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Way of the Exploding Fist, The

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Full titleWay of the Exploding Fist, The
Year of release1985
PublisherMelbourne House (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)
Jackson Soft (Italy)
Ricochet (UK)
Author(s)Beam Software (Gregg Barnett, Greg Holland, Steven Taylor, William Tang)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right), Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Solo beat-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£8.95
395 ptas.
Budget price£1.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation 20 Chart Busters (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation 30 Red Hot Hits (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side A of the compilation 40 Principales Vol. 6, Los (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Five Star Games 3 (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Karate Ace (Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Super 10, El (Erbe Software S.A.)
Participant in the Game of the Year Awards 1985
Features Martial Arts
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Remarks2nd place in the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Game of the Year.
Winner of the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Best Sports Game.
2nd place in the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Best Spectrum Game.
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Way of the Exploding Fist, The
2. Fist II: The Legend Continues
3. Exploding Fist +
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and Commodore Plus/4
Score 8.30 (319 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.tzx.zip28,385(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release97808616162511985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.tap.zip36,895((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(DroSoft).tzx.zip28,319(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release2MT087M-3418-19881988
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(MediumCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip27,542(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release2900ptas.1985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(SmallCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip28,500(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-33578-19851985
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(Ricochet).tzx.zip28,415(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseRS01850129674004531988

Additional material
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.gif6,281(Loading screen)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.gif5,791(In-game screen)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.pdf118,803(English instructions)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.txt12,726(English instructions)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe_German.txt14,163(German instructions)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf126,588(Spanish instructions)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt10,338(Spanish instructions)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.png16,224(Game map)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe.jpg224,821(Cassette inlay)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(DroSoft).jpg118,599(Re-release cassette inlay)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg117,706(Re-release cassette inlay)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg165,311(Re-release cassette inlay)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_3.jpg33,276(Re-release cassette inlay)
WayOfTheExplodingFistThe(Ricochet).jpg91,724(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Computer Gamer8.85page 64(Review) [full page]
Your Computer8.85page 25(News/Note) [full page]
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Home Computing Weekly9.85page 111(News/Note) [full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 213(Review) [full page]
Computer Gamer10.85page 74(Review) [full page]
Crash10.85page 12(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.85page 103(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User10.85page 27(Review) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.85page 17(Feature - Fist Fight)[full page]
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Popular Computing Weekly3.86page 304(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer8.86page 14(Feature - The Spectrum Collection - Update) [full page]
Computer Gamer6.87page 56(Tips) [full page]
Crash10.87page 41(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User3.88page 31(Review) [full page]
ACE5.88page 70(Feature - Double Trouble (two-player games)) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 60(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash9.88page 88(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.90page 27(Feature - Complete Guide to Beat-em-ups)[full page]
ACE3.91page 69(Feature - The ACE guide to THE GREATEST GAMES of all time (probably)) [full page]
Sinclair User3.93page 16(Hack/Poke) [full page]
MicroHobby9.85page 22(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby Especial11.85page 23(Supercincuenta)[full page]
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