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California Games

Full titleCalifornia Games
Year of release1987
PublisherUS Gold Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
Kixx (UK)
Author(s)Choice Software Ltd
Tie-in licenceEpyx Inc (USA) (original game: California Games)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players4 - turn based
ControlsRedefineable keys
TypeSport: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£8.99 (£12.99 for disk version)
875 ptas.
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on tape 4, side A of the compilation Epyx Action (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Games Crazy! (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 3, side A of the compilation Giants (US Gold Ltd)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsskateboarding, foot bag, surfing, roller skating, BMX racing, etc
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Summer Games
2. Summer Games II
3. Winter Games
4. World Games
5. California Games
6. Games - Winter Edition, The
7. Games - Summer Edition, The
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, NES and Sega Master System
Score 5.43 (23 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
CaliforniaGames.tzx.zip94,787(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013442537091Alkatraz Protection System
CaliforniaGames.dsk.zip96,796(+3 disk image)Original release
CaliforniaGames(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip94,479(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-34385-1987Alkatraz Protection System
CaliforniaGames(IBSA).tzx.zip94,392(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSLS236M-34385-1987Alkatraz Protection System
CaliforniaGames(Kixx).tzx.zip94,909(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseKIXX0025013442550441Alkatraz Protection System
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator CaliforniaGames.tap.zip79,898((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Broken/corrupted version

Additional material
CaliforniaGames.gif2,525(Loading screen)
CaliforniaGames.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
CaliforniaGames.gif2,808(In-game screen)
CaliforniaGames.zip64,931(English instructions)
CaliforniaGames(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf233,034(Spanish instructions)
CaliforniaGames.jpg208,621(Cassette inlay)
CaliforniaGames(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg69,913(Re-release cassette inlay)
CaliforniaGames(IBSA).jpg104,522(Re-release cassette inlay)
CaliforniaGames(Kixx).jpg105,979(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games8.87page 8(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User9.87page 91(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair9.87page 7(News/Note) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.87page 36(Review) [full page]
Games Machine10.87page 78(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly12.87page 524(Review) [full page]
Crash2.88page 27(Review) [full page]
Games Machine2.88page 68(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User2.88page 20(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.88page 9(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.88page 65(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 21(Tips) [full page]
New Computer Express1.89page 224(Review - not a Spectrum article)
Crash12.90page 61(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 85(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby1.88page 33(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby2.88page 22(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE10.87page 22(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.87page 10(Two-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine10.87page 58(Two-page ad) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly10.87page 156(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash11.87page 20(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.87page 76(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.87page 125(CompoEntry) [full page]
Sinclair User11.87page 60(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Computer11.87page 40(CompoEntry) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.87page 107(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.87page 179(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User12.87page 46(Full-page ad) [full page]
ACE1.88page 106(Advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.88page 6(Advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.88page 70(Advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.88page 76(Advert) [full page]
Your Computer2.88page 11(CompoResult) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.88page 131(Advert) [full page]
ACE7.88page 62(Advert) [full page]
ACE10.88page 64(Full-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 123(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games8.89page 56(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine8.89page 4(Advert) [full page]
ACE9.89page 70(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine9.89page 4(Advert) [full page]

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