Little bugs in the database 4

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A pedant writes: Our beloved micro is listed in ZXDB's "Machine Type" entries as "ZX-Spectrum". But shouldn't it actually be "ZX Spectrum"? Just wondering...
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Possibly so @akeley. It may be linked to spaces sometimes being an issue in strings, but will let @Einar Saukas reply. We are working through earlier bug reports, so it may be a while before you get an answer to this.
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Wham! the Music Box / The Music Box

The archive records two titles:

1. Wham! the Music Box 48K (ID 8965), and
2. The Music Box 128K (ID 8481).

It also states in the comments of both titles that 1 and 2 were sold together, despite having different release years.

It appears that 1 was not sold with 2. Instead a third version, The Music Box 48K was released with 2. This third version contains different music from both 1 and 2.

I propose that the third version be recorded in the archive and the notes amended to state that this was the version included with 2.

See further viewtopic.php?f=34&t=2669&start=30.
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Rorthron wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Wham! the Music Box / The Music Box

The archive records two titles:

1. Wham! the Music Box 48K (ID 8965), and
2. The Music Box 128K (ID 8481).

It also states in the comments of both titles that 1 and 2 were sold together, despite having different release years.

It appears that 1 was not sold with 2. Instead a third version, The Music Box 48K was released with 2. This third version contains different music from both 1 and 2.

I propose that the third version be recorded in the archive and the notes amended to state that this was the version included with 2.

See further viewtopic.php?f=34&t=2669&start=30.
this report: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1425&p=25922#p25922 should be marked as reviewed too, now that the fix has been made
✓ reviewed
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Re: Little bugs in the database 4

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Little man computer (36062) is marked as authored with the CharAde engine. It definitely does not use this engine. I made a mistake while doing the spreadsheet.

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (ID 2472).

Licence Tie-Ins/Inspirations: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Type: Comic - Lucasfilm

Either it's wrong (the inspiration would be the PC/Amiga 1992 videogame) or I'm missing something: Is there a comic of Indi Jones???
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Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:35 am
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (ID 2472).

Licence Tie-Ins/Inspirations: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Type: Comic - Lucasfilm

Either it's wrong (the inspiration would be the PC/Amiga 1992 videogame) or I'm missing something: Is there a comic of Indi Jones???
Yeah, both Marvel and Dark Horse have produced Indiana Jones comics. It was Dark Horse that produced The Fate of Atlantis comic book adaption of the game rather than the other way around. The Fate of the Atlantis was an original story by the creators of the game after they were originally asked to to use an unused 3rd film film script but they found it a bit rubbish which led them to create their own story.

So the comic book was inspired by the game, not the other way around, but I suppose it's still a tie-in. In this case, it's the label that's slightly misleading with “inspirations”.
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Hi guys!


* DALEK ATTACK * (Admiral Software) (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... lek_Attack).

According to several sources this game was most probably the last game released for the ZX Spectrum during its heyday. Although 1992 it's the release year appearing on the box, the game wasn't released until 1993. It was reviewed on Your Sinclair magazine issue 91. It seems that this game had to overcome some obstacles to finally be published as we can see on this page of the magazine: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/page.ph ... 311&page=7

Also, the Wikipedia entry for this game has valuable information (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek_Attack). Citations are taken from Your Sinclair news, previews and reviews and this article (https://web.archive.org/web/20100126001 ... ek-attack/):

Alternative Software released the ZX Spectrum version only due to popular demand, since by 1992 the Spectrum was no longer a commercially viable platform.[4][5] Dalek Attack was released for the Spectrum in 1993,[5] and was the last licensed Spectrum game.[2] It differed from all the others in its first level; in all the other releases the first level involved the Doctor on a hoverboard going along the sewer. The Spectrum version had the Doctor on foot running around collecting hostages and avoiding globes. The Spectrum version also lost out on other features such as different enemies; only the Robomen, Ogrons and standard Daleks featured.[6] The end-level guardians were also different. Before its release Spectrum owners who wrote to Alternative software pressing for a release received a letter back stating that the game was in production, and were sent a sticker depicting the game's box front emblazoned with the legend "I've Been Exterminated!"[citation needed]

The problem here is that if you search by year on the ZXDB, in this case 1993, Dalek Attack is missing, and I think is really important to set right which was the last Spectrum game released, even though it seems that it was finally sold via mail order, not retail.


* DEFENDER OF THE CROWN * (The CAT) (https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... _the_Crown)

On this entry of the ZXDB there is no information or scans about the limited physical released that Cinemaware did from the corrected Spectrum version in 2016.

https://vintageisthenewold.com/defender ... 250-units/





https://programbytes48k.wordpress.com/2 ... on-fisica/

Thank you!
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I type in 'codemasters' to look for a codemasters released game and on page 8 of the long list of their games is Wizball by Ocean. I can't find a connection between Codemasters and Ocean for that game - well nothing that stands out stating Codemasters on the Wizball page.
This also applies to 'Twister' by System 3 and 'International 3D Tennis' by Palace.


International Speedway released by Firebird and then re-released by Codemasters - that page mentions Codemasters.
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