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Full titlePlanetoids
Year of release1982
PublisherSinclair Research Ltd (UK)
Author(s)Psion Software Ltd
Inspired byAtari Games Ltd (UK) (arcade coin-op: Asteroids)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 16K
Number of players1
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationAs part of a compilation
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation Planetoids + Missile (Sinclair Research Ltd)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Tus Juegos 3 (Monser S.A.), as 'Space Rocus'
Appeared on side A of the compilation Tus Juegos Single 3D (Monser S.A.), as 'Space Rocus'
SPOT commentsavailable on ROM cartridge (Planetoids only)
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Timex
Score 7.26 (19 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Planetoids.rom.zip5,627(ZX Interface 2 cartridge ROM image dump)Original releaseG12/R1983
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Planetoids_2.tap.zip7,710((non-TZX) TAP tape image)Compilation release1982

Additional material
Planetoids.gif3,724(Loading screen)
Planetoids.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Planetoids.gif1,569(In-game screen)
Planetoids.txt589(English instructions)
Planetoids.zip176,805(Scanned English instructions)
Planetoids.jpg106,968(ZX Interface 2 cartridge box scan)
Planetoids.rom.zip5,645(ZX Interface 2 cartridge ROM image dump)

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Magazine references
Your Computer10.82page 16(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User12.82page 48(Feature - Sinclair Research opens its Spectrum software library)[full page]
Computer & Video Games1.83page 100(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly1.83page 112(Review) [full page]
Your Computer1.83page 50(Feature - Survey: Spectrum Software) [full page]
Sinclair User2.83page 62(Feature - Sinclair brings the thrill of the arcade into your home)[full page]
Computer & Video Games3.83page 911(Review - Book of Reviews) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly4.83page 324(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly8.83page 407(Letter) [full page]
Sinclair User8.83page 17(Letter) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.83page 441(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User Annual0.84page 20(Feature - Sinclair brings the thrill of the arcade into your home)
Crash2.84page 47(LivingGuide) [full page]
Crash3.84page 48(LivingGuide) [full page]
Sinclair User3.84page 54(Feature - Interface games are fast but not furious)[full page]
Crash4.84page 64(LivingGuide) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.85page 11(Hack/Poke) [full page]

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