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Empire Strikes Back, The

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Full titleEmpire Strikes Back, The
Year of release1988
PublisherDomark Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Vektor Grafix (George Iwanow, Derrick Austin, Andy Craven, Ciaran Gultnieks, David Whittaker)
Tie-in licenceTengen Inc (UK) / Atari Games Ltd (UK) (arcade coin-op: Empire Strikes Back, The)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95
1200 ptas.
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation Star Wars Trilogy, The (Domark Ltd)
Features Vector Graphics
Also listed on Freebase and Lost in Translation
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Star Wars
2. Empire Strikes Back, The
3. Return of the Jedi
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and Commodore 64
Score 8.22 (38 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator EmpireStrikesBackThe.tzx.zip34,066(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release97818516031141988
EmpireStrikesBackThe.dsk.zip102,268(+3 disk image)Original release1988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator EmpireStrikesBackThe.tap.zip33,778((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator EmpireStrikesBackThe(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip33,807(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseMC1150131564114891990

Additional material
EmpireStrikesBackThe.gif5,436(Loading screen)
EmpireStrikesBackThe.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
EmpireStrikesBackThe.gif3,860(In-game screen)
EmpireStrikesBackThe.jpg91,852(Cassette inlay)
EmpireStrikesBackThe(TheHitSquad).jpg127,342(Re-release cassette inlay)
EmpireStrikesBackThe_Poster.jpg368,834(Sinclair User magazine poster)

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Magazine references
Your Spectrum12.85page 6(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly6.88page 405(News/Note)
Crash7.88page 22(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games7.88page 15(News/Note) [full page]
Games Machine7.88page 10(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User7.88page 92(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.88page 11(Preview) [full page]
ACE8.88page 18(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games8.88page 18(Review) [full page]
Games Machine8.88page 61(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 50(Poster) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 60(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair9.88page 24(Review) [full page]
ACE10.88page 88(Review) [full page]
Crash10.88page 49(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.88page 49(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.88page 54(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.89page 29(Hack/Poke) [full page]
New Computer Express3.89page 440(Tips)
Your Sinclair3.89page 25(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User12.90page 37(Review) [full page]
Crash1.91page 61(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash1.91page 72(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User1.91page 17(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.91page 84(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User5.91page 16(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User10.91page 20(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User7.92page 17(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby10.88page 23(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby11.88page 32(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby12.88page 22(Justicieros)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE8.88page 16(Two-page ad) [full page]
Crash8.88page 24(Two-page ad) [full page]
Crash8.88page 47(CompoEntry) [full page]
Computer & Video Games8.88page 24(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games8.88page 98(CompoEntry) [full page]
Games Machine8.88page 10(Two-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 18(Two-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 47(CompoEntry) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.88page 24(Two-page ad) [full page]
Crash10.88page 107(CompoResult) [full page]
Sinclair User11.88page 67(CompoResult) [full page]
Crash12.90page 73(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.90page 138(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Sinclair User12.90page 61(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Crash1.91page 77(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Sinclair User1.91page 63(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]

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