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Backpackers Guide to the Universe

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Full titleBackpackers Guide to the Universe
Also known asBackpackers Guide to the Universe Part 1
Year of release1984
PublisherFantasy Software [1] (UK)
Re-released byPaxman Promotions (UK)
Author(s)Bob Hamilton, Darren Hamilton, Stuart J. Ruecroft
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeArcade: Platform
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.50
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoA demo version appeared on side A of covertape Personal Computer Games issue 13 (Personal Computer Games)
Features Padlock Protection
RemarksOnly the first part of Backpackers was ever written. Parts 2 and 3 never materialised.
SPOT commentsPC Games cover demo
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Pyramid, The
2. Doomsday Castle
3. Backpackers Guide to the Universe
Score 6.43 (14 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.tzx.zip58,526(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse(hacked).tap.zip38,692((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse(original).tap.zip39,148((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse(theGuide).tap.zip26,449((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse(PaxmanPromotions).tzx.zip58,558(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release

Additional material
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.gif4,795(Loading screen)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.gif4,075(In-game screen)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.txt9,142(English instructions)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.zip126,803(English instructions)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.jpg659,973(Game map)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse_2.png485,609(Game map)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse.jpg49,730(Cassette inlay)
BackpackersGuideToTheUniverse_CodeSheet.jpg175,568(Code sheet)

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