Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Ralf » Sat May 04, 2019 10:09 am

Human Killing Machine:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=2375

is one on one fighting game. So the better cattegory for it would be
"Arcade Game: Solo beat-em-up"
instead of current
"Arcade Game: Gang beat-em-up"

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon May 06, 2019 12:20 pm

The re-release dates, listed against TZX files, for the following adventures are currently wrong in the database...

The following Fergus McNeil re-releases, the date for the GI Games releases should be 1991 and the corresponding Zenobi releases should be 1992 for tape and 1993 for +D disk.

The Big Sleeze
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6008

The Boggit
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6023

Bored of the Rings
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6036

The Dragonstar Trilogy
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=21610

Sherwood Forest
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6969

Robin of Sherlock *
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6900
* The Zenobi date is already correct here

Return of the Holy Joystick
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6885

Quest for the Holy Joystick *
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6846
* There was also a Zenobi re-release, that's not listed
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon May 06, 2019 12:21 pm

These Walter Pooley & Precision Gamess re-releases, the GI Games dates should be 1991 and the Zenobi dates 1992 for tape and 1993 for +D disk.

Castle Adventure
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6065

Pyramid
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7176

Mission X
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6699

Mansion Quest
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6652

Desert Island
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6165

The Energem Enigma
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=10780

The Extricator
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6277
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon May 06, 2019 12:21 pm

These St. Bride's game re-releases should be 1991 for GI Games, and 1992 for Zenobi for tape and 1993 for +D disk.

Dogboy
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6191

Secret of St. Bride's
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6951

Silverwolf
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6974
* Zenobi date already correct

Snowqueen
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6991

Very Big Cave Adventure
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7161

and also... Jack the Ripper should be 1991 for GI Games and 1992 for Zenobi Software for tape and 1993 for +D disk.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6497
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by 8BitAG » Mon May 06, 2019 12:22 pm

Re. Microfair Madness...

Microfair Madness Plus
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15471
was published by Zenobi in 1993 NOT 1991

Microfair Madness
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6682
was re-released by Zenobi in 1993
Note: only the 128K version was re-released. Not the separate and distinct 48K version.

The TZX listed under 'Microfair Madness (different)' is NOT an official release, by Zenobi or anyone else. It only seems to consist of part 3 of the game without loading screen or title page. I have no idea where that came from.
[MicrofairMadness(different)(ZenobiSoftware).tzx.zip]
It should probably be deleted.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 pm

International Cricket

Thanks to David Stevens posting on Facebook, it turns out that International Cricket, thought to have been originally released on a cover tape and then re-released by Bug Byte was in fact originally released by Bug Byte as Test Cricket, then re-released as International Cricket by Your Sinclair, and then re-released again by Bug Byte under the new title.

so:

Title: should be "Test Cricket"
Original Release Year: should be "1986"
Original Publisher: should be "Bug-Byte Software Ltd (UK)"
Authors: "Grandslam Entertainments Ltd (UK)" should be removed as they didn't exist at the time of the original release
Original Publication: should be "Commerical" rather than "On A Cover Tape"

Releases:
Original Release: Bug-Byte Software Ltd (UK) 1986
Re-release #1: Your Sinclair (UK) 1988 Alternate Title: International Cricket
Re-release #2: Bug-Byte Software Ltd (UK) 1988 Alternate Title: International Cricket


Retrogames has some photos which prove it's the same game from the screenshots on the back of the inlay, and the address of Victory House which shows that it's Bug Byte under Argus Press ownership, pre-Grandslam.

Unfortunately David's sold his copy without scanning it or making a tzx.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Silverbird corrections:

According to The Bird Sanctuary, the Silverbird label wasn't launched until 1988. This means that Blow Out, Octan, On The Run and Sir Loin cannot have been released in 1987. The reviews for Octan date it to 1988, which is presumably the date of the others.

Also, Olli & Lissa 2: Halloween and Magnum Pack Volume 1 were not released until in 1990 after Microprose had sold the label to Tudor Enterprises (which explains why their covers are completely different to all the other Silverbird titles).
(source C&VG March 1990)
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Thu May 23, 2019 10:18 am

Mini-Putt is not published by Accolade, it's published by Electronic Arts and licenced from Accolade according to the cover (same as The Train: Escape to Normandy).

The cover is also missing/broken and just links back to the same page, but it should look like this:

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by djnzx48 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:26 am

Oleg Nikitin has a duplicate entry under the name Nikitin Oleg.

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