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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:50 pm
by moroz1999
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=8259
LNR is same as publisher of it's only game - Load 'n' Run [IT] (Italy)
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:51 pm
by PeterJ
This one came to me via David Walford and relates to:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=34361

I have a few minor corrections for "Xenoxxx Funtime Show", ID 34361.

Firstly, it was originally released in 2017 (not 2018) via this video:



Secondly, please could you add me as one of the authors, and add
"Arbitrary Files (UK)" as the publisher? My game page link is below for
verification purposes:

http://arbitraryfiles.com/games/xfs/index.html

Thank you, and please let me know if you need any further information.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:39 pm
by druellan
Reyes y Castillos https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=4134 is not "Arcade: Action" more like "Strategic Game: Management", what do you think @Juan F. Ramirez ?

Also, there is no original copy of the game. Both versions are cracked in Uruguay with possible alterations of the text. Might be a good idea to note this on the comments.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:45 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
druellan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Reyes y Castillos https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=4134 is not "Arcade: Action" more like "Strategic Game: Management", what do you think @Juan F. Ramirez ?

Also, there is no original copy of the game. Both versions are cracked in Uruguay with possible alterations of the text. Might be a good idea to note this on the comments.
I clearly see an strategy component there (buy cannons, recruit warriors, ...). It 'weights' more than the action component.

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:04 pm
by 8BitAG
8BitAG wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:50 am
The date of release for Crystal of Chantie should be 1985 not 1987.
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6117

Although the 1987 date matches the associated magazine review, it was advertised multiple times in magazine classified sections from 1985 onwards. (Some of which are already linked to the game's page).

e.g. Sinclair User, July 1985 (second entry down)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 9&page=130

Furthermore, the author's own (archived) site says he wrote it prior to the other Pelagon Software titles.
https://web.archive.org/web/20141104060 ... /page3.htm

Presumably the 1987 on the loading screen corresponds with a specific re-release of the game, probably the edition that was reviewed in Your Sinclair.

[Edit: I've emailed the author to ask if there was an earlier edition of Chantie, perhaps programmed in a similar system to his other two games, before he made a version with GAC... That seems fairly likely to me and would explain the two dates.]
Just to confirm the details on this. There was an original 1985 version of Crystal of Chantie.

The author later reworked the game, in 1987, using the Graphical Adventure Creator. So, yes, there were two completely different versions of the title and it's the later one that was reviewed in Your Sinclair, and references in the hints & tips sections of Sinclair User. (But the earlier version that the magazine adverts refer to).

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:06 am
by StooB
CJ's Elephant Antics
1st Division Manager

A reference to a non-existent Crash review on page 65 of issue 91 has appeared on both these pages.

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:42 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
Centi-Bugs (DK'Tronics):

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=865

It's got 'Centibug' as alternate name ('Also known as'). But according to the loading screen, couldn't be also known as 'Centipede'?

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:40 pm
by StooB
Night Gunner (Spectrum Version)

- 1982 Sinclair User review is for a 16K Spectrum version, rather than the 48k, and means the original release year should be 1982
- there should be a link to the ZX81 version
- the Silverbird release is in the wrong position and the Byte Back date of 1983 is incorrect. The order should be:

Original: Digital Integration 1982 (16K version), price £4.95 according to SU review
#1 Digital Integration 1983 (48K version)
#1 ABC 1983
#2 Zafi Chip 1986
#3 Z-Cobra 1987
#4 Silverbird 1989
#5 Byte Back 1991 (©1991 Byte Back is printed on the cassette: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HOkAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg)

Night Gunner (ZX81 16K)

- there should be a link to the Spectrum version
- the author of this version is David K Marshall according to this Retro Gamer Interview

Fighter Pilot (ZX81 16K) - needs a new entry

- the same page as the 16K Night Gunner review also has a review of the ZX81 version of Fighter Pilot
- released by Digital Integration in 1982 with a price of £5.95 (from the Sinclair User review)
- author is David K Marshall again (from the Retro Gamer interview)
- should have a link to the Spectrum version.

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:02 pm
by StooB
Zzzz
Chiller

Cover art is by John Smyth according to John Smyth in the Facebook Mastertronic Collectors Group.

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:20 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
An interesting case, I think:

Kentilla, by Micromega. Coded by Derek Brewster. The instructions refers to Velnor's Lair (also by the same author):

"[...] As the world rejoiced, other sinister plans were afoot. VELNOR - the
evil sorcerer long-since vanquished for the black arts he practised
(see VELNOR'S LAIR from Quicksilva) - was planning revenge.
[...]"

Can we considered Kentilla as the sequel to Velnor's Lair (and create a series with both games)?