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Shadow of the Unicorn

[Cassette inlay] [Loading screen]
[In-game screen]
Full titleShadow of the Unicorn
Year of release1985
PublisherMikro-Gen Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Author(s)Dale McLoughlin, Shelley McLoughlin
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeAdventure: Graphic
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£14.95
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoFeatures Bookware
RemarksThis game came with the Mikro-Plus interface, containing a 16K shadow ROM and joystick port.
The ROM image can be found in the 'Additional material' section below.
Fraser Ross created a Shadow of the Unicorn ROM Loader for the +2A/+3, which loads this ROM into RAM, allowing playing the game without the additional hardware device.
SPOT commentswith Mikro-Plus 16k plug-in; first -and last- Mikro-Plus game
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Timex
Score 8.15 (28 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.tzx.zip22,958(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseUnspecified custom loader
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator ShadowOfTheUnicorn.z80.zip24,644((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)

Additional material
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.gif1,969(Loading screen)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.gif4,106(In-game screen)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.txt2,803(English instructions)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.zip231,869(Scanned English instructions)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf16,471(Spanish instructions)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.jpg384,666(Game map)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn_2.jpg529,751(Game map)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn_3.png3,899,885(Game map)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn_Back.jpg129,407(Cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn_Front.jpg81,388(Cassette inlay)
ShadowOfTheUnicorn.rom.zip12,851(Mikro-Plus interface ROM image)

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Magazine references
Home Computing Weekly7.85page 504(News/Note) [full page]
Crash8.85page 20(Feature - With the 64k Spectrum)[full page]
Popular Computing Weekly8.85page 404(News/Note) [full page]
Your Computer8.85page 13(News/Note) [full page]
Crash9.85page 14(Feature - Of Shadowed Roms And Unicorns)[full page]
Computer & Video Games9.85page 19(News/Note) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 311(News/Note) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly10.85page 536(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User10.85page 23(Preview) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.85page 5(News/Note) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly11.85page 214(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly11.85page 232(News/Note) [full page]
Your Computer11.85page 23(News/Note) [full page]
Crash12.85page 82(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.85page 29(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User12.85page 25(Review) [full page]
Crash1.86page 164(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User1.86page 5(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User1.86page 54(Feature - Joysticks: Sticking to the best) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.86page 38(Review) [full page]
ACE12.87page 20(Feature - Great Micro Disasters) [full page]
MicroHobby11.85page 12(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby11.85page 14(Mapa)[full page]
MicroHobby3.86page 26(Solucion - part 1)[full page]
MicroHobby4.86page 11(Solucion - part 2)[full page]
MicroHobby4.86page 14(Solucion - part 3)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Home Computing Weekly8.85page 317(Advert - MIKRO-Plus) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly8.85page 417(Advert - MIKRO-Plus) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly8.85page 439(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 127(Full-page ad - MIKRO-Plus) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 147(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 239(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 339(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 439(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash10.85page 57(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.85page 99(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly10.85page 139(Full-page ad) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly10.85page 239(Full-page ad) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly10.85page 341(Full-page ad) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly10.85page 506(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User10.85page 51(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash11.85page 122(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.85page 53(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User11.85page 57(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash12.85page 128(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User Annual0.86page 63(Full-page ad)

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