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Power Drift

[Cassette inlay] [Loading screen]
[In-game screen]
Full titlePower Drift
Year of release1989
PublisherActivision Inc (UK)
Re-released byMCM Software S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Software Studios (John Mullins, Clive Paul, Mr Pixels, David Lowe)
Tie-in licenceSega Enterprises Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Power Drift)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Race 'n' Chase
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on the compilation Triple (MCM Software S.A.)
Appeared on the compilation Wheels of Fire (Domark Ltd)
A demo version appeared on side B of covertape MicroHobby issue 195: Tape 17 (MicroHobby)
A demo version appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 47: Smash Tape 23 (Your Sinclair)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and MSX
Score 8.09 (34 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Original release48K/128K047875461071989SpeedLock 7
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KSEC714M-40369-19891989None
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KLYSEC714M-40369-19891989None
Re-releaseThe Hit Squad48K/128KAC3950131564125091991SpeedLock 7

Additional material
PowerDrift.gif7,107(Loading screen)
PowerDrift.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
PowerDrift.gif6,773(In-game screen)
PowerDrift.pdf2,725,254(Scanned English instructions)
PowerDrift.txt11,523(English instructions)
PowerDrift(MCMSoftwareS.A.).pdf14,347(Spanish instructions)
PowerDrift(MCMSoftwareS.A.).txt1,680(Spanish instructions)
PowerDrift_Back.jpg97,713(Cassette inlay)
PowerDrift_Front.jpg83,978(Cassette inlay)
PowerDrift(MCMSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg90,050(Re-release cassette inlay)
PowerDrift(MCMSoftwareS.A.)_Back.jpg159,126(Re-release cassette inlay)
PowerDrift(MCMSoftwareS.A.)_Front.jpg133,757(Re-release cassette inlay)
PowerDrift(TheHitSquad).jpg126,604(Re-release cassette inlay)
PowerDrift_InTheBox.zip2,016,447(In the box)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games8.89page 107(Preview) [full page]
Games Machine10.89page 8(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User10.89page 58(Feature) [full page]
ACE11.89page 19(Preview) [full page]
Crash11.89page 24(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 9(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 12(Preview) [full page]
ACE12.89page 92(Review) [full page]
ACE12.89page 135(Feature - Xmas '89) [full page]
Crash12.89page 70(Review) [full page]
Games Machine12.89page 90(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Sinclair User12.89page 39(Review) [full page]
Crash1.90page 39(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User1.90page 15(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.90page 23(Review) [full page]
Games Machine2.90page 69(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.90page 22(Letter) [full page]
Sinclair User12.91page 49(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.91page 68(Review) [full page]
Crash1.92page 63(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby12.89page 10(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby1.90page 12(Justicieros)[full page]
MicroHobby1.90page 32(Nuevo)[full page]

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Your Sinclair10.89page 35(Advert) [full page]
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ACE1.90page 13(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.90page 139(Full-page ad) [full page]
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