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Basil the Great Mouse Detective

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Full titleBasil the Great Mouse Detective
Year of release1987
PublisherGremlin Graphics Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
Author(s)Gary Priest, Kevin Bulmer, Jon Harrison, Ben Daglish
Tie-in licenceWalt Disney Pictures (USA) (cartoon: Basil the Great Mouse Detective)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
875 ptas.
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation 10 Great Games II (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side B of the compilation Dix Jeux Magnifiques II (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd [FR])
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape Crash issue 45: Sampler (Crash)
SPOT commentsCrash cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64
Score 6.06 (17 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.tzx.zip39,480(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013658019350None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.z80.zip17,460((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip37,800(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-33149-1987Unspecified custom loader
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective(IBSA).tzx.zip39,671(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-33149-1987Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.gif15,054(Loading screen)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.gif4,944(In-game screen)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.txt5,216(English instructions)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf22,277(Spanish instructions)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.jpg1,359,572(Game map)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective_2.jpg658,352(Game map)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective_3.png232,299(Game map)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective.jpg183,217(Cassette inlay)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg75,136(Re-release cassette inlay)
BasilTheGreatMouseDetective(IBSA).jpg81,105(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
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ACE10.87page 12(News/Note) [full page]
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Sinclair User10.87page 104(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.87page 9(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.87page 9(News/Note) [full page]
Crash12.87page 122(Review) [full page]
Games Machine12.87page 18(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User12.87page 16(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.88page 56(Review) [full page]
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Your Sinclair3.88page 46(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash5.88page 57(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.88page 21(Tips) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 5(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash12.88page 44(Hack/Poke) [full page]
MicroHobby3.88page 23(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby4.88page 29(Nuevo)[full page]

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