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Full titleCabal
Year of release1989
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Special FX Software Ltd (James Bagley, Charles Davies, Keith Tinman)
Tie-in licenceTAD Corporation (arcade coin-op: Cabal)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players2 - alternating
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£8.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
1200 ptas.
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoA demo version appeared on side B of covertape SU issue 91: Megatape 20 (Sinclair User)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and NES
Score 8.02 (61 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Cabal.tzx.zip121,687(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560134781989Paul Owens Protection System
Cabal.dsk.zip67,968(+3 disk image)Original release1989
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Cabal128.tap.zip65,474((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1989
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Cabal48.tap.zip59,192((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1989
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Cabal(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip114,776(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSE556M-33261-19891989None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Cabal(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip63,740((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-releaseSE556M-33261-19891989
Cabal(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).dsk.zip65,904(+3 disk image)Re-releaseSK075M-31980-19891989
Cabal(IBSA).tzx.zip117,622(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseSLS2391989Unspecified custom loader
Cabal(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip121,709(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAC3350131564122951991Paul Owens Protection System

Additional material
Cabal.gif9,654(Loading screen)
Cabal.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Cabal.gif7,035(In-game screen)
Cabal.txt3,840(English instructions)
Cabal(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf29,915(Spanish instructions)
Cabal(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt4,832(Spanish instructions)
Cabal.png74,101(Game map)
Cabal.jpg89,543(Cassette inlay)
Cabal(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg218,286(Re-release cassette inlay)
Cabal(IBSA).jpg109,231(Re-release cassette inlay)
Cabal(TheHitSquad).jpg74,696(Re-release cassette inlay)
Cabal128K_SourceCode.zip11,068,376(Source code)
Cabal.ay.zip1,529(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games9.89page 107(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User9.89page 88(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair9.89page 7(News/Note) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.89page 122(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User10.89page 7(CoverGame) [full page]
Sinclair User10.89page 8(Review) [full page]
Crash11.89page 25(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 84(Review) [full page]
ACE12.89page 135(Feature - Xmas '89) [full page]
Crash12.89page 66(Review) [full page]
Games Machine12.89page 78(Review) [full page]
Crash1.90page 44(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.90page 56(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.90page 33(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.90page 36(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash4.90page 26(Feature - Crash Readers Awards)[full page]
Crash5.90page 34(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.90page 25(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.90page 25(Feature - Complete Guide to Shoot-em-ups)[full page]
Your Sinclair12.90page 44(Tips) [full page]
Crash1.91page 61(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User2.91page 17(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User3.91page 20(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User5.91page 16(Tips) [full page]
New Computer Express6.91page 228(Hack/Poke)
Crash7.91page 26(Hack/Poke) [full page]
New Computer Express9.91page 433(News/Note - Cabal Release)
Crash10.91page 60(Review) [full page]
New Computer Express10.91page 334(Hack/Poke)
Sinclair User10.91page 40(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.91page 61(Review) [full page]
Crash1.92page 46(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User1.92page 14(Hack/Poke) [full page]
MicroHobby12.89page 10(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby1.90page 30(Nuevo)[full page]

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