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Cosmic Pirate

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Full titleCosmic Pirate
Year of release1989
PublisherByte Back (UK)
Re-released byEDOS (UK)
Author(s)MC Lothlorien Ltd (Peter Mannion, John Brennan, Iain Traynor)
Tie-in licenceIcon Design Ltd (UK) (original game: Cosmic Pirate)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeUnspecified custom loader
RemarksOn the Zee-3 website, Ste Pickford recalls: "We didn't have any involvement in these versions of Cosmic Pirate. Mike Cohen, the studio head of Icon Design / MC Lothlorien was involved with us at Zippo as a business consultant, and to the best of my recollection he negotiated a development contract for 8 bit versions of Cosmic Pirate pretty much behind our back (or perhaps I just wasn't taking much interest in this side of the business).
I remember requesting to see half finished versions while they were under development, and being horrified at how bad they were (and to be fair, the original Amiga game wasn't that good in the first place), and hoping that these would never come out."
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Commodore 64
Score 5.10 (10 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
CosmicPirate.tzx.zip27,980(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
CosmicPirate(different).tzx.zip27,835(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator CosmicPirate.tap.zip31,026((non-TZX) TAP tape image)

Additional material
CosmicPirate.gif6,977(Loading screen)
CosmicPirate.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
CosmicPirate.gif5,114(In-game screen)
CosmicPirate.jpg41,130(Cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
New Computer Express12.88page 423(Preview)
ACE1.89page 24(News/Note) [full page]
ACE2.89page 16(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.89page 58(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Games Machine3.89page 9(Preview) [full page]
ACE4.89page 44(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Games Machine4.89page 40(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Crash11.89page 49(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.89page 79(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 47(Review) [full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE3.89page 67(Full-page ad - coming soon ...) [full page]
ACE5.89page 20(Full-page ad - coming soon ...) [full page]

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