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Zoids: The Battle Begins

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Full titleZoids: The Battle Begins
Also known asZoids
Year of release1985
PublisherMartech Games Ltd (UK)
Re-released byAlternative Software Ltd (UK)
Zafi Chip (Spain)
Zafiro Software Division (Spain)
Author(s)Chris Fayers, Electronic Pencil Company Ltd
Tie-in licenceTomy Electronics (original game: Zoids)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Redefineable keys
TypeTactical Combat
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Arcadia (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Five Star Games (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Also listed on Freebase
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and MSX
Score 6.56 (18 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.tzx.zip22,212(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50127530003001985SpeedLock 1
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Zoids-TheBattleBegins(different).tzx.zip22,428(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50127530003001985None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Zoids-TheBattleBegins.tap.zip29,456((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1985
Zoids-TheBattleBegins(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).tzx.zip22,053(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAS82350151037792391992SpeedLock 1

Additional material
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.gif6,871(Loading screen)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.gif5,390(In-game screen)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.txt17,960(English instructions)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins(ZafiChip).pdf315,157(Spanish instructions)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.jpg131,628(Game map)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins_2.jpg491,328(Game map)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins.jpg106,741(Cassette inlay)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins(AlternativeSoftwareLtd).jpg81,485(Re-release cassette inlay)
Zoids-TheBattleBegins(ZafiChip).jpg493,683(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Home Computing Weekly8.85page 206(News/Note) [full page]
Crash9.85page 21(Preview) [full page]
Crash9.85page 30(Feature - Can I Play With Your Zoid ... ?)[full page]
Home Computing Weekly9.85page 310(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer10.85page 7(News/Note) [full page]
Your Spectrum10.85page 13(News/Note) [full page]
Crash11.85page 45(Preview) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly1.86page 337(Review) [full page]
Your Computer1.86page 23(Tips) [full page]
Crash2.86page 16(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.86page 6(News/Note) [full page]
Computer Gamer3.86page 20(Feature) [full page]
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Crash3.86page 116(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games3.86page 22(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User3.86page 36(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.86page 36(Review) [full page]
Crash4.86page 45(Letter) [full page]
Crash Tips Special4.86page 17(Map) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.86page 46(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.86page 46(Feature) [full page]
Sinclair User5.86page 20(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.86page 23(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer Gamer8.86page 14(Feature - The Spectrum Collection - Update) [full page]
Trainspotter's Guide10.86page 13(Map) [full page]
ACE1.88page 144(News/Note) [full page]
ACE3.88page 110(News/Note) [full page]
ACE7.88page 31(Feature - Licence To Thrill?) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 63(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.92page 60(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby7.86page 14(Nuevo)[full page]

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