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Alien 8

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Full titleAlien 8
Year of release1985
PublisherUltimate Play The Game (UK)
Re-released byABC Soft (Spain)
Dro Soft (Spain)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Ricochet (UK)
Author(s)Tim Stamper, Chris Stamper
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95
1950 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 4 Crash Smashes (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Ultimate Play The Game: The Collected Works (Ultimate Play The Game)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Unbelievable! Ultimate 2 (US Gold Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape Stars Spectrum issue 04 - Juegos (Stars Spectrum), as 'Tobor'
Features Isometric 3D Graphics
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and MSX
Score 8.32 (174 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Original release48K4810101985SpeedLock 1
Original release48K1985Unspecified custom loader
Re-releaseABC Soft48K1985None
Re-releaseABC Soft48KM-13945-19851985SpeedLock 1
Re-releaseDro Soft48K2MT146M-35547-19881988None
Re-releaseErbe Software S.A.48K1985None

Additional material
Alien8.gif5,041(Loading screen)
Alien8.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Alien8.gif5,300(In-game screen)
Alien8.txt7,118(English instructions)
Alien8.zip1,628,067(Scanned English instructions)
Alien8(DroSoft).pdf26,676(Spanish instructions)
Alien8.jpg795,579(Game map)
Alien8_2.gif274,079(Game map)
Alien8_3.jpg605,806(Game map)
Alien8_4.jpg500,801(Game map)
Alien8_5.jpg777,486(Game map)
Alien8.jpg83,924(Cassette inlay)
Alien8(ABCSoft).jpg141,933(Re-release cassette inlay)
Alien8(DroSoft).jpg71,371(Re-release cassette inlay)
Alien8(Ricochet).jpg76,978(Re-release cassette inlay)
Alien8_Poster.jpg905,174(Official company shipped poster)
Alien8.ay.zip827(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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