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Full titleHunchback
Year of release1984
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byMicrobyte [1] (Spain)
Zafi Chip (Spain) (as 'Jorobado, El')
Zafiro Software Division (Spain) (as 'Jorobado, El')
Author(s)Paul Owens, Christian F. Urquhart, F. David Thorpe
Tie-in licenceCentury Electronics Ltd (UK) (arcade coin-op: Hunchback)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Platform
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£5.90
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional info Supports the Currah MicroSpeech
Appeared on side A of the compilation Select 1 (Computer Records)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Hunchback
2. Hunchback II
3. Hunchback - The Adventure
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and MSX
Score 5.70 (32 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Hunchback.tzx.zip18,456(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Hunchback.tap.zip21,914((non-TZX) TAP tape image)

Additional material
Hunchback.gif5,710(Loading screen)
Hunchback.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Hunchback.gif2,751(In-game screen)
Hunchback.txt908(English instructions)
Hunchback(Microbyte).zip2,212(Multi-language instructions)
Hunchback.png42,509(Game map)
Hunchback.jpg190,111(Cassette inlay)
Hunchback(Microbyte).jpg103,908(Re-release cassette inlay)
Hunchback.ay.zip626(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
Hunchback_UKTVAdvert.mpg.zip6,154,044(UKTV advert)

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Hunchback Scottigesoft 2004 PC/Windows available
Hunchback 2005 Takis Sarris 2005 PC/Windows available
Hunchback Mick Farrow 2007 PC/Windows available
Hunchback PJ's stuff 2008 PC/Windows available

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Magazine references
Home Computing Weekly10.83page 103(News/Note) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.84page 25(News/Note) [full page]
Crash3.84page 73(Review) [full page]
Crash4.84page 76(LivingGuide) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly4.84page 120(Tips) [full page]
Personal Computer Games4.84page 27(News/Note) [full page]
TV Gamer4.84page 50(Review)
Computer Answers5.84page 60(Review)
Personal Computer Games5.84page 28(Letter) [full page]
Personal Computer Games5.84page 36(Feature - Challenge Chamber) [full page]
Your Spectrum5.84page 69(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly6.84page 341(News/Note) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly7.84page 336(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User7.84page 40(Review) [full page]
Personal Computer Games8.84page 21(Letter) [full page]
Crash10.84page 87(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Personal Computer Games10.84page 95(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly10.84page 152(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.84page 5(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash11.84page 78(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Personal Computer Games11.84page 121(Feature - Challenge Chamber) [full page]
Personal Computer Games12.84page 128(Tips) [full page]
C&VG Yearbook0.85page 88(Feature - Top Ten Games of 1984)
Crash1.85page 147(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly2.85page 339(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair Programs3.85page 30(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Computer1.86page 91(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User7.86page 18(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash5.87page 65(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash6.87page 51(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE2.91page 63(Feature - The ACE guide to THE GREATEST GAMES of all time (probably)) [full page]
MicroHobby1.86page 31(Micromania)[full page]

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