]
Crash4.84page 62(LivingGuide) [full page]
Crash9.84page 82(Tips) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly8.85page 226(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Spectrum9.85page 11(Hack/Poke) [full page]

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