Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by R-Tape » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:18 am

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Can we add Artem Orlov into the DB as the real name for Oleg Origin? Could be useful one day if someone wants to look him up for an interview or something.
Argh! NSFW link! I put it in spoilers.

As Ralf said in the other thread, Oleg Origin is a mysterious character. Maybe it should be added as yet another nickname?
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:47 pm

Watching the stream by Arnau Jess


about that Spanish publisher I realized there are many games "inspired" on old type-in games, some of them are correctly related, but there are more, this are the ones I managed to catch:

Galaxians (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16079)
is related to Spectrum Galaxians by C. Fisher (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=23705)

Comecocos (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16076)
is related to Spacman by Sinclair User (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=26817)
and modded by Pacman 96 (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=3582)

Misiles (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16082)
is related to MIssile Command (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=3226)

Huevos Alienígenas (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16066)
is realted to Egg Saviour by Virgin Books (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15165)

Bombardero (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16081)
City Bomber by Sinclair Programs (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=14292)

Conductor Nocturno (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16068)
3D Driver by Virgin Books (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15159)

Conductor Novato (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16070)
Learner Driver by ZX Computing (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=13289)

Carrera Mortal (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16069)
Death Race by Virgin Books (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=14295)

Escudo (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16074)
Splodgies from Space by ZX Computing (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25955)

Golf (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15039)
Graphical Golf by ZX Computing (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25792)
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:37 pm

Five Star Games was released on 1st November 1986, not in 1987. The release date is given on the inlay of 10 Computer Hits 3 which means that 10 Computer Hits 3 was also released in 1986.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:47 am

Puzzled!
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6836

The original release is listed as being by The Guild in 1990. The Guild wasn't established until the end of 1991. The game was, in fact, re-released by The Guild in 1991.

The original release was actually by the author (Tony Marsh) in 1989.
See the original YS review linked to on the game page... https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 73&page=60
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:09 am

Crossfire (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... id=4000017) is the Timex version of Cruising on Broadway (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1174)

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:22 am

Mad in Cas$hcais...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6623

was created with The Quill.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:01 pm

Infected Pixels is same person as Miguel (Mikhail Ershov, Rybinsk, Russia)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=6294
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=9777

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:30 pm

StooB wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:37 pm
Five Star Games was released on 1st November 1986, not in 1987. The release date is given on the inlay of 10 Computer Hits 3 which means that 10 Computer Hits 3 was also released in 1986.
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Hi! Excellent detective work on the Five Star Games. About the 10 Computer Hits 3 there is also confirmation it was released October 1986, as you can see on Popular Computer Weekly: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 31&page=45
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by jlsoler » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:34 pm

druellan wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Many of the games of Microparadise Software (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=9750) are marked as Availabletype=MIA but the games are in fact preserved inside the "10 Juegos" and "10 juegos II" compilations. The games never got published outside the compilation, so, they are not missed.

An example: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=16079
Well, I'm not the guy to say it, but I wouldn't touch anything in ZXDB regarding to Spanish releases without getting an OK from SPA2 first. It's my humble opinion. What you see there is the product of having gone through lots of written documentation (i.e. magazines, adverts, software catalogs) and, what it's not less, direct contact with some software houses well related people.

For this time and about Microparadise (and sorry, not completely sure right now), I remember magazine adverts in which some of the programs today considered MIA were supposedly on sale back the time. So it might be better to keep them there for if eventually they 'decide' to appear someday.

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:21 pm
@Einar Saukas This is a leftover from WOS right?
No, not a leftover, and not specifically from WOS. As said, this info comes from SPA2, and I consider it still in value.
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