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Drone War
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Full titleDrone War
Year of release1983
PublisherEnigma Incorporated Software (UK)
Author(s)Richard J. Turner
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£3.95
AvailabilityMissing In Action!
Protection schemeUndetermined
RemarksRichard recalls: "[It] had 192 game variations. It was 100% machine code, although that was a combination of Z80 machine code, and compiled BASIC to fill the whole 48K. I was 15 at time of release. I was offered a big publisher deal, but naively said no, so distribution was low, this is a very rare game indeed!
The protection was that the game used a special recording duplication method for the tape, making it very hard to copy on normal tape decks, then a 3000 baud turbo loader (as I recall) which loaded a full 48K over itself even."

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