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How to be a Complete Bastard

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Full titleHow to be a Complete Bastard
Also known asHow to be a Complete Bastard Game
Year of release1987
PublisherVirgin Games Ltd (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Ricochet (UK)
Author(s)Sentient Software Ltd (Elliot Gay, Allistair Watt)
Tie-in licenceAdrian Edmondson (UK) (book: How to be a Complete Bastard)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeAdventure: Graphic
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
395 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of covertape YS issue 65: Magnificent Seven 2 (Your Sinclair)
Part of the Flippy Flippy series
Features Multi-machine Medium
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover game
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.18 (36 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
HowToBeACompleteBastard.tzx.zip29,367(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseVGB1037045822010371987SpeedLock 4
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator HowToBeACompleteBastard128.tap.zip26,048((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator HowToBeACompleteBastard48.z80.zip27,776((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator HowToBeACompleteBastard(Ricochet).tzx.zip24,419(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1987None

Additional material
HowToBeACompleteBastard.gif3,349(Loading screen)
HowToBeACompleteBastard.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
HowToBeACompleteBastard.gif4,958(In-game screen)
HowToBeACompleteBastard.txt6,848(English instructions)
HowToBeACompleteBastard(DroSoft).pdf11,198(Spanish instructions)
HowToBeACompleteBastard.jpg105,668(Game map)
HowToBeACompleteBastard_2.jpg156,626(Game map)
HowToBeACompleteBastard.jpg84,970(Cassette inlay)
HowToBeACompleteBastard(DroSoft).jpg114,483(Re-release cassette inlay)
HowToBeACompleteBastard(Ricochet).jpg29,945(Re-release cassette inlay)
HowToBeACompleteBastard.ay.zip1,992(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Popular Computing Weekly8.87page 211(News/Note) [full page]
Crash9.87page 117(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User9.87page 5(News/Note) [full page]
Crash10.87page 18(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.87page 9(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User10.87page 30(Review) [full page]
Your Computer10.87page 10(News/Note) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.87page 11(Preview) [full page]
ACE11.87page 47(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.87page 67(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.87page 39(Review) [full page]
Crash1.88page 52(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 23(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 31(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 34(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User1.89page 63(Review) [full page]
ACE2.89page 70(News/Note) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.89page 78(Review) [full page]
Crash5.89page 32(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.89page 44(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.91page 7(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.91page 21(Letter) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.91page 25(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.91page 25(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.91page 20(Letter) [full page]
MicroHobby12.87page 30(Nuevo)[full page]

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