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Zut Alors! is by Brian Asbury -- he isn't credited in-game as far as I can see but the readme for the Amiga version mentions that he wrote it (I've pasted the relevant bit here).
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The comment for The Pettigrew Chronicles could probably do with some expansion; as per https://archive.org/stream/computer-vid ... 6/mode/1up the game is "a 2-cassette pack containing the best of Pettigrew's Diary and Operation Safras" -- two BBC/Dragon 32 games which are made up of multiple parts, so Pettigrew Chronicles seems to be a grab-bag of bits from those two games.
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They Stole A Million (1986)

wasn't released until mid-1987; "Ariolasoft have finally gotten their Christmas '86 release, They Stole A Million ready to into the shops." - ZX Computing 6/87

Edgar Belka is the programmer, not the creator. The designer is Chris Palmer of Tigress Marketing. Sources: here and here
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CD-Player was included with Powerplay as well as Crime Busters.
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Stu wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:46 am
The Price of Magik is missing its Atari 8-bit link: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-40 ... _4125.html
Text adventures in the database, in general, are missing a huge number of other platforms mentions & links. There are hundreds... if not over a thousand additions that could be made in this area. It may be better if an automated tool/system is produced to help with that.

To illustrate the huge amount of work that would be involved...

Colossal Adventure from Level 9, for example, only lists four non-Spectrum platforms...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6 ... _Adventure
...when that game was available for another fourteen additional systems.
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The Dragonstar Trilogy is by Fergus McNeill (the individual entries for the games on the tape are credited to him but the collected Dragonstar Trilogy isn't).
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Stu wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:30 pm
The Dragonstar Trilogy is by Fergus McNeill (the individual entries for the games on the tape are credited to him but the collected Dragonstar Trilogy isn't).
That entry needs a bit of extra work too because, as the magazine references/reviews on that page state, The Dragonstar Trilogy "compilation" was actually released originally by Delta 4 in 1984; the GI Games release wasn't the first time that the three parts appeared together on one tape.

The date of the GI Games re-release is wrong too. I'm fairly sure that I've already submitted a correction for that, though. GI Games didn't republish the Delta 4 stuff until the early 1990s.

Edit: The inlay shown on that entry is *not* the GI Games one.,, it is the one from the original Delta 4 release... http://delta4.co.uk/delta4/delta4/2005games.htm

Edit2: A quick not about timelines... The earliest advert linked to shows that the three games in the series originally were sold separately...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/page.ph ... 08&page=48
That's in May 1984.

The later reviews (July 1984 and October 1984) all refer to the three games/parts in the Trilogy being sold on one tape. That matches the inlay and notes on the Delta 4 site. Probably a case of Fergus rethinking the release and bundling them together for a fiver rather than trying to ask for £15 for a Quilled adventure.
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/page.ph ... 15&page=38
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/page.ph ... 652&page=9
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8BitAG wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:55 pm
The later reviews (July 1984 and October 1984) all refer to the three games/parts in the Trilogy being sold on one tape. That matches the inlay and notes on the Delta 4 site. Probably a case of Fergus rethinking the release and bundling them together for a fiver rather than trying to ask for £15 for a Quilled adventure.
Having seen how short the solutions are I'm not surprised he reconsidered!
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