MISSING IN ACTION - TEXT ADVENTURES

A joint effort of Martijn van der Heide, Steve Brown, Andy Barker, Tony Barnett and Juan Pablo López-Grao.


Thought that nearly all games ever written were available from this site? Guess again! Here you find a huge list of all games known to be commercially produced, but which are not available in this archive yet.

Any help in resolving these is highly appreciated!

Please help us shorten this list and turn all game names into download links. If possible, please provide them in TAP or TZX format (and I don't mean multifaced files!), so the loading screen and any additional data (extra levels etc) are present. Files that were only ever released on disk can of course be provided in disk-image format (DSK or TRD).

Please look carefully and match both the game's name as well as the publisher's name. For example, Ant Attack is on the list, but this is not the one from Sandy White (that one has been in the archive for years).

Uploads can be done using either HTTP or FTP. Please see this page for more info.

Please make sure to also check the Spectrum Tape Preservation project!


Games already available, but incomplete or broken, are printed in italics, and the column 'Replace' tells the reason.
Column 'M' means: this is a multiloading game (so we really need a TAP or TZX file)



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Name                                                Year Publisher                            Lan Memory Type

2001.5 - A Space Idiot                              1986 Microtech Systems [1]                        48 Adv    


Acheton 1988 Topologika +3 Adv Adrift in Space 1985 Mogul Communications Ltd 48 Adv Adventure 1987 Adventure Software 48 Adv Adventure 1984 Berrysoft 48 Adv Adventure 1 1983 Chapman and Beckingham Software 48 Adv Adventure on the Planet Akma 1984 Dowsoft! 48 Adv After the Fire 1984 Digital Fantasia 48 Adv Aktenzeichen Mohn 1985 B. Bartis Ger 48 Adv Andromeda Trophy 1984 Finsbury Software 48 Adv Antagonists, The 1985 Addison-Wesley Productions Dut 48 Adv Original release missing Arcane Quest 1983 Kayde Software Ltd 48 Adv Archimedes' Magic Screw 1983 Applications Software Specialities 48 Adv A.R.E.N.A. Top Ten Software 48 Adv Asiento 1987 Interceptor Software 48 Adv Assylum 1984 Micromicon 48 Adv Aventura Aurelio Biedma Gil Spa 48 Adv Aventura del Hacker, La 1989 Juan Alonso Exposito Escrig Spa 48 Adv Avon 1989 Topologika +3 Adv
Battlecruiser 1984 DLT Games 48 Adv Beer Hunter, The 1986 Global Software 48 Adv Bermuda Triangle 1983 Kricon Ltd 48 Adv Bizzarre 1984 Robsoft [1] 48 Adv Black House 1989 Atlantic Soft Spa 48 Adv Bond, The 1984 R. Stobbe Ger 48 Adv Book of Shadows, The 1987 Willysoft UK 48 Adv Borrowed Time 1992 48 Adv Braindeath 48 Adv Bundeswehr Nein Danke 1986 A. Henrich Ger 48 Adv
Cambridge 1983 Twig Systems Software 48 Adv Castle Dracula 1987 Mercury Software 48 Adv Castle of Death 1983 Electra Software 48 Adv Castle of Death Video Force 48 Adv Castle of Doom 1983 Specsoft 48 Adv Chip, Der 1986 Unicorn Soft Ger 48 Adv Christmas Adventure, A 1983 Little Softie Ltd 48 Adv Clash of the Princes - the Warlock'S 1986 F & F Software 48 Adv Clash of the Princes - the Warrior W 1986 F & F Software 48 Adv Cloak of Death 1984 Mind Games 48 Adv Clues'o' 1985 Imperial Software 48 Adv Collwobbles 1985 H. Ziehms Ger 48 Adv Colossal Cave 1985 G.L. Watson 48 Adv Connecticut