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Zapper

Packaging for Sinclair QL Zapper with Eagle Instructions for Sinclair QL Zapper with Eagle

Zapper was published by Eidersoft and written by Janko MrsicFlögel. It is loosely based on the well-known Arcade game Space Invaders. In the game, you are defending a planet from swarms of aliens descending from above - there is nowhere to hide, just you and your trusted laser weapon. Fast and furious, the aliens can get past you to attack again from above and the more you shoot, the faster they move. Featuring excellent graphics, the game is controlled by cursor keys or cursor emulating joystick. The main issue with the game is that you can only fire one missile at a time.

Advertised features included:

  • 100% Machine Code game
  • 8 Levels of Multicolor Graphics
  • Super Smooth High Speed Action
  • Sound and High Score
  • 65K Code Length
  • Load Time 1 Min
  • Supports TV/Monitor
  • Joystick/Cursor

The program was originally advertised on its own, but in October 1985, Eidersoft started to bundle it with Eagle, for the same price.


Screenshot of Sinclair QL Zapper by Eidersoft
Title: Zapper
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Janko MrsicFlögel
Publisher: Eidersoft
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at July 1985: £10.95
Reviews: QL User (October 1985), QL World (October 1985), QL User (December 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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