Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:39 am

Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:08 pm
I don't think we have enough evidence to conclude either way.
C&VG review: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 06&page=77
"Machine: CBM64, Apple II, IBM PC, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST (DIsk only)"
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 am

This Crash article from February 1984 lists the first six Rabbit releases from "before Christmas" as Centropods, Escape-MCP, Frogger, Phantasia, Quackers and Race Fun.

Therefore these titles, currently listed as 1983, were presumably released in early 1984:

0000538 The Birds
0002804 Lancer Lords
0006719 Murder!
0003590 Pakacuda
0003619 Paratroopers
0003850 Potty Painter
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:52 am

It's TV Showtime!

is published by "TV Games (UK)", not Domark, according to the logo on the box front.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:06 pm

Xenon

Tronix re-release is missing - reviewed in Sinclair User January 1992

Re-release #4
Year: 1991
Price: £3.99

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Einar Saukas » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:07 pm

StooB wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:39 am
Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:08 pm
I don't think we have enough evidence to conclude either way.
C&VG review: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 06&page=77
"Machine: CBM64, Apple II, IBM PC, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST (DIsk only)"
It's still technically possible that a disk point-and-click adventure from 1986 was later converted into a tape text-only adventure in the following years before 1992. Simply removing graphics would have been enough to fit it into 48K.

However I agree it's unlikely they would have done it. So I will update this entry as you suggest, marking it as "never released" and adding the following comment:
Although "Sinclair User" once published playing tips for this game, it was probably a mistake. Apparently this game was never released for the ZX-Spectrum.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:03 am

SWIV isn't licenced from Tecmo, it's an original title "inspired" by Silkworm :

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 45&page=20
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 820&page=9
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:48 am

Gauntlet III and Blasteroids

should have Tengen added to the licence tie-in as well as the Atari Games Ltd one (like Cyberball has)

Dragon Spirit

should have Atari Games Ltd added to the licence tie-in as well as the Tengen one
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:58 am

Welltris

Authors/Contributors - according to the title screen:

Design/Concept: Alexey Pajitnov and Andrei Snegov

Peter Balla and Imre Kovats should have the role "Code"
Ildiko Somos, Dan Guerra and Jody Sather should have the role "In-Game Graphics"
Matt Carlstrom is missing and should also be credited under "In-Game Graphics"


Also, according to the New York Times and the Tetris wiki, "Bullet-Proof Software Inc (USA)" were actually Japanese
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:17 pm

Gambler + Editor from Diamond Games should have the title "The Gambler" as that's what the cover and instructions say it's called.

Diamond Games is apparently owned by Robtek - according to the Amiga Hall of Light - which explains why the instructions have a Robtek logo on.

The Compact Office titles currently listed as being published by Robtek were actually published by Mastertronic. This has been confirmed by Anthony Guter, financial controller of Mastertronic from 1985-1989, on his website at http://guter.org/mastertronic/mastertronic_press_26.htm:
We learned the lesson and avoided business software from then on, apart from releasing Compact Office for the Spectrum in October 1987.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 am

All or Nothing, by Abbex. Re-released by Prism Leisure.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index ... 96&id=167

The only available inlay should be labeled as re-release cassette inlay, as the Prism Leisure logo appears in it.

The original Abbex inlay is missing.
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