Apple Affair, The 1984 Omni Software 48 Adv Contract 1985 Nationsoft 48 Adv Cornilius 1987 Bismilla 48 Adv Corridors of the Nethermind 1985 Celtic Software 48 Adv Countdown to Doom 1988 Topologika +3 Adv Craze 1984 Odyssey Computing 48 Adv Crazier 1984 Odyssey Computing 48 Adv Crazy Adventure 1 1983 Andrew Storey 48 Adv Creepy-Land 1983 T. Jevon 16 Adv Cricklewood Incident, The 1984 Salamander Software 48 Adv Crimble 1986 Microtech Systems [1] 48 Adv Cronicas Arcanas 1989 JSJ Soft Ltd Spa 48 Adv Crypt, The 1983 Kuma Computers Ltd 48 Adv Crystal Cavern 1984 Dream Software Ltd 48 Adv Cueva del Tiempo, La 1991 Rocassoft Corp. Ltd Spa 48 Adv Cup, The 1987 River Software 48 Adv Original release missing Curse of the Crown 1988 Bubble Bus Software 48 Adv
Dead at the Controls 1985 Artic Computing Ltd 48 Adv Destiny 1987 Wrightchoice Software 48 Adv Devil To Pay, The 1984 Computascope for Fun 48 Adv Diosa de Cozumel [2] Samusoft Spa 48 Adv Disappearance! 1992 Advanced Adventure Creations Spa 48 Adv Original release missing Doctor Who and the Warlords 1984 BBC Software 48 Adv Dole Queue Sentient Software Ltd 48 Adv Domain of Epsilon 48 Adv Domed City, The 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Doxy E.S.A. Productions Cze 48 Adv Dragon Isle 1983 Nutime 48 Adv Dragonsword 1984 Micromicon 48 Adv Dragon World 1984 Britannia Software Ltd 48 Adv Dr. Bongo's Safari Park 1983 Custom Software 16 Adv Dr Watt and the Darlics 1984 Jaxsoft Software 48 Adv
Eric and the Magic Torch Craig Richard Davies 48 Adv Escape from Foris Isle 1984 Andrew Goble 48 Adv Escape from School 1989 Teachers Pet Software 48 Adv Escape from Stalag 13 1985 AGS 48 Adv Escape from Xenon 1985 T.J. Garner 48 Adv Examen, El Rock'n'Soft Spa 48 Adv Excalibur 1990 Jose Damian de la Flor San Vicente Spa 48 Adv Exciting Adventure 1982 Russed Software 48 Adv
Fairground 1983 Knight's 48 Adv Fantasy World 1984 Basic Software 48 Adv Fat Frumos Rom 48 Adv Find the Elven King's Treasure 1984 J.G. Martin 48 Adv Forbidden City 1984 GJS Software 48 Adv Fourth Kind, The 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Freak 1986 L. Martschin Ger 48 Adv Frightened Fantasy 1987 Dented Designs 48 Adv Frog Face 1984 Positive Image 48 Adv Frontier of Warriors: Mayday Call, The 2007 Zeropolis Element 48 Adv Fuga de BE-31 1989 Francisco Bretones Castillo Spa 48 Adv
Galeon, El Jose Antonio Casarrubios Spa 48 Adv Gemini Mission 1984 Sean Bolton 48 Adv Ghosthunters 1985 Duncan Bowen School 48 Adv Ghost of Radun, The 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Goddess 1986 Stargate 48 Adv Goldene Stab, Der 1984 Geilsoft Ger 48 Adv Golden Mask, The 1984 Ramp Software 48 Adv Grade, The 1984 Adventurers Anonymous 48 Adv Gran Aventura en las Islas Salomon, La 1991 Hispanis Adventures Spa 128 Adv Greedy Dwarf, The 1984 Goldstar 48 Adv Guant the Nipper 1987 Rocassoft Corp. Ltd Spa 48 Adv Guant the Nipper II 1988 Rocassoft Corp. Ltd Spa 48 Adv Guant the Nipper III 1992 Rocassoft Corp. Ltd Spa 48 Adv Guant the Nipper IV 1992 Rocassoft Corp. Ltd Spa 48 Adv Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? 1984 Classic Software 48 Adv Guest, The 1987 Stephen Wadsworth 48 Adv Gunpowder Plot 1984 Jaxsoft Software 48 Adv
