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Full titleBallblazer
Year of release1986
PublisherActivision Inc (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Proein Soft Line (Spain)
Ricochet (UK)
Author(s)Program Techniques (Graeme Devine)
Tie-in licenceLucasfilm Games (USA) (original game: Ballblazer)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.99
395 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Prestige Collection, The (Activision Inc)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Star Games II (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd)
Appeared on side B of covertape MicroHobby issue 213: Tape 42 (MicroHobby)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX and NES
Score 5.00 (9 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Original release128KUJK122047875471221987None
Original release48KMRK122047875461221986SpeedLock 2
Re-releaseDro Soft48K/128K2MT135M-23936-19881988None
Re-releaseProein Soft Line48K/128K1986None

Additional material
Ballblazer.gif2,729(Loading screen)
Ballblazer.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Ballblazer.gif1,473(In-game screen)
Ballblazer.txt7,723(English instructions)
Ballblazer.zip3,220,274(Scanned English instructions)
Ballblazer(DroSoft).pdf31,621(Spanish instructions)
Ballblazer128.jpg68,672(Cassette inlay)
Ballblazer48.jpg146,805(Cassette inlay)
Ballblazer(DroSoft).jpg228,200(Re-release cassette inlay)
Ballblazer(Ricochet).jpg136,339(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Popular Computing Weekly6.84page 201(News/Note - Atari stars with Lucasfilms) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly8.85page 106(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer9.85page 6(News/Note) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 308(News/Note) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.85page 12(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer2.86page 59(Tips) [full page]
ZX Computing2.86page 10(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer5.86page 21(Review) [full page]
Crash5.86page 18(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly5.86page 214(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.86page 13(News/Note) [full page]
ZX Computing5.86page 58(Feature - David Levine interview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.86page 77(Feature - East Meets West (Lucasfilm Games)) [full page]
Sinclair User6.86page 68(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.86page 62(Review) [full page]
ZX Computing6.86page 15(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly7.88page 217(News/Note)
Your Sinclair7.88page 72(Feature - Play It Again, Sam ...) [full page]

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Crash12.85page 28(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.85page 115(Advert) [full page]
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Crash3.86page 60(CompoResult) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.86page 71(CompoEntry) [full page]
ZX Computing5.86page 8(CompoEntry) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.86page 62(CompoResult) [full page]

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