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Full titleDesperado
Year of release1987
PublisherTopo Soft (Spain)
Re-released byGo! (UK) (as 'Gunsmoke')
Author(s)Juan Carlos Garcia, Miguel Blanco Viu, Julio A. Martin Erro, Javier Cano Fuente, Gonzalo Martin Erro, Jose Manuel Munoz Perez, Gominolas
Tie-in licenceCapcom (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Gunsmoke)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageMultiple languages
Original publicationCommercial
Original price875 ptas.
£8.99 (£12.99 for disk version)
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on side A of covertape SU issue 109: Great Eight 1 (Sinclair User)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover game
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Desperado
2. Desperado 2
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX and NES
Score 6.86 (37 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageEncoding scheme
Original release48KM-34404-1987SpanishUnspecified custom loader

Additional material
Desperado_2.gif6,231(Loading screen)
Desperado_2.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Desperado_2.gif6,185(In-game screen)
Desperado.pdf20,012(Spanish instructions)
Desperado.png345,578(Game map)
Desperado.jpg55,605(Cassette inlay)
Desperado(Gunsmoke)(Go).jpg104,406(Re-release cassette inlay)
Desperado(Gunsmoke)(Go).ay.zip1,578(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
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ACE7.88page 60(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User3.91(CoverGame - on tape but no info in mag)
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MicroHobby11.87page 22(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby2.88page 48(Justicieros)[full page]
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