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Short Circuit

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Full titleShort Circuit
Year of release1987
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Paul Owens, Ronnie Fowles, Simon Golding
Tie-in licenceColumbia TriStar Pictures (USA) (movie: Short Circuit)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side B of the compilation Chartbusters (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Lingote, El (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 2, side B of the compilation Magnificent Seven, The (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on side B of covertape MicroHobby issue 196: Tape 19 (MicroHobby)
Features In-game Mini-game(s)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 7.89 (30 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
ShortCircuit.tzx.zip95,463(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560105451987SpeedLock 2
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuit128.tap.zip42,836((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuitPart1_48.tap.zip31,619((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuitPart2_48.tap.zip23,106((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuit(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip88,856(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-37643-19861987None
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuit128(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip45,841((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-release1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuitPart1_48(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip28,688((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-release1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ShortCircuitPart2_48(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip23,816((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-release1987
ShortCircuit(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip104,585(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseMC0550131564106661989SpeedLock 7

Additional material
ShortCircuit.gif5,270(Loading screen)
ShortCircuit.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ShortCircuit.gif4,332(In-game screen)
ShortCircuit.txt8,592(English instructions)
ShortCircuit(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf19,085(Spanish instructions)
ShortCircuit.jpg381,675(Game map)
ShortCircuit_2.jpg79,714(Game map)
ShortCircuit_3.jpg85,947(Game map)
ShortCircuit_4.jpg73,649(Game map)
ShortCircuit_5.jpg62,175(Game map)
ShortCircuit_Part1.png57,564(Game map)
ShortCircuit.jpg104,621(Cassette inlay)
ShortCircuit(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg56,525(Re-release cassette inlay)
ShortCircuit(TheHitSquad).jpg92,051(Re-release cassette inlay)
ShortCircuit.ay.zip1,608(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games1.87page 147(News/Note) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.87page 33(Feature - Carry On Screening) [full page]
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Sinclair User3.87page 105(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.87page 12(News/Note) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.87page 30(Review) [full page]
Computer Gamer5.87page 13(Review) [full page]
Crash5.87page 32(Review) [full page]
Crash5.87page 64(Tips) [full page]
Crash5.87page 64(Map) [full page]
Sinclair User5.87page 78(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.87page 37(Review) [full page]
ZX Computing5.87page 10(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.87page 40(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.87page 55(Solution) [full page]
Sinclair User6.87page 15(Solution) [full page]
Sinclair User6.87page 15(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.87page 31(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.87page 32(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.87page 36(Map) [full page]
Sinclair User8.87page 15(Solution) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.87page 22(Tips) [full page]
Crash2.88page 35(Tips) [full page]
Crash4.88page 61(Tips) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 45(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.89page 100(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.90page 38(Tips) [full page]
Crash9.91page 42(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User12.91page 22(Solution) [full page]
Sinclair User12.91page 22(Map) [full page]
MicroHobby5.87page 17(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby6.87page 24(Tokes)[full page]

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ZX Computing2.87page 92(Full-page ad) [full page]
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