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Howard the Duck

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Full titleHoward the Duck
Also known asHoward the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island
Year of release1987
PublisherActivision Inc (UK)
Re-released byAlternative Software Ltd (UK)
Hello! Games (Portugal)
Proein Soft Line (Spain)
Author(s)Software Studios (Dan Michek, Troy Lyndon, Scott Orr, John Cutter, Harald Seeley, Doug Barnett, Russell Lieblich)
Tie-in licenceLucasfilm Ltd (USA) (movie: Howard the Duck)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageMultiple languages
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 4 Most Cute (Alternative Software Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Son... De Pelicula... (Proein Soft Line)
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and MSX
Score 4.33 (18 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageYearEncoding scheme
Original release48KURK145047875461451English1987None
Re-releaseAlternative Software Ltd48KAS712English1990None
Re-releaseHello! Games48KPortuguese1987None
Re-releaseProein Soft Line48K21169unknown1987None
Re-releaseProein Soft Line48KM-37568-1986English1987Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
HowardTheDuck.gif3,141(Loading screen)
HowardTheDuck.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
HowardTheDuck(HelloGames).gif2,930(Loading screen)
HowardTheDuck(HelloGames).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
HowardTheDuck.gif6,655(In-game screen)
HowardTheDuck.txt3,964(English instructions)
HowardTheDuck(ProeinSoftLine).pdf26,898(Spanish instructions)
HowardTheDuck.png84,090(Game map)
HowardTheDuck.jpg103,805(Cassette inlay)
HowardTheDuck(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).jpg44,494(Re-release cassette inlay)
HowardTheDuck(ProeinSoftLine).jpg108,197(Re-release cassette inlay)
HowardTheDuck(ProeinSoftLine)_2.jpg311,627(Re-release cassette inlay)

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