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Dark Side

[Cassette inlay]
Full titleDark Side
Year of release1988
PublisherIncentive Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released bySystem 4 (Spain)
Author(s)Major Developments (Chris Andrew [2], Ian Andrew, Stephen Northcott)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95 (£14.95 for disk version)
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoA demo version appeared on side A of covertape Crash issue 54: Sneak Preview 1 (Crash)
Features Vector Graphics
Features Freescape
Also listed on Freebase
SPOT commentsCrash cover demo
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Driller
2. Dark Side
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.24 (45 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
DarkSide.tzx.zip29,902(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5012968190353Unspecified custom loader
DarkSide.dsk.zip32,807(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator DarkSide.tap.zip31,535((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
DarkSide(System4).tzx.zip29,323(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1STN255M-29067-1988Unspecified custom loader
DarkSide(System4).dsk.zip33,278(+3 disk image)Re-release

Additional material
DarkSide.gif6,063(Loading screen)
DarkSide.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
DarkSide.gif4,555(In-game screen)
DarkSide.pdf98,222(English instructions)
DarkSide.zip38,427(English instructions)
DarkSide(System4).pdf37,498(Spanish instructions)
DarkSide.jpg366,169(Game map)
DarkSide_2.jpg194,577(Game map)
DarkSide_3.jpg387,936(Game map)
DarkSide_4.jpg289,383(Game map)
DarkSide_Back.jpg146,089(Cassette inlay)
DarkSide_Front.jpg40,970(Cassette inlay)
DarkSide(System4).jpg123,143(Re-release cassette inlay)
DarkSide(System4)_2.jpg113,597(Re-release cassette inlay)
DarkSide_Poster.jpg346,726(Your Sinclair magazine poster)

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Magazine references
Crash4.88page 116(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User4.88page 104(Preview) [full page]
ACE5.88page 18(Preview) [full page]
Games Machine5.88page 17(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 9(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.88page 54(Poster) [full page]
Crash7.88page 8(CoverGame) [full page]
Crash7.88page 76(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games7.88page 49(Review) [full page]
Games Machine7.88page 74(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User7.88page 50(Review) [full page]
ACE8.88page 44(Review) [full page]
ACE8.88page 118(News/Note) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.88page 40(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games9.88page 105(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User9.88page 12(Solution) [full page]
Sinclair User9.88page 12(Map) [full page]
ACE10.88page 45(Tips) [full page]
ACE10.88page 45(Feature - 100 Top Games) [full page]
ACE10.88page 122(Map) [full page]
Crash10.88page 52(Solution) [full page]
Crash10.88page 53(Map) [full page]
Crash10.88page 60(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.88page 30(Solution) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.88page 30(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.88page 54(Hack/Poke) [full page]
New Computer Express12.88page 418(Feature - The greats of 88)
Your Sinclair12.88page 33(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.89page 34(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User2.89page 14(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash4.89page 34(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE1.90page 113(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby8.88page 60(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby9.88page 33(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby9.88page 39(Mapa)[full page]
MicroHobby11.88page 21(Justicieros)[full page]

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ACE5.88page 93(Advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.88page 103(Classified) [full page]
Crash5.88page 31(Advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.88page 45(Advert) [full page]
Games Machine5.88page 11(Advert) [full page]
Sinclair User5.88page 45(Advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 111(Classified) [full page]
ACE6.88page 123(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash6.88page 4(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.88page 16(Two-page ad) [full page]
Games Machine6.88page 124(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User6.88page 33(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.88page 17(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash7.88page 8(CompoEntry) [full page]
Games Machine7.88page 33(CompoEntry) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly7.88page 223(CompoEntry)
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Popular Computing Weekly8.88page 116(CompoResult)
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Your Sinclair12.88page 100(CompoResult) [full page]
Crash1.89page 76(CompoResult) [full page]
ACE6.89page 56(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
ACE7.89page 94(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]

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