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Trap Door, The

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Full titleTrap Door, The
Year of release1986
PublisherPiranha (UK)
Re-released byAlternative Software Ltd (UK)
Krajowe Wydawnictwo Czasopism (Poland)
System 4 (Spain)
Zafi Chip (Spain)
Z Cobra (Spain)
Author(s)Don Priestley
Tie-in licenceCMTB Animation (UK) / Queensgate Productions Ltd (UK) (TV show: Trap Door, The)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageMultiple languages (see individual downloads)
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
875 ptas.
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 Five Star Games 3 (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Trap Door + Through the Trap Door (Alternative Software Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape ZX Files Megatape 1 (ZX Files)
Appeared on side A of electronic magazine Outlet issue 124 (Outlet)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Trap Door, The
2. Through the Trap Door
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.51 (143 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageYearEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TrapDoorThe.tzx.zip40,115(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseEnglish1986None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TrapDoorThe.tap.zip39,999((non-TZX) TAP tape image)English1986
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TrapDoorThe(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip40,144(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAS1295015103871292English1987None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TrapDoorThe(KrajoweWydawnictwoCzasopism).tzx.zip39,994(TZX tape image)Unidentified copyPolish1987None
TrapDoorThe(System4).tzx.zip40,145(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-2029-1988English1988Unspecified custom loader
TrapDoorThe(ZCobra).tzx.zip40,130(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release61711159M-34126-1986English1987Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
TrapDoorThe.gif6,113(Loading screen)
TrapDoorThe.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
TrapDoorThe.gif4,501(In-game screen)
TrapDoorThe.txt7,193(English instructions)
TrapDoorThe(ZafiChip).pdf82,698(Spanish instructions)
TrapDoorThe(ZafiChip).txt4,951(Spanish instructions)
TrapDoorThe.jpg654,193(Game map)
TrapDoorThe_2.jpg263,909(Game map)
TrapDoorThe_3.png25,133(Game map)
TrapDoorThe.jpg147,373(Cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).jpg62,744(Re-release cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe(AlternativeSoftwareLtd)_2.jpg105,542(Re-release cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe(KrajoweWydawnictwoCzasopism).jpg41,325(Re-release cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe(System4).jpg129,908(Re-release cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe(ZafiChip).jpg140,634(Re-release cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe(ZCobra).jpg114,401(Re-release cassette inlay)
TrapDoorThe.ay.zip1,044(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games7.86page 9(News/Note) [full page]
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Your Sinclair10.86page 62(Review) [full page]
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ZX Computing11.86page 54(Review) [full page]
Crash12.86page 79(Tips) [full page]
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Your Sinclair3.91page 79(Review) [full page]
Crash8.91page 47(Solution) [full page]
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MicroHobby10.86page 14(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby10.86page 15(Consejos)[full page]
MicroHobby12.86page 21(Tokes)[full page]
MicroHobby4.87page 29(Tokes)[full page]
MicroHobby3.88page 22(Justicieros)[full page]
MicroHobby5.88page 70(Tokes)[full page]

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