Hades 1989 Antonio Baena Sanchez Spa 48 Adv Hand, The 1987 Pearl Software 48 Adv Hasha the Thief 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Haunted House 1988 Incentive Software Ltd 48 Adv Heart of Gern, The 1987 PCBs 48 Adv Hells Bells 1984 Jaxsoft Software 16 Adv Horror Atoll 1983 Kayde Software Ltd 48 Adv Original release missing House of Horror Adventure 1983 T. Jevon 16 Adv House, The 1984 Celyn Jones Software 48 Adv How to Die in the Nuclear Age 1984 J. Blackmore 48 Adv Hummer House of Horror 1983 Stephen N. Curtis 48 Adv Original release missing
In den Beginne 1984 MCN Software [1] Dut 48 Adv In Search of The Quill 1984 Jaxsoft Software 48 Adv Inspector Flukeit 1987 Axxent Software 48 Adv Original release missing Intravoid 1984 Delta 4 Software 48 Adv Island, The 1984 M. Hagan 48 Adv Island, The The Guild 48 Adv Islets of Langerhans 1984 Amazing Games [1] 48 Adv It's a Myth-tery 1984 Mythsoft 48 Adv Ivor - Escape from the Asylum 1984 Rhiannon's Citidal 48 Adv
Jade Necklace, The 1987 River Software 48 Adv Original release missing Jet Set Wally Lumpsoft 48 Adv Jolly Poppa Down Top Ten Software 48 Adv
Karniferous Forest, The 1985 David Rushall 48 Adv Kartagngon 2 1986 Bluff Relay 48 Adv KenTaylor 1985 Roy Stead 48 Adv Key of Hope, The 1985 Games Workshop 48 Adv Key to Paradox Top Ten Software 48 Adv Kill Horocus and Find the Parchment of Peace 1984 L. Cope 48 Adv Kingdom of Hamil 1988 Topologika +3 Adv Kingdom Quest 1983 Fantasy Adventure Research 48 Adv Klartz & the Dark Forces 1984 Dragon Dungeon 48 Adv Kon 1987 Anthony P. Hamilton 48 Adv Korg 1984 B.S. Cross 48 Adv Kraal's Kingdom 1984 Buntasoft 48 Adv
Land of No Return Video Force 48 Adv Lapwing 1985 Kenny Brown 48 Adv Last Days of Doom 1988 Topologika +3 Adv Last Jedi, The 1984 Amazing Games [1] 48 Adv Last Ship of Zendok, The 1984 Nova Software [1] 48 Adv Legacy of Light, The 1985 Mastervision 48 Adv Libro de Krown, El 1989 Jose Antonio Fernandez Seguido Spa 48 Adv Licensed to Chip Futuresoft 48 Adv Lord Boom Soft Spa 48 Adv Lord of the Underworld 1983 VII Soft Computer Services 48 Adv Loric 1984 Andrew Storey 48 Adv Lost Children, The 1997 The Adventure Workshop 128 Adv Original release missing Lost Island 1983 JRS Software Ltd 16 Adv Lost Legacy of Xim, The 1988 Skyslip Software 48 Adv Lost Phirious, The 1986 Vidipix 48 Adv Lost World, The 1986 Walter Pooley 48 Adv Love 1983 Remsoft Arcade Designs Ltd 16 Adv Lovetoy 1986 Stargate 48 Adv
Magical Mystery Tour unpublished 48 Adv Magician's Ball, The 1985 Global Software 48 Adv Magician's Nephew, The unpublished 48 Adv Mandrake's Domain unpublished 48 Adv Matter for a Super Hero, A Bolsoftware Communications Ltd Spa 128 Adv Megalith Man 1985 Goltek Publications 48 Adv Merlin's Quest 1984 SKS Software 48 Adv Meteorite Strike 1988 Kelsoft 48 Adv Metsys 1989 Duo Soft Spa 48 Adv Miami Mice Anthony Collins 48 Adv Midwinter 1984 Digital Fantasia 48 Adv Minister for Alien Affairs, The 1986 Mandarin Software 48 Adv Misterioso Programa 1989 Marcos Escudeiro/Antonio Mosquera Spa 48 Adv Monkey Island Adventure 2011 Zeropolis Element 48 Adv Moonlander 1983 WB Software 48 Adv Moroni 1984 Rhiannon's Citidal 48 Adv Mountain of Tunnels 1983 S. Craythorn 48 Adv Mouse, The 1985 J. Griffiths 48 Adv MUD 1985 Century Software [1] 48 Adv Mysterious Island 1983 JN Software 48 Adv Myth 1989 Rainbird Software Ltd +3 Adv
Napoleon 1985 Pw/Mcs Ger 16 Adv Nasty Mountain 1982 Giltrole Ltd 16 Adv Nightboat 1986 Karl Crawford 48 Adv Nightmare 1989 Exclusive Software 48 Adv Nova 1988 Incentive Software Ltd 48 Adv Nythyhel 1987 Anthony Collins 48 Adv Original release missing
