General info for: SOS
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Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
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Control Types:
Kempston, Interface 2 (right)
Known Errors:
Simon recalls: "95% of this was hand assembled on paper first and then entered into memory byte by byte, including all of the graphics. At the time I was writing this there were virtually no tools for the Spectrum let alone an assembler.

Just before it was about to go for duplication and was being tested I was asked to move the initial setup of ships as people found it was too hard at one point. Due to the way this then affected levels further in the game this actually ended up making the game very much harder further in which I found annoying. So the version that was released on the flip side of Pipeline actually had the original configuration and was overall a better experience. - The Directors cut if you will."
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License Information

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Compilation Details
Title: 20 Game Pack
Publisher: Comet
Release Year:
Original Price:
Title: Games Compendium
Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd
Release Year: 1988
Original Price:
Title: Pipeline + SOS
Publisher: Consolidated Software Marketing Ltd
Release Year: 1985
Original Price: £6.95
Compilation Contents

This title is not a compilation

Games In This Series (Under Development)

This title is not part of a series

Additional material
Loading Screen

SOS loading screen

Game Screen in-game
Author & Team Information

  Viper Software

Authors & Roles

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Release Information
Downloads (Loading Screens, Game Screens, Maps, Adverts & Instructions)
Cassette inlay:
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In-game screen:
Loading screen:
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Magazine References (Work in Progress)
Date: 1-1985
Page: 39
Article Type: Review
Date: 10-1984
Page: 44
Article Type: CompoEntry
Date: 9-1984
Page: 99
Article Type: Review
Date: 1-1985
Page: 42
Article Type: Review
Date: 7-1984
Page: 18
Article Type: Advert
Date: 8-1984
Page: 26
Article Type: Advert
Date: 10-1984
Page: 54
Article Type: Review
Date: 11-1984
Page: 212
Article Type: Advert
Date: 9-1984
Page: 319
Article Type: Review
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