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Total Eclipse

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Full titleTotal Eclipse
Year of release1988
PublisherIncentive Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released bySystem 4 (Spain)
Author(s)Major Developments (Ian Andrew, Chris Andrew [2], Stephen Northcott)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeAdventure: Graphic
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95 (£14.95 for disk version)
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation Total Eclipse + The Sphinx Jinx (Incentive Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side B of the compilation Virtual Worlds (Domark Ltd)
A demo version appeared on side B of covertape Crash issue 58: Sneak Preview 2 (Crash)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape MicroHobby issue 184: Tape 3 (MicroHobby)
Features Vector Graphics
Features Freescape
Also listed on Freebase
SPOT commentsCrash cover demo
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Total Eclipse
2. Total Eclipse 2: The Sphinx Jinx
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
An unofficial conversion exists for the Commodore Plus/4
Score 8.06 (44 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator TotalEclipse.tzx.zip28,641(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseS38C5012968190384None
TotalEclipse.dsk.zip83,332(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator TotalEclipse.tap.zip28,703((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
TotalEclipse(System4).tzx.zip28,818(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1STN601M-42011-1988Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
TotalEclipse.gif3,137(Loading screen)
TotalEclipse.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
TotalEclipse.gif5,217(In-game screen)
TotalEclipse.pdf888,714(Scanned English instructions)
TotalEclipse.txt10,758(English instructions)
TotalEclipse(System4).pdf64,290(Spanish instructions)
TotalEclipse(System4).txt7,015(Spanish instructions)
TotalEclipse.jpg426,392(Game map)
TotalEclipse_2.jpg225,776(Game map)
TotalEclipse_Back.jpg133,565(Cassette inlay)
TotalEclipse_Front.jpg105,309(Cassette inlay)
TotalEclipse(System4).jpg76,276(Re-release cassette inlay)
TotalEclipse_ReferenceCard.jpg170,221(Reference card)

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Magazine references
Games Machine9.88page 17(Preview) [full page]
ACE10.88page 9(News/Note) [full page]
Crash11.88page 8(CoverGame) [full page]
Crash11.88page 8(Preview) [full page]
New Computer Express11.88page 332(Review - not a Spectrum article)
Sinclair User11.88page 97(Preview) [full page]
ACE12.88page 18(Preview) [full page]
New Computer Express12.88page 418(Feature - The greats of 88)
Your Sinclair12.88page 128(Preview) [full page]
ACE1.89page 86(Review) [full page]
Crash1.89page 32(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.89page 56(Review) [full page]
Games Machine1.89page 82(Review) [full page]
Games Machine1.89page 91(Tips) [full page]
New Computer Express1.89page 239(News/Note - In the dark)
Sinclair User1.89page 42(Review) [full page]
ACE2.89page 79(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.89page 116(Review) [full page]
ACE3.89page 16(Letter - Freescape for improvement?) [full page]
Computer & Video Games3.89page 74(Solution) [full page]
ACE4.89page 75(Solution) [full page]
Crash5.89page 37(Solution) [full page]
Crash5.89page 38(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.89page 30(Solution - solution part 1) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.89page 38(Solution - solution part 2) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.89page 32(Solution - solution part 3) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.89page 42(Solution - solution part 4) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.92page 38(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.92page 39(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby1.89page 14(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby2.89page 37(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby3.89page 45(Justicieros)[full page]

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Crash11.88page 75(CompoEntry) [full page]
ACE12.88page 86(Two-page ad) [full page]
Crash12.88page 34(Two-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.88page 46(Two-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 132(Two-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User12.88page 34(Two-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 44(Two-page ad) [full page]
Crash2.89page 56(CompoEntry) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 22(CompoEntry) [full page]
Crash3.89page 74(CompoResult) [full page]
Crash5.89page 60(CompoResult) [full page]
Games Machine5.89page 104(CompoResult) [full page]

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