Critical Mass
Release Year  1985
Original Publisher  Durell Software Ltd (UK)
Min. Hardware  ZX-Spectrum 48K
Language  English
Genre  Arcade Game: Shoot-em-up
Max. Players  1
Controls  Kempston, Redefineable keys
Original Price  £8.95
Features  Isometric 3D Graphics
Other Platforms  Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64
Average mag. score  85.00% (4 reviews)
Martijn's WoS score  80.7% (31 votes)

Re-releases
     #1 - EDOS (UK)
     #2 - Encore (UK)(1985)
     #3 - Erbe Software S.A. (Spain)(1985)
     #4 - IBSA (Spain)(1985)

Authors/Contributors
     Simon Francis (UK) - ?
     Julian Breeze (UK) - ?
     Tim Hayward - Inlay/Poster Art

Review Awards
     "Crash Smash"at Crashissue #23 - 1985/12page 24
     "Your Spectrum Dougie's Rave Of The Month"at Your Spectrumissue #21 - 1985/12page 47

Compilations
     Full version inBig 4(1986)by Durell Software Ltd (UK)
     Full version inTop 10 Collection(1988)by Hit-Pak (UK)

Main File Downloads
     FilenameReleaseMachineSchemeLanguageComments
CriticalMass.tap.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(???)English
 CriticalMass.tzx.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(Unspecified custom loader)English
CriticalMass(Encore).tzx.zip#2ZX-Spectrum 48K(None)English
CriticalMass(MediumCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip#3ZX-Spectrum 48K(None)English - (Medium Case)
 CriticalMass(SmallCase)(IBSA).tzx.zip#4ZX-Spectrum 48K(Unspecified custom loader)English - (Small Case)

Additional File Downloads
     FilenameSizeReleaseTypeLanguageComments
     CriticalMass.scr6,912OriginalLoading screen
     CriticalMass.gif1,029OriginalRunning screen
     CriticalMass.jpg329,603OriginalCassette inlay
     CriticalMass.txt5,815OriginalInstructionsEnglish
     CriticalMass.jpg154,731OriginalAdvertisement
     Critical Mass (1985)(Durell Software).pok34OriginalPOK pokes file
     CriticalMass(Encore).jpg369,432#2Cassette inlay
     CriticalMass(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg118,980#3Cassette inlay
     CriticalMass(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf11,573#3InstructionsSpanish
     CriticalMass(IBSA).jpg110,064#4Cassette inlay

Magazine Reviews
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #51-1986/1page 20- Review
     Computer Gamerissue #9-1985/12page 72- Review
     Crashissue #23-1985/12page 24- Review: 90%
     MicroHobbyissue #56-1985/12page 15- Review - Nuevo
     Sinclair Userissue #45-1985/12page 21- Review: 4/5
     Your Computerissue 1985/12page 46- Review: 4/5
     Your Spectrumissue #21-1985/12page 47- Review: 9/10

Magazine References
     Crashissue #22-1985/11page 17- Preview
     Crashissue #27-1986/4-"Playing Tips Special"page 5- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue #59-1988/12page 44- Hack/Poke
     MicroHobbyissue #119-1987/3page 23- Tips - Tokes
     YS Smash Tipsissue 1988/8page 11- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #4-1986/4page 32- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #4-1986/4page 39- Tips

Magazine Advertisements
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #29-1990/2page 17- Advert - Encore advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #48-1985/10page 10- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #49-1985/11page 19- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #50-1985/12page 55- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #51-1986/1page 18- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #54-1986/4page 45- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #99-1990/2page 15- Advert - Encore advert
     Computer Gamerissue #8-1985/11page 28- Full-page ad
     Computer Gamerissue #9-1985/12page 54- Full-page ad
     Computer Gamerissue #10-1986/1page 53- Full-page ad
     Crashissue #26-1986/3page 43- Advert
     Crashissue #27-1986/4page 27- Advert
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #133-1985/10/8-"week#2"page 2- Full-page ad
     Sinclair Userissue #43-1985/10page 29- Full-page ad
     Sinclair Userissue #45-1985/12page 105- Full-page ad
     Your Computerissue 1985/11page 8- Full-page ad
     Your Computerissue 1985/12page 10- Full-page ad
     ZX Computingissue #22-1985/12page 123- Full-page ad
     ZX Computingissue #24-1986/4page 47- Advert

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