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By Fair Means...or Foul

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Full titleBy Fair Means...or Foul
Year of release1989
PublisherSuperior Software Ltd [2] (UK)
Re-released byCode Masters Ltd (UK) (as 'Pro Boxing Simulator')
Author(s)Charles Goodwin
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Solo beat-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95 (£12.95 for disk version)
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
NoteThe re-release from Code Masters Ltd is Distribution denied
The re-release from Code Masters Ltd is Distribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
RemarksMuch noise was made when it turned out that Code Masters' "NEW release" Pro Boxing Simulator was in fact By Fair Means...or Foul with only a changed opening screen and different packaging.
Their explanation for this fiasco was that it really was a new release: for them to be exact.
Code Masters ultimately decided to reissue their version with an appropriate notice on the inlay and to give the money back to everyone who bought the game expecting to get something new.
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and Commodore 64
Score 5.53 (17 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
ByFairMeans...orFoul.tzx.zip36,074(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1989SpeedLock 5
ByFairMeans...orFoul.dsk.zip33,425(+3 disk image)Original release1989
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ByFairMeans...orFoul.z80.zip33,135((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)1989

Additional material
ByFairMeans...orFoul.gif5,450(Loading screen)
ByFairMeans...orFoul.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ByFairMeans...orFoul(ProBoxingSimulator)(CodeMastersLtd).gif6,662(Loading screen)
ByFairMeans...orFoul(ProBoxingSimulator)(CodeMastersLtd).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ByFairMeans...orFoul.gif4,651(In-game screen)
ByFairMeans...orFoul(ProBoxingSimulator)(CodeMastersLtd).txt3,558(English instructions)
ByFairMeans...orFoul.jpg68,420(Cassette inlay)
ByFairMeans...orFoul_2.jpg63,376(Cassette inlay)
ByFairMeans...orFoul(ProBoxingSimulator)(CodeMastersLtd).jpg135,433(Re-release cassette inlay)
ByFairMeans...orFoul(ProBoxingSimulator)(CodeMastersLtd)_2.jpg33,278(Re-release cassette inlay)

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