some MIA games

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some MIA games

Post by Ralf » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:25 pm

I'll continue to upload my MIA stuff.
I got it most probably on Facebook but don't remember the details now.
I suppose we have quite a queue so this is the last one for now.

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1. Enigma
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=9708

2. Karniferous Forest
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=23543

3. Sharpshooter
Loads by LOAD "" CODE.
I'm not sure about this one. There are 2 MIAs currently:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15736
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=15769

The year would suggest it's from Game Machine, not from Kobrahsoft. But i'm not 100% sure, or maybe it's yet another 3rd game :?: Any help is welcomed.

The download of games and screenshots:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/o9lrm7
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Re: some MIA games

Post by R-Tape » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Cheers Ralf,

Although the years are quite different the advert for the Kobrahsoft version rings true (expand the magazine references tab on its page):
A 100% Machine Code multiscreen Arcade Game with superb graphics and sound. Many advanced features, multiple skill levels, uses Keyboard, Kempston, ZX Interface 2 Joysticks. Incrediblