Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Starquake (ZX Spectrum)

Starquake ZX Spectrum Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


As BLOB, the Bio-Logically Operated Being, you are sent into an unstable planet and charged with the task of preventing it from exploding. This involves collecting various items (the exact combination is different every time you load the game) and taking them to the planet's core.

The game is an arcade adventure viewed from the side, with 512 screens arranged in a 16x32 pattern. A teleport system exists, so once you find the codes you can get quick access to different parts of the game.

The creatures to avoid are intelligent, getting tougher to predict as you get closer to the centre, but you are armed with a gun and can also try to avoid them. BLOB has a set of platforms which can be used to allow limited vertical movement, but these disappear after a few seconds each use.


Starquake ZX Spectrum Exploring the planet
Starquake ZX Spectrum Beginning of the game flight computer report
Starquake ZX Spectrum Game over
Starquake ZX Spectrum A transporter!

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

The Press Says

Sinclair User Nov, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! Nov, 1985 96 out of 100 96
Crash! Sep, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Sinclair User May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Your Spectrum Dec, 1985 57 out of 100 57


There are currently no topics for this game.


An advertising poster for the game can be seen in the background in the sitcom The IT Crowd, which is set in the IT department of a big business.

Related Web Sites

Martin Smith (63153) added Starquake (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8740), Sciere (243014), Kabushi (119515) and Servo (55897)