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Full titleGhostbusters
Year of release1984
PublisherActivision Inc (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Proein Soft Line (Spain)
Ricochet (UK)
Author(s)James Software Ltd (David Aubrey-Jones)
Tie-in licenceColombia Pictures (USA) (movie: Ghost Busters)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageMultiple languages
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99
2700 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation 20 Chart Busters (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation 30 Red Hot Hits (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Big Box (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Mastertronic Compilation 1 (Mastertronic Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Story So Far Vol 4, The (Elite Systems Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation They Sold a Million 3 (The Hit Squad)
Appeared on side A of covertape MicroHobby issue 194: Tape 15 (MicroHobby)
Appeared on side B of covertape Stars Spectrum issue 01 - Juegos (Stars Spectrum), as 'Cazafantasmas'
Participant in the C&VG 1984 Golden Joystick Awards
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
RemarksRunner-up in the C&VG 1984 Golden Joystick Awards - Game of the Year 1984.
SPOT comments128k version available
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Ghostbusters
2. Ghostbusters II
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX, NES and Sega Master System
Score 6.69 (69 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageYearEncoding scheme
Original release48KMRK10804787546108English1984SpeedLock 1
Original release128KUJK10804787547108English1986None
Re-releaseDro Soft48K/128K2MT123M-11513-1988English1988None
Re-releaseErbe Software S.A.48K/128Kunknown1984None
Re-releaseProein Soft Line48K/128KMRK-10804787538108M-17001-1985English1985SpeedLock 1

Additional material
Ghostbusters.gif4,503(Loading screen)
Ghostbusters.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Ghostbusters.gif4,537(In-game screen)
Ghostbusters.txt9,793(English instructions)
Ghostbusters.zip4,723,168(Scanned English instructions)
Ghostbusters(DroSoft).pdf71,972(Spanish instructions)
Ghostbusters.png37,094(Game map)
Ghostbusters.jpg53,553(Cassette inlay)
Ghostbusters128.jpg142,593(Cassette inlay)
Ghostbusters(DroSoft).jpg174,954(Re-release cassette inlay)
Ghostbusters(ProeinSoftLine).jpg83,937(Re-release cassette inlay)
Ghostbusters(Ricochet).jpg81,144(Re-release cassette inlay)
Ghostbusters.ay.zip7,666(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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