The Great Escape

Full title
The Great Escape
Arcade Game: Adventure
Ocean Software Ltd  UK
Erbe Software S.A.  Spain
The Hit Squad  UK
John Heap  UK
Bob Wakelin 
Machine type
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Number of players
Interface 2 (right)
Redefineable keys
Message language


Filename Size Type Origin Year 30kb Tape image (TZX) Original release (O) 1986 31kb Tape image (TAP) 1986 32kb Tape image (TZX) Original release (O) 1986
GreatEscapeThe(SmallCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.) GreatEscapeThe(SmallCase)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.) 32kb Tape image (TZX) Re-release (R) 1986
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.) GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.) 32kb Tape image (TZX) Re-release (R) 1986
GreatEscapeThe(TheHitSquad) GreatEscapeThe(TheHitSquad) 32kb Tape image (TZX) Re-release (R) 1989
GreatEscapeThe.txt GreatEscapeThe.txt 10kb Instructions
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf 17kb Instructions 4328kb Scanned instructions
GreatEscapeThe_3.jpg GreatEscapeThe_3.jpg 68kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe_4.jpg GreatEscapeThe_4.jpg 873kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe_5.jpg GreatEscapeThe_5.jpg 352kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe_6.gif GreatEscapeThe_6.gif 155kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe_7.png GreatEscapeThe_7.png 185kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe_8.jpg GreatEscapeThe_8.jpg 925kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe.jpg GreatEscapeThe.jpg 345kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe_2.gif GreatEscapeThe_2.gif 25kb Game map
GreatEscapeThe.scr GreatEscapeThe.scr 7kb Loading screen
GreatEscapeThe.gif GreatEscapeThe.gif 5kb Running screen
GreatEscapeThe.jpg GreatEscapeThe.jpg
(hosted on Spectrum Computing)
753kb Inlay - Front
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg 76kb Inlay - Front
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg 128kb Inlay - Front
GreatEscapeThe(HitSquad).jpg GreatEscapeThe(HitSquad).jpg
(hosted on Spectrum Computing)
438kb Inlay - Front
GreatEscapeThe_Back.jpg GreatEscapeThe_Back.jpg
(hosted on Spectrum Computing)
739kb Inlay - Back
GreatEscapeThe(HitSquad)_Back.jpg GreatEscapeThe(HitSquad)_Back.jpg
(hosted on Spectrum Computing)
350kb Inlay - Back 856b Ripped in-game/theme music in AY format
The-Great-Escape Remote link
the.great.escape Remote link
Great Escape, The (1986)(Ocean Software).pok Great Escape, The (1986)(Ocean Software).pok
(hosted on Spectrum Computing)
158b POK pokes file
GreatEscapeThe.jpg GreatEscapeThe.jpg 229kb Advertisement
GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg GreatEscapeThe(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg 330kb Advertisement

Release History

Type Date Price Publisher ISBN Pages
Original release (O) 1986 £7.95 (RRP) Ocean Software Ltd
Original release (O) 1986 £7.95 (RRP) Ocean Software Ltd
Re-release (R) 1986 Erbe Software S.A.
Re-release (R) 1986 Erbe Software S.A.
Re-release (R) 1990 £2.99 (RRP) The Hit Squad