General info for: Frank N Stein
Title:
Frank N Stein
Genre:
Maximum Players:
1
Original Publisher:
Original Release Year:
Original Price:
£5.95
Original Publication:
Spanish Price:
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Multi-Play Type:
Control Types:
Kempston, Cursor, Interface 2 (right)
Known Errors:
Bugfix provided by the author Colin Stewart:

  • It's impossible to complete level 25 within the time limit. This can be fixed by adding an extra electric-shock item, giving the player more time.

    Fixed using POKE 26131,3: POKE 26132,16: POKE 26133,8


Bugfix provided by Battle Bunny:

  • The game randomly crashes after a few levels due to stack overflow as the machine stack eventually gets big enough to interfere with the screen data. The worst case is an implicit PUSH caused by the line "740C CD3775 CALL $7537". There are several places where the sub-routine starting at $7537 branches out with a "JP $7531", which does "CALL $81A4 : JP $7387", from where it's possible to get back down to $740C and do the "CALL $7537" again without having done a RET from the previous time. This case is fixed using the following patch:

            org  $75AB               ; 30123
    JP PATCH1 ; 195 114 196
    org $75D1 ; 30161
    JP PATCH1 ; 195 114 196
    org $765B ; 30299
    JP PATCH1 ; 195 114 196
    org $7687 ; 30343
    JP PATCH1 ; 195 114 196
    ; discard unused return address
    org $C472 ; 50290
    PATCH1: POP BC ; 193
    CALL $81A4 ; 205 164 129
    JP $7387 ; 195 135 115
  • The remaining (less serious) cases of stack overflow can all be fixed by simply resetting the stack pointer at the end of each level, using the following patch:

            org  $9BBF               ; 39871
    JP PATCH2 ; 195 121 196
    ; reset stack pointer at end of level
    org $C479 ; 50297
    ERR_SP: equ $5C3D ; 23613
    PATCH2: LD HL, (ERR_SP) ; 42 61 92
    DEC HL ; 43
    DEC HL ; 43
    LD SP, HL ; 249
    JP $6F16 ; 195 22 111


Modified "BUGFIX" file provided by Einar Saukas.
SPOT Comments:
License Information
Name: Mary Shelley
Country: UK
Type: Book
Original Name: Frankenstein
Compilation Details
Title: 48K issue 09
Publisher: Monser S.A.
Release Year: 1985
Original Price:
Title: 55
Publisher: PSS
Release Year: 1985
Original Price: £4.99
Title: Stars Spectrum issue 01 - Juegos
Publisher: Stars Spectrum
Release Year: 1985
Original Price:
Compilation Contents


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Games In This Series (Under Development)


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Additional material
Loading Screen

Frank N Stein loading screen


Game Screen

http://spectrumcomputing.co.uk//pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/f/FrankNStein.gif in-game
Author & Team Information

  no team

Authors & Roles


Sorry - No Roles Information Available

Other Platforms
Platform: Amstrad CPC
Hyperlink: Link

Release Information
£5.95
Downloads (Loading Screens, Game Screens, Maps, Adverts & Instructions)
Advertisement:
Cassette inlay:
Cassette inlay:
In-game screen:
Instructions:
Loading screen:
Magazine References (Work in Progress)
Date: 10-1984
Page: 37
Article Type: Advert
Date: 9-1984
Page: 139
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 1-1986
Page: 61
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 11-1984
Page: 90
Article Type: Review
Date: 1-1985
Page: 157
Article Type: Tips
Date: 9-1984
Page: 27
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 9-1984
Page: 9
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 11-1984
Page: 74
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 9-1984
Page: 17
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 1-1985
Page: 146
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 5-1987
Page: 65
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 6-1987
Page: 51
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 2-1987
Page: 92
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 10-1984
Page: 124
Article Type: Review
Date: 10-1985
Page: 52
Article Type: Review
Date: 1-1985
Page: 144
Article Type: Tips
Date: 1-1985
Page: 50
Article Type: Review
Date: 9-1984
Page: 9
Article Type: Advert
Date: 3-1985
Page: 19
Article Type: Feature
Date: 9-1984
Page: 4
Article Type: Review
Date: 11-1984
Page: 110
Article Type: Advert
Date: 9-1984
Page: 80
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 9-1984
Page: 14
Article Type: News/Note
Date: 10-1984
Page: 54
Article Type: Review
Date: 12-1984
Page: 125
Article Type: Tips
Date: 8-1984
Page: 304
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 8-1984
Page: 508
Article Type: Full-page ad
Date: 12-1984
Page: 348
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 8-1984
Page: 552
Article Type: Review
Date: 9-1984
Page: 119
Article Type: Review
Date: 1-1985
Page: 28
Article Type: Review
Date: 11-1984
Page: 29
Article Type: Review
Date: 10-1984
Page: 39
Article Type: Review
Date: 1-1985
Page: 46
Article Type: Review
Date: 10-1984
Page: 15
Article Type: Advert
Date: 1-1986
Page: 91
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 11-1984
Page: 42
Article Type: Feature
Date: 11-1984
Page: 42
Article Type: Feature
Date: 11-1984
Page: 47
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 2-1985
Page: 6
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 6-1985
Page: 6
Article Type: Hack/Poke
Date: 11-1984
Page: 42
Article Type: Review
Date: 12-1984
Page: 41
Article Type: Review