In mid 1986, Sinclair added a Games cartridge containing Breakout, Gun, Hunt, Pirate and Zfred to the standard software supplied with the boxed Sinclair QL.

Zfred was an implementation of the arcade game Q*Bert and is probably the same game which was originally marketed by New Horizons Software as QBert.

The original is limited to 128K machines because of the way it currently pokes in a new character set - this has been adapted to run using Toolkit II commands.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Games Cartridge - ZFred
Title: Zfred
Language: SuperBASIC
Author: New Horizons
Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: Original Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Freeware
Price as at April 1985: £10
Sources Available from: Included
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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