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Shadow of the Beast

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Full titleShadow of the Beast
Year of release1990
PublisherGremlin Graphics Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Author(s)David Whittaker
Tie-in licencePsygnosis Ltd (UK) (original game: Shadow of the Beast)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£12.99 (£15.99 for disk version)
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on tape 3, side A of the compilation Chart Attack (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape YS issue 60: Four Pack 3 (Your Sinclair)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and Sega Master System
Score 8.22 (46 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
Original release48K/128K
Original release128 +35013658021407
Re-releaseErbe Software S.A.48K/128KSE618M-39036-1990
Re-releaseErbe Software S.A.128 +3

Additional material
ShadowOfTheBeast.gif4,560(Loading screen)
ShadowOfTheBeast.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ShadowOfTheBeast.gif6,360(In-game screen)
ShadowOfTheBeast.txt12,458(English instructions)
ShadowOfTheBeast(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt13,434(Spanish instructions)
ShadowOfTheBeast.jpg483,153(Game map)
ShadowOfTheBeast_2.jpg355,055(Game map)
ShadowOfTheBeast_3.png245,596(Game map)
ShadowOfTheBeast_Back.jpg163,176(Cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheBeast_Front.jpg133,102(Cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheBeast(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_Back.jpg120,215(Re-release cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheBeast(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_Front.jpg117,739(Re-release cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheBeast(GBH)_Back.jpg63,879(Re-release cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheBeast(GBH)_Front.jpg54,709(Re-release cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheBeast.ay.zip3,319(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
ACE10.89page 70(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Games Machine10.89page 78(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
ACE12.89page 135(Feature - Xmas '89) [full page]
ACE1.90page 114(Map - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
ACE1.90page 114(Solution - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.90page 7(News/Note) [full page]
Crash10.90page 11(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.90page 125(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User10.90page 77(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.90page 89(Preview) [full page]
Crash12.90page 40(Tips) [full page]
Crash12.90page 59(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.90page 75(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User12.90page 30(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 8(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 12(Review) [full page]
Crash1.91page 57(Solution) [full page]
Crash1.91page 58(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.91page 34(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.91page 36(Solution) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.91page 53(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash4.92page 39(Solution) [full page]
Crash4.92page 78(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User4.92page 49(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.92page 60(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User3.93page 18(Feature - SUper Game Guide) [full page]
MicroHobby9.90page 9(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby12.90page 52(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE10.89page 73(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
ACE11.89page 13(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
ACE12.89page 85(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
ACE1.90page 44(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
ACE9.90page 30(Two-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
ACE11.90page 34(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
Sinclair User11.90page 17(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.90page 35(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User12.90page 70(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User12.90page 91(Advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 26(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 51(Advert) [full page]
Sinclair User1.91page 54(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User1.91page 61(Advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.91page 45(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.91page 98(Advert) [full page]

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