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Peter Scott

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"Thunderstruck is one of the best arcade adventures that I have played on the Electron."
Electron User

"The game's graphics are big and brightly coloured, the puzzles varied in their levels of difficulty."
The Micro User


You are SPRECO (the SPace REfuse COllector) who has been transported by a space/time thunderstorm to an eerie castle. All you want to do is get back to Myrtle and the kids, but here you are trapped in these strange mediaeval surroundings with your Assisdroids. They dislike it as much as you do and, because they think it's your fault, are decidedly hostile. There are various objects littered around the castle that you can carry and use, but because of your bulky space suit you can only manage one at a time. The castle is inhabited by eight characters that you will meet in your search for the way out. If you help them by giving them something they need, they will give you something in return.


The King The Queen The Wizard The Craftsman
The Maiden The Dog The Guard The Revolting Hag

Giving, Taking And Using Objects

You can give and take objects simply by being on the same screen as the character. Likewise, with most objects you can use them by being on the same screen as the puzzle, although there are certain puzzles that will require yu to be standing in a particular spot on the screen when you use the object.


You start the game with 650 energy units, shown as the dotted line at the right hand side of the screen. You lose 1 for going in or out of the screen, 4 for hitting an ailen, lift, candle, flame or any other animated background effect. You lose 64 units for hitting a homing alien, a valve shape or a flapping bird. You gain 32 units for using an object correctly, and energy is restored to 650 after using food.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, RETURN - Jump, : - Use Object, ? - Pick Up/Drop
G - Give object to character, T - Take object from character
Cursor Up/Down (In Lift Only) - Lift Up/Down
ESCAPE - Quit Game


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 27th Oct 1986
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Thunderstruck (Cassette)
Thunderstruck (5.25" Disc)
Thunderstruck (3.5" Disc)