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Fairlight

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad PCW
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ZX Spectrum
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3.5
Commodore 64
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3.2

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Fairlight appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Copy protection

The initial release of the game didn't load on 128K systems, because the copy protection relied on writing to exact memory addresses, which weren't used in the same way on the bigger systems. Within a few months The Edge released an enhanced 128K version.

References to the game

It was from this game that the legendary cracker and demo group Fairlight took its name.

Remake

In a piece of astonishing greed and pettiness, The Edge scuppered the partially-completed PC remake of this game in 2003, so as not to damage sales of their mobile phone based remake.

Sweden

This was the first ever game made in Sweden to make a notable impact abroad.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге and Apogee IV

Contributed by Martin Smith (63136) on Sep 20, 2004. [revised by : FatherJack (52177) and Patrick Bregger (116014)]. -- edit trivia