Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:58 am

Einar Saukas wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 pm
The ZX-Art link also mentions Nikolai Rodionov.

I can store one name as original, others as nicknames. But which one is the "original"?
Nikolai Rodionov is a real name, Nicolas Y. Rodionov or Nicolas Rodionov was a nickname. Nikolay Radionov is not actually used anywhere, that's a typo on database, I've checked that software, it mentions Rodionov, not Radionov.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:35 am

Rupert and the Ice Castle

Original publisher should be "War On Want (UK)" and the original publication type should be "As part of a compilation". It appears on the WOW Games compilation which was released several months before the Bug-Byte version. Confirmation in this review.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:27 am

Rocman/Rockman

The UK release was first previewed as a £2.99 Alligata release in Sinclair User January 1987, then reviewed as a £2.99 Budgie release in Sinclair User March 1987 and reviewed again as a £1.99 Alligata release in Sinclair User October 1987. The Crash and ACE reviews are both for the £1.99 Alligata version in September/October 1987.

As there is no Budgie cover, and Budgie were owned by Alligata, it's probably safe to assume the Budgie release never actually happened and Alligata, for unknown reasons, decided to put it out on their main label.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 am

Headcoach

There are two Sinclair User reviews listed for the original 1986 release:

this one is right:
Sinclair User #55 - 1986/10 p69

this one is wrong:
Sinclair User #56 - 1986/11 p69 5/5
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:50 pm

Battle Command

was released in 1991, not 1990. All the reviews are from 1991, and there are even two Sinclair User reviews with the October 1991 review basically admitting that the version they reviewed in May 1991 wasn't finished.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:24 pm

International Speedway

The price of the original Silverbird release should be £1.99 rather then £3.99 according to these reviews:

Sinclair User: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 84&page=61
Your Sinclair: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 62&page=50

If the Code Masters re-release actually happened, which seems unlikely, then the year should be 1993 and the price £3.99 not £1.99 according to these reviews:

Sinclair User: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 21&page=19
Your Sinclair: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 95&page=18
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:10 pm

Vectron

Both the tap file and the tzx file labelled as the original Insight Software release are actually the Firebird re-release. The original version should have the loading screen shown in the Crash review which has the Insight logo and uses different colours to the Firebird version (assuming it was actually released).
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:15 pm

moroz1999 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Omega label is composed of 3 different labels
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=10558

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7461 - Hollis-Buster is made by Omega Software GFX (Czech) (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=10562)

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=25262 - Macro Modem is published by Omega Group (group from St Petersburg, Russia)

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=31629 - Galactic Patrol is re-released by some more Omega (I know nothing about it)
Hi!
Are this 3 "omega" groups independent groups, or part of the Omega (10558). In other words, I need to tie them together or are they truly independent groups that just have a similar name? Thanks!
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 pm

French and Physics from Insight Software in 1984.

This company is based in Kent (advert) and is a different company to Insight Software of Merseyside, whose first release was Subterranean Striker in 1985.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by druellan » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:47 pm

moroz1999 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:31 pm
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=11374
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=18017

Peter Vitray and Peter Vitrai seems to be the same person.
Also, Nautilus(19078) and Ocean Conqueror(3482) seems to be that same game, that means, Ocean Conqueror was first published by OCTA Soft (Hungary) in 1986, and the 1987 publication by Rack-It (UK) is a re-release.
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