Old Scores 1985 Global Software 48 Adv On the Run 1989 Alfo Software 48 Adv Operation Roman Gaul 1984 Specsoft 48 Adv Operation SOS 1985 Nightingale Software 48 Adv Orion Quest 1984 Argus Press Software Ltd 48 Adv Out of the Blue 1985 Indigo 48 Adv
Pagoda 1983 Alphoid 48 Adv Pains of a Window Cleaner, The 1985 Shulwater Ltd 48 Adv Pajaro de Fuego, El Seroco Soft Spa 128 Adv Palace Hotel 1989 Carlos Garcia de Paredes Ucero Spa 48 Adv Original release missing Parisian Knights 1989 Abstract Concepts 48 Adv Parsifal 1984 Digital Dexterity 48 Adv Pay-Off, The 1985 Bignose Software 48 Adv Peter Rabbit and Father Willow 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Peter Rabbit and the Magic Carrot 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Peter Rabbit and the Naughty Owl 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Phantasia 1985 Pw/Mcs Ger 16 Adv Pharaon 1987 Loriciels Fre 48 Adv Philosopher's Quest 1988 Topologika +3 Adv Picnic Adventure 1983 Kayde Software Ltd 48 Adv Pink Pearl, The 1984 Astrosoft Games 48 Adv Pirate Island 1983 Work Force 48 Adv Plaga Daniel Rodriguez Herrera Spa 48 Adv Planet Earth 1986 Bluff Relay 48 Adv Plot Hatcher 1988 Smart Egg Software 48 Adv Prisoner of the Village, The 1984 Spoof Software 48 Adv Private Eye 1983 Butterfly Software 48 Adv Promotional Prospect, A 1994 Dream World Adventures 48 Adv Protectors, The 1983 Time Travels Inc 48 Adv Psychedelic Warp 1986 Silversoft Ltd 48 Adv Psychomythic Mind Drama 1984 Mythsoft 48 Adv Pub Crawl 1985 TV Soft 48 Adv Public School 1984 Fair Software 48 Adv Puerta, La 1989 Alberto M. Barragan/Mario M. Cortina Spa 48 Adv Pyramid 1992 Walter Pooley 48 Adv Original release missing Pyramide 1985 Pw/Mcs Ger 16 Adv
Queen of the Mirror 1991 Elven Adventurers 48 Adv Quest for the Golden Scarab, The Daniel Tietze 48 Adv Quest for the Green Frog, The 1986 Bjorn E. Nyberg 48 Adv Quest for the Orb 1985 David Cowling 48 Adv Quest on Gorl 1984 L. Quinton 48 Adv
Rabbit 1984 Fisher 48 Adv Rain 1985 J. Griffiths 48 Adv Rainbow Land Ismael Estevez Spa 48 Adv Rainbow Warriors 1989 Red Wolf Spa 48 Adv Rattus-Rex 1985 A. Henrich Ger 48 Adv Reino de Atranta, El Rock'n'Soft Spa 48 Adv Reino de Fantasia Angel Fernandez Garcia Spa 48 Adv Return of Sock, The 1987 Spectrum Adventure Exchange Club 48 Adv Return to Civilisation 1987 Ian J. Rogers 48 Adv Return to Doom 1988 Topologika +3 Adv Return to Mars 1984 Pensoft 48 Adv Rock, The 1987 Karl Crawford 48 Adv Rogue Ship 1984 Alan Pywell 48 Adv Rogue Ship 1985 Altair Software 48 Adv Rolmer en Manhattan 1989 Jose Baltasar Garcia Perez-Schofield Spa 48 Adv Romeo and Juliet 1988 Avonsoft 128 Adv Roofmania 2002 Techno Lab Rus 128 Adv Roundsby Incident, The 1983 Kayde Software Ltd 48 Adv Runestone 1986 Games Workshop 48 Adv Original release missing Running Free 1986 Bluff Relay 48 Adv
Safari 1984 Andrew Storey 48 Adv Safari 1984 Odyssey Computing 48 Adv Safe As Houses 1989 Teachers Pet Software 48 Adv Sagan om Ringen 1984 Peter Tjernstrom Swe 48 Adv Salvage 1983 Custom Software 16 Adv Sanity Man 1986 Powerhouse Software 48 Adv Satan's Servants 1986 Taylorsoft 48 Adv Schatz Des Minotaurus, Der 1984 T. Korber Ger 48 Adv Schatzsuche Im Irrgarten 1984 Wicosoft Ger 48 Adv Schloss Greiffenklau 1985 Pw/Mcs Ger 16 Adv School 1984 Baumsoft Ger 48 Adv School Adventure Daniel Tietze 48 Adv School Caper 1987 Magic Realm Games 48 Adv Secret City of Kokos Khan, The 1986 Bjorn E. Nyberg 48 Adv Secret Mission 1991 Dark Green Enterprises 48 Adv Secret of Arendarvon Castle, The 1985 Addison-Wesley Productions Dut 48 Adv Original release missing Seven Cities of Cibola, The 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Seven Spanish Angels Adventure Probe Software 128 Adv Sheerluck Holmes and Dr. Witsend 1987 Speccysoft 48 Adv Show Crazy 1984 Ssoft 48 Adv Simple Case of Espionage, A 1988 Skyslip Software 48 Adv Skelvullyn Twine 1986 Peter G. Pointon 48 Adv Original release missing Snow Joke 1985 Mythsoft 48 Adv Space Doubt CRL Group PLC 48 Adv Space Hunter 1987 DEV Software 48 Adv Space Ship Adventure 1982 CP Software 48 Adv Stainless Steel Rat, The 1984 Mosaic Publishing Ltd 48 Adv Station 9-Zero Under Attack 1987 Armadillo Soft 48 Adv Stronghold 1984 Odyssey Computing 48 Adv Survivor 1984 Redwhite Software 48 Adv Survivor, The 1984 Aztec Software 48 Adv Sword of Kings 1987 Interceptor Software 48 Adv Sword of the Samurai 1986 Adventuresoft UK Ltd 48 Adv
Take the Strain 1983 Twig Systems Software 48 Adv Terra Fugit 1987 Willysoft UK 48 Adv Terror Castle 1984 Quickbeam Software 48 Adv Texture 1984 James Paton 48 Adv Theme Park U.K. 1993 River Software 48 Adv Original release missing Theseus and the Minotaur 1990 Anthony Collins 48 Adv Original release missing Thief! 1989 Philip Downey 48 Adv Thriller 1985 Amazing Games [1] 48 Adv Throbbit, The 1985 T.J. Garner 48 Adv Through the Pentacle 1985 T.J. Garner 48 Adv Tijeras 1992 Year Zero Software Spa 48 Adv Timepolice 1984 V. Dittmar Ger 48 Adv Timesearch 1984 Millenium Software 48 Adv Time Slip 1983 Griffin Software [1] 48 Adv Time Warp 1983 Cabsoft 48 Adv Tomb of Rews 1984 Flashing Swords Adventures 48 Adv Tomb of the Golden Lion James Whitfield/Andrew Martin 48 Adv Total War 1992 Thomas' Software Cze 48 Adv Broken Tower of Brasht, The 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Tower of Death 1983 Tribune Software 16 Adv Tower, The 1983 Twig Systems Software 48 Adv Trail, The 1984 Morsoft 48 Adv Travels in Rashan 1983 Venn Software 48 Adv Treasure 1986 David Edgar 48 Adv Original release missing Treasure Island 1983 Griffin Software [1] 48 Adv Treasures of Mosht 1983 Venn Software 48 Adv Tummy Digs Goes Shopping 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Tummy Digs Goes Walking in the Forest 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Tut-Ench-Amun 1985 Pw/Mcs Ger 16 Adv Tyrant of Grahim 1983 Venn Software 48 Adv
Ultimate Quest, The 1984 4th Dimension [1] 48 Adv Untitled Adventure 1983 M. Dixon 48 Adv Upper Gumtree 1984 Richard Shepherd Software Ltd 48 Adv Upper School Adventure 1984 B. Jackson 48 Adv Urwald 1985 Pw/Mcs Ger 16 Adv
Very Nasty Mountain 1982 Giltrole Ltd 16 Adv Village of Death 1984 Specsoft 48 Adv Voyage, The 1986 DEV Software 48 Adv
Warcry! 1987 Arena Software 48 Adv Warriors Revenge 1984 Video Force 48 Adv Waster, The 1984 Harddata 48 Adv Waydor 1984 IMS Software 48 Adv Where Sparrows Daren't 1985 T.J. Garner 48 Adv White House Assault 1984 F. Roberts 16 Adv White Sepulchre, The 1984 Ramtrix Software 48 Adv Winston 1984 Bootleg 48 Adv Wizard of Sham, The 1982 C.P.S. Games 16 Adv Wonderworm 1984 Havensoft 48 Adv
Zelos the Evil 1985 Altair Software 48 Adv Zone, The 1984 Arcade Software 48 Adv Zvezdani Zatvorenik 1989 Milivoy Kostic Ser 48 Adv
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