Little bugs in the database

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8BitAG
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:28 pm

I'm not sure why Kobyashi Naru is listed as being written with PAW in the database...

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6545

Unlike its sequel, it wasn't created using PAW. It was produce with Les & Clive's own system.
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by StooB » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Game Over + Game Over 2 (15451)

- this is the UK release of Phantis (3676) and is already listed on that page

St Bride's School (UK) (13696)

- should be St Bride's School (Ireland) and is not owned by CRL Group (2122)

The Snow Queen (6991)

- originally released by St Bride's School (13696) with the Mosaic Publishing (10034) re-release in 1986
source 1: advert for St Bride's version: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 87&page=81
source 2: re-release confirmed by Mike Gerrard in YS June 86: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 27&page=65

Journey's End (2644), Sinbad and the Golden Ship (6976)

- were released by Mastertronic Ltd (9371) not Mastervision (9373) (source: covers)

Blade Software (1746)

- not from, or owned by Mythos Games (10087)
(source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010 ... iew?page=2 )

Laser Squad (2813)

- original publication is by Target Games (14284) in 1988
- Blade Software (1746) re-released the game in 1989 (first Blade Software ads appear in Oct 1989, earlier ones are all Target Games)

Energy Warrior + Molecule Man (11299), Rockford (4214)

- are not published by Mastertronic Added Dimension (9370), but by its replacement "MAD X"
(source: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 71&page=23)
- Rockman should be listed as a compilation because it has 2 games like Energy Warrior + Molecule Man, and renamed "Rockford + Rockman"

Tank Trax + Bullseye (11300), Gnasher + Spectipede (11301)

- original release year should be 1985 (source: inlays)

Motorbike Madness (3292)

- published by Mastertronic Added Dimension (9370) not Mastertronic Ltd (9371) (source: cover)

Into The Abyss (11808), Minister for Alien Affairs (11907), Time of the End (7101)

- published (or planned to be published) by Mandarin Adventures, not Mandarin Software (UK) (8972) which doesn't exist until 1988
(source: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 93&page=10

Super Glooper also FROGS (31822)

- should be a compilation with contents Super Glooper (29682) and Frogs (31626)
- the author of Super Glooper is Steve Kelly (UK) (13892) (source: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 740&page=9)
- inlay scans available at http://www.zx81stuff.org.uk/zx81/tape/SuperGlooper
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Re: Little bugs in the database

Post by 8BitAG » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:43 pm

StooB wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:30 pm
The Snow Queen (6991)
- originally released by St Bride's School (13696) with the Mosaic Publishing (10034) re-release in 1986
source 1: advert for St Bride's version: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 87&page=81
source 2: re-release confirmed by Mike Gerrard in YS June 86: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/mag.php ... 27&page=65
Well, while we're at it... the date for the GI Games re-release is wrong too (see the document in the Dogboy thread)...

Should be 1991 for the GI Games re-release.

And 1992 for the Zenobi re-release.

And potentially 1992 also for the Northern Underground re-release.

Those dates also need to be altered to the same on the entries for...

Bugsy https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6050
The Dogboy https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6191
Jack the Ripper https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6497
The Secret of St. Bride's https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6951
Silverwolf https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6974
The Very Big Cave Adventure https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7161
The White Feather Cloak https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=7180

ie. GI Games (1991)
Zenobi (1992)

and possibly...
The Northern Underground (1992)
...although I do want to quickly check which GI Games titles were included in that arrangement.
(edit: Just found a review in From Beyond of one of the St. Bride's games distributed by The Northern Underground... So I'm pretty confident the St. Bride's games were included in the 24 GI Games titles that they republished)

(see the Dogboy thread for the supporting documentation which references sources for all these dates)
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