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by Rorthron
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 444
Views: 32422

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Sent to me via email from Graham Richards: Spectrum Computing erroneously states the original release of Balachor's Revenge as being by Lasasoft. Lasasoft are the programming team. Original release for this sequel was by Monument Microgames and was not distributed by Lasasoft until the physical rel...
by Rorthron
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 444
Views: 32422

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Sent to me via email from Graham Richards: Spectrum Computing erroneously states the original release of Balachor's Revenge as being by Lasasoft. Lasasoft are the programming team. Original release for this sequel was by Monument Microgames and was not distributed by Lasasoft until the physical rel...
by Rorthron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Puffin Books: discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: The best Speccy game by Puffin Books: discussion

There was also the Korth trilogy, which seems to be listed under Penguin books the archive, though it carries the Puffin logo. (Puffin is Penguin's children's imprint.)
by Rorthron
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 303
Views: 29780

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Ersh wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Here's the reference Wakelin used, it's from an old pulp mag cover.
Good find. That's obviously the source (or there's a common source).
by Rorthron
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 303
Views: 29780

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Dark Passage is one of my all time favourite movies. :) Direct copy, minor differences? I'm sorry, I just don't see it. I may not be the greatest artist but I feel I'm at least somewhat competent in seeing references and I can't find any similarities between the photo of Bogart and the detective, s...
by Rorthron
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 303
Views: 29780

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Here is another Bacall image from Dark Passage, which is a slightly closer fit.

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by Rorthron
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 303
Views: 29780

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

I suggested before that the cover of Movie looked like it was influenced by Casablanca. Actually it looks more like a direct copy of a different Bogart film, Dark Passage (which I misidentified in my previous post) Movie cover https://vgy.me/bgygrb.jpg Still of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in D...
by Rorthron
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 444
Views: 32422

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

The Hobbit 128K is mistitled "Hobbit 128" in the archive, so it doesn't show up if you search for "The Hobbit".
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by Rorthron
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Discussion on the handling of mods
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Site Updates

Can you give some examples of the worst of current inconsistencies? There are a few I've noticed in the past which will take some time for me to dig out, but here is one I can think of right now. You suggest that "graphics cracks" do not warrant IDs, yet The Hobbit 128K, which pretty much only chan...