Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

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Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

Post by CMcDougall » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:06 pm

Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion.....

got the original tape, inlay & folded insert (ULTRA RARE LOLPRICE?!).
not the re-release by Richochet or Superior PIASx [-(

noticed it says "Space Invasion" :shock: on the folded insert also
why :?:

was it not allowed to be called Commando in different countries :-k

just checked the 'acornpreservation.org' old site scans, it does not exist! :o
...time to get scanner out one day... :?

PS the beeb & elk versions are exactly the same(apart from loader screen is either Red or Green on some),
so just a money spinner to buy both BITD :|
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Post by davidb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:21 pm

Space Invasion is on side B of the Commando cassette, isn't it?

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Post by CMcDougall » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:23 pm

SideA & SideB are exactly the same, as just made images of them (after ALOT of fixing!)

the re-release was not Richochet #-o it was by Encore (which I also have :D )
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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:25 pm

CMcDougall wrote:PS the beeb & elk versions are exactly the same(apart from loader screen is either Red or Green on some),
so just a money spinner to buy both BITD :|
Does not surprise me with Elite Systems...

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Post by RobC » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:35 pm

I remember this as I bought the original on tape BITD.

Seems the Commando arcade game was called "Space Invasion" (with different sprites) in some countries as shooting aliens was thought to be less violent than shooting enemy soldiers...

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Post by CMcDougall » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 pm

^ ahh, so was for different countries :)
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will get a better pic when /if sun comes back out 8)

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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:54 am

Sun is back!

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Post by Pernod » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:25 am

Capcom released Commando as Space Invasion for the West German market. Same game but different sprites changing the enemies to alien robots to make it less violent to humans.
For the home versions Elite made C64 and Amstrad (maybe others?) versions of Space Invasion for the West German market.
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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:17 am

So why does the pictured leaflet have both names?

Was one meant to be torn off (the Commando one) leaving Space Invasion for the German market? :?:

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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:31 am

May be the Germans used the Commando sheet to put on sunbeds to steal.... :lol:
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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:03 pm

scanner out, & if you zoom in, the people under the tunnel have no faces :shock:
the truck on top of bridge is now a 'Hovercraft'
the guy on moped is now a 'Jetski'
and the soldiers on left are now 'Spacemen' with face shields....
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