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Moon Cresta

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Full titleMoon Cresta
Year of release1985
PublisherIncentive Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byAlternative Software Ltd (UK)
Software Center S.A. (Spain)
System 4 (Spain)
Author(s)Timothy Walter, Philip Taglione, Pete Carter
Tie-in licenceNichibutsu (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Moon Cresta)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - alternating
ControlsKempston, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£6.95
500 ptas.
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on the compilation Cajas de Sol, Las (System 4)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Classic Arcadia 3 (Alternative Software Ltd)
Appeared on side B of covertape Crash issue 65: Presents 1 (Crash)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
RemarksFirst game to get the official licence for an arcade product. Ian Andrew remembers: "It cost us 1000 and let us port moon cresta onto any home computer!"
SPOT commentsCrash cover game
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Moon Cresta
2. Terra Cresta
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and Commodore 64
Score 7.89 (40 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
MoonCresta.tzx.zip17,525(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseS1450129681901481985Power-Load
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator MoonCresta.tap.zip20,536((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator MoonCresta(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip16,625(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAS09950151038709981987None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator MoonCresta(System4).tzx.zip16,767(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1SEA183M-2828-19881988None

Additional material
MoonCresta.gif13,295(Loading screen)
MoonCresta.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
MoonCresta.gif1,135(In-game screen)
MoonCresta.txt2,105(English instructions)
MoonCresta(System4).pdf17,504(Spanish instructions)
MoonCresta.jpg46,211(Cassette inlay)
MoonCresta(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).jpg53,822(Re-release cassette inlay)
MoonCresta(System4).jpg164,952(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Crash2.85page 57(News/Note) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly2.85page 309(Review) [full page]
Crash3.85page 20(Review) [full page]
Crash3.85page 58(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer4.85page 8(News/Note) [full page]
Your Spectrum4.85page 3(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User5.85page 28(Review) [full page]
Your Computer5.85page 39(Review) [full page]
Your Spectrum5.85page 43(Review) [full page]
Sinclair Programs6.85page 17(Review) [full page]
ZX Computing6.85page 16(News/Note) [full page]
ZX Computing6.85page 92(Review) [full page]
Crash4.86page 15(News/Note) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 30(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash6.89page 6(CoverGame) [full page]
MicroHobby7.85page 14(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Popular Computing Weekly2.85page 402(Full-page ad) [full page]
Big K3.85page 50(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash3.85page 131(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games3.85page 9(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly3.85page 201(Advert) [full page]
Your Spectrum3.85page 46(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash4.85page 131(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.85page 7(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Spectrum5.85page 51(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.86page 72(Classified) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly5.86page 232(Classified) [full page]

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