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Full titleSplat!
Year of release1983
PublisherIncentive Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byAlternative Software Ltd (UK)
System 4 (Spain)
Author(s)Ian Andrew, Ian Morgan
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Maze
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£5.50
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 4 Most Thrillers (Alternative Software Ltd)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Off the Hook (Electric Dreams Software)
Participant in the C&VG 1983 Golden Joystick Awards
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Remarks4th place in the C&VG 1983 Golden Joystick Awards - Best Original Game.
Splat! came with a £500 prize. Ian Andrew - founder of Incentive - says that Splat! was the first game to offer a prize.
SPOT commentsSAM Coupe version available
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and SAM Coupe
Score 7.62 (55 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SplatV1.tzx.zip16,124(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1983None
SplatV2.tzx.zip18,496(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseN0011983Power-Load
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Splat.tap.zip16,119((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1983
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Splat(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip15,377(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAS11150151038711171987None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Splat(System4).tzx.zip15,386(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1SEA360M-29102-19881988None

Additional material
Splat.gif5,710(Loading screen)
Splat.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Splat.gif2,792(In-game screen)
Splat.txt1,134(English instructions)
Splat(System4).pdf11,226(Spanish instructions)
Splat.jpg172,910(Game map)
Splat_2.gif66,206(Game map)
Splat.jpg66,293(Cassette inlay)
Splat_2.jpg33,897(Cassette inlay)
Splat(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).jpg104,059(Re-release cassette inlay)
Splat(System4).jpg128,405(Re-release cassette inlay)
Splat_CompetitionInstructions.png575,659(Competition instructions)

Search The Tipshop The Tipshop has hints, cheats and/or POKEs for this game!
Preservation Team Shop This title is available for sale at The Preservation Team Shop!

Splat PC Retrospec (John Dow, Andy Noble) 2001 PC/Windows available
Splat Spooky 2004 PC/Windows available

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