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Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back

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Full titleCauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back
Also known asCauldron II
Cauldron II: El Hechizo
Year of release1986
PublisherPalace Software (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain) (as 'Cauldron II: La Calabaza Contraataca')
IBSA (Spain) (as 'Cauldron II: La Calabaza Contraataca')
Silverbird Software Ltd (UK)
Author(s)Richard Leinfellner, Steve Brown, Richard Joseph
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageMultiple languages (see individual downloads)
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£8.99
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 40 Principales Vol. 8, Los (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 2, side B of the compilation Arcadia (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Cauldron I & II (Hi-Tec Software Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Computer Classics (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Five Star Games 2 (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Hit Pack, The (Paxman Promotions)
Appeared on the compilation Super 10, El (Erbe Software S.A.)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Cauldron
2. Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.27 (59 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.tzx.zip25,872(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releasePSD10175013518010176EnglishNone
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.tap.zip28,067((non-TZX) TAP tape image)English
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(CauldronII-LaCalabazaContraataca)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip26,216(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-21934-1986SpanishNone
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(CauldronII-LaCalabazaContraataca)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tap.zip28,082((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Re-releaseSpanish
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(SilverbirdSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip47,090(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release5017095000193EnglishCyberlode 1.1

Additional material
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.gif3,693(Loading screen)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.gif3,085(In-game screen)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.txt1,234(English instructions)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(CauldronII-LaCalabazaContraataca)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt762(Spanish instructions)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.gif164,469(Game map)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack_2.jpg83,709(Game map)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.jpg50,621(Cassette inlay)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(CauldronII-LaCalabazaContraataca)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg107,146(Re-release cassette inlay)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(CauldronII-LaCalabazaContraataca)(IBSA).jpg73,394(Re-release cassette inlay)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack(SilverbirdSoftwareLtd).jpg421,836(Re-release cassette inlay)
CauldronII-ThePumpkinStrikesBack.ay.zip1,198(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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