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Impossible Mission

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Full titleImpossible Mission
Year of release1985
PublisherUS Gold Ltd (UK)
Re-released byABC Soft (Spain)
Compulogical S.A. (Spain)
D3M Software (UK)
Dro Soft (Spain)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Ricochet (UK)
Author(s)Softstone Ltd (Gary Knight)
Tie-in licenceEpyx Inc (USA) (original game: Impossible Mission)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageMultiple languages (see individual downloads)
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
2300 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation History in the Making (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation Play It Again (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Summer Gold (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape ACE issue 09 (A.C.E. [3])
Participant in the C&VG 1984 Golden Joystick Awards
Participant in the Game of the Year Awards 1985
Part of the Flippy Flippy series
Features Multi-machine Medium
This title has known errors
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
RemarksWinner of the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Best Platform Game.
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Impossible Mission
2. Impossible Mission II
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and Sega Master System
Score 8.10 (51 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageYearEncoding scheme
ImpossibleMission.tzx.zip27,609(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013442532232English1985SpeedLock 1
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ImpossibleMission(BUGFIX).tzx.zip28,501(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013442532232English1985None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ImpossibleMission.tap.zip26,061((non-TZX) TAP tape image)English1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ImpossibleMission(CompulogicalS.A.).tzx.zip26,581(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseEPTX1001M-35461-1985Spanish1985None
ImpossibleMission(D3MSoftware).tzx.zip26,268(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseEnglish1985Unspecified custom loader
ImpossibleMission(DroSoft).tzx.zip27,647(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release2MT130M-20913-1988English1988SpeedLock 1
ImpossibleMission(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip27,502(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-33134-1987English1987SpeedLock 1
ImpossibleMission(Ricochet).tzx.zip27,616(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseRAS0305012967250461English1985SpeedLock 1

Additional material
ImpossibleMission.gif5,173(Loading screen)
ImpossibleMission.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ImpossibleMission.gif3,117(In-game screen)
ImpossibleMission.pdf42,467(English instructions)
ImpossibleMission.zip26,135(English instructions)
ImpossibleMission(CompulogicalS.A.).txt22,184(Spanish instructions)
ImpossibleMission(DroSoft).pdf110,539(Spanish instructions)
ImpossibleMission(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).zip613,921(Scanned Spanish instructions)
ImpossibleMission.jpg507,077(Game map)
ImpossibleMission_2.png564,774(Game map)
ImpossibleMission.jpg111,634(Cassette inlay)
ImpossibleMission(CompulogicalS.A.).jpg144,793(Re-release cassette inlay)
ImpossibleMission(DroSoft).jpg78,762(Re-release cassette inlay)
ImpossibleMission(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg69,434(Re-release cassette inlay)
ImpossibleMission(Ricochet).jpg289,058(Re-release cassette inlay)
ImpossibleMission-BUGFIX-Patch_SourceCode.zip14,402(Patch source code)

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Magazine references
Home Computing Weekly11.84page 301(News/Note - Late start for CBS) [full page]
Computer Gamer5.85page 6(News/Note) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.85page 5(Letter) [full page]
Computer & Video Games8.85page 83(Tips) [full page]
Crash11.85page 88(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.85page 914(Map - Book of Maps) [full page]
Computer Gamer12.85page 63(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.85page 22(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User12.85page 30(Review) [full page]
Your Spectrum12.85page 37(Feature - Impossible Dream)[full page]
ACE6.88page 24(CoverGame) [full page]
Sinclair User7.88page 65(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.88page 25(Tips) [full page]
ACE2.91page 63(Feature - The ACE guide to THE GREATEST GAMES of all time (probably)) [full page]
MicroHobby3.86page 15(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby5.87page 29(Tokes)[full page]
MicroHobby7.87page 27(Tokes)[full page]
MicroHobby9.87page 29(Tokes)[full page]

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Computer Gamer12.85page 99(Full-page ad) [full page]
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Your Computer12.85page 2(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash1.86page 134(CompoEntry) [full page]
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