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Flying Shark

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Full titleFlying Shark
Year of release1987
PublisherFirebird Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Author(s)Graftgold Ltd (Dominic Robinson, John Cumming, Gavin Wade, Drew Northcott)
Tie-in licenceTaito Corporation (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Flying Shark)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - alternating
ControlsRedefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
1500 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeFirebird BleepLoad
Additional infoAppeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation Taito Coin-Op Hits (Imagine Software Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape SU issue 117: Great Eight 6 (Sinclair User)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover game
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.48 (214 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FlyingShark.tzx.zip30,476(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50124390111251987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator FlyingShark.tap.zip30,445((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987

Additional material
FlyingShark.gif8,401(Loading screen)
FlyingShark.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
FlyingShark.gif4,025(In-game screen)
FlyingShark.txt2,823(English instructions)
FlyingShark(DroSoft).pdf7,637(Spanish instructions)
FlyingShark.jpg499,007(Game map)
FlyingShark_2.jpg1,376,808(Game map)
FlyingShark_3.jpg67,452(Game map)
FlyingShark_4.png118,841(Game map)
FlyingShark_5.jpg1,301,069(Game map)
FlyingShark.jpg143,881(Cassette inlay)
FlyingShark(DroSoft).jpg224,422(Re-release cassette inlay)
FlyingShark_Poster.jpg361,993(Sinclair User magazine poster)
FlyingShark.ay.zip4,777(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
FlyingShark.mp3.zip1,618,535(Sampled in-game and theme music in MP3 format)

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Magazine references
Sinclair User8.87page 21(News/Note) [full page]
Games Machine12.87page 16(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.88page 9(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User1.88page 18(Review) [full page]
ACE2.88page 42(Review) [full page]
Crash2.88page 20(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.88page 35(Review) [full page]
Games Machine2.88page 54(Review) [full page]
Kamikaze Guide2.88page 6(Map) [full page]
Sinclair User2.88page 58(Poster) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.88page 10(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User3.88page 16(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User3.88page 16(Map) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.88page 67(Review) [full page]
Crash5.88page 62(Tips) [full page]
Crash5.88page 62(Map) [full page]
Crash5.88page 62(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 30(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE10.88page 9(News/Note) [full page]
ACE10.88page 49(Tips) [full page]
ACE10.88page 49(Feature - 100 Top Games) [full page]
New Computer Express11.88page 428(Review - not a Spectrum article)
Crash12.88page 45(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 34(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.89page 54(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.89page 36(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer & Video Games7.89page 26(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User6.91page 21(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User11.91page 6(CoverGame) [full page]
Sinclair User1.92page 14(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User5.92page 16(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby3.88page 22(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby4.88page 40(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby7.88page 48(Justicieros)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE11.87page 78(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.87page 23(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.87page 89(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User1.88page 104(Offer) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.88page 73(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User2.88page 60(Offer) [full page]

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