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Full titleHostages
Year of release1990
PublisherInfogrames (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Musical 1 S.A. (Spain)
Author(s)New Frontier (Zydro, McAlby, Fustor)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoA demo version appeared on side B of covertape MicroHobby issue 200: Tape 24 (MicroHobby)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and MSX
Score 8.09 (47 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Hostages.tzx.zip160,343(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release3329720002857None
Hostages.dsk.zip105,232(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Hostages128.tap.zip101,017((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Hostages48.tap.zip102,516((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Hostages(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip163,471(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSE585M-16472-1990Zydroload
Hostages(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).dsk.zip105,866(+3 disk image)Re-releaseM-17701-1990

Additional material
Hostages.gif1,656(Loading screen)
Hostages.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Hostages.gif6,356(In-game screen)
Hostages(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf34,244(Spanish instructions)
Hostages.png108,541(Game map)
Hostages.jpg173,109(Cassette inlay)
Hostages(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg62,348(Re-release cassette inlay)
Hostages(Musical1S.A.).jpg181,215(Re-release cassette inlay)
Hostages_1stStageGraphicsMapper.z80.zip11,633(1st stage graphics mapper)
Hostages.ay.zip5,718(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Popular Computing Weekly7.88page 435(News/Note)
Games Machine10.88page 13(Preview) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 43(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Crash6.90page 26(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.90page 88(Preview) [full page]
Crash8.90page 44(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User8.90page 4(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.90page 67(Review) [full page]
Crash3.91page 35(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby3.90page 10(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby7.90page 29(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Popular Computing Weekly9.88page 502(Full-page ad)
Popular Computing Weekly10.88page 356(Full-page ad)
ACE11.88page 83(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.88page 118(Full-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine11.88page 12(Full-page ad) [full page]
ACE12.88page 11(CompoEntry) [full page]
ACE2.89page 122(CompoResult) [full page]

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