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Great Escape, The

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Full titleGreat Escape, The
Year of release1986
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byEDOS (UK)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Denton Designs (John Heap)
Inspired byUnited Artists Inc (USA) (movie: Great Escape, The)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
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. 2, Los (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Chartbusters (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Conflict Command (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Lingote, El (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Live Ammo (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation Magnificent Seven, The (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on side A of covertape MicroHobby issue 193: Tape 14 (MicroHobby)
Features Isometric 3D Graphics
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.54 (504 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
GreatEscapeThe.tzx.zip32,598(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560101701986SpeedLock 2
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator GreatEscapeThe_2.tzx.zip30,742(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131560101701986None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator GreatEscapeThe.tap.zip31,463((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1986
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip32,272(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-28679-19861986SpeedLock 2
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator GreatEscapeThe(SmallCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip32,285(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-28679-19861986None
GreatEscapeThe(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip32,630(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseMC0650131564106971989SpeedLock 2

Additional material
GreatEscapeThe.gif2,504(Loading screen)
GreatEscapeThe.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
GreatEscapeThe.gif5,347(In-game screen)
GreatEscapeThe.txt10,685(English instructions)
GreatEscapeThe.zip4,431,932(Scanned English instructions)
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf17,842(Spanish instructions)
GreatEscapeThe.jpg353,479(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_2.gif25,118(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_3.jpg69,586(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_4.jpg893,928(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_5.jpg360,680(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_6.gif159,187(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_7.png189,395(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe_8.jpg947,406(Game map)
GreatEscapeThe.jpg122,399(Cassette inlay)
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg131,025(Re-release cassette inlay)
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg77,711(Re-release cassette inlay)
GreatEscapeThe(TheHitSquad).jpg94,884(Re-release cassette inlay)
GreatEscapeThe.ay.zip856(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
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Your Sinclair2.87page 26(Tips) [full page]
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ZX Computing3.87page 8(Review) [full page]
Crash8.87page 58(Solution) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.88page 29(Hack/Poke) [full page]
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Your Sinclair6.90page 33(Map) [full page]
Sinclair User9.90page 12(Solution) [full page]
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MicroHobby12.86page 24(Nuevo)[full page]
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Sinclair User10.86page 116(Full-page ad) [full page]
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