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by StooB
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mastervision: vote
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastervision: vote

It could be argued that Mastertronic wanted to retitle MasterVision as Master Adventurer. This is a possibility as MasterVision was later used for VHS Video releases. Plus MS001, Se-Kaa was also re-released as a non MasterVision title: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/zxdb/sinclair/entries/0006952/S...
by StooB
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Mastervision: vote
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: The best Speccy game by Mastervision: vote

There are no references to "Mastervision" on the cover of Sinbad, just Mastertronic, so I think Se-Kaa wins this one by default.
by StooB
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Jet Ski Simulator isn't an "upgraded" version of Jet Bike Simulator . It's a budget re-release of the CodeMasters Plus "mid-price" release. It's missing all the Coasts courses of the original because it's only on one tape. https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/screens/in-game/j/JetBikeSimula...
by StooB
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

French and Physics from Insight Software in 1984.

This company is based in Kent (advert) and is a different company to Insight Software of Merseyside, whose first release was Subterranean Striker in 1985.
by StooB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Vectron Both the tap file and the tzx file labelled as the original Insight Software release are actually the Firebird re-release. The original version should have the loading screen shown in the Crash review which has the Insight logo and uses different colours to the Firebird version (assuming it...
by StooB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

International Speedway The price of the original Silverbird release should be £1.99 rather then £3.99 according to these reviews: Sinclair User: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php?issue_id=84&page=61 Your Sinclair: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php?issue_id=262&page=50 If the Code Master...
by StooB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Battle Command

was released in 1991, not 1990. All the reviews are from 1991, and there are even two Sinclair User reviews with the October 1991 review basically admitting that the version they reviewed in May 1991 wasn't finished.

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by StooB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Headcoach

There are two Sinclair User reviews listed for the original 1986 release:

this one is right:
Sinclair User #55 - 1986/10 p69

this one is wrong:
Sinclair User #56 - 1986/11 p69 5/5
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by StooB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Rocman/Rockman The UK release was first previewed as a £2.99 Alligata release in Sinclair User January 1987 , then reviewed as a £2.99 Budgie release in Sinclair User March 1987 and reviewed again as a £1.99 Alligata release in Sinclair User October 1987 . The Crash and ACE reviews are both for the...
by StooB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 356
Views: 20893

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Rupert and the Ice Castle

Original publisher should be "War On Want (UK)" and the original publication type should be "As part of a compilation". It appears on the WOW Games compilation which was released several months before the Bug-Byte version. Confirmation in this review.

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