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Dark Sceptre

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Full titleDark Sceptre
Year of release1987
PublisherFirebird Software Ltd (UK)
Author(s)Beyond Software, Maelstrom Games Ltd (Mike Singleton, David Gautrey, Alan Jardine)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeTactical Combat
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeFirebird BleepLoad
Additional infoAppeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation 10 Computer Hits 5 (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on tape 3, side A of the compilation 30 Red Hot Hits (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape SU issue 121: Great Eight 10 (Sinclair User)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover game
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC
Score 8.14 (64 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
DarkSceptre.tzx.zip43,321(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5012439011088
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator DarkSceptre.tap.zip42,891((non-TZX) TAP tape image)

Additional material
DarkSceptre.gif6,333(Loading screen)
DarkSceptre.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
DarkSceptre.gif6,119(In-game screen)
DarkSceptre.txt12,444(English instructions)
DarkSceptre.jpg191,606(Game map)
DarkSceptre.jpg112,313(Cassette inlay)

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