General info for: Death Pit
Original Release Year:
Never released - recovered
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Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
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The game was advertised quite extensively in 1985 by Durell and was completed but not considered good enough for release. An article in issue 25 of Crash remarked: "although halfway through the project there was a moment when it looked like the game might make a commercial release, it didn't come up to scratch".

Clive Townsend, however, did use some of the routines from this game in the programming of Saboteur.

The available development version was recovered in 2007.
Other platforms:
Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Death Pit image, screenshot or loading screen
Death Pit image, screenshot or loading screen
Main File Downloads

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Compilations featuring this title
Release Year: 2018
Release Type: Full version
Titles in "Death Pit" Series
Number: 1
Title: Death Pit
Release: 1985
Number: 2
Title: Doom Pit
Release: 2018
Page: 50 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Two-page ad
Page: 6 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Two-page ad
Issue: 1984/12
Page: 12 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Two-page ad
Page: 14 (PDF) (VIEW)
Article Type: Two-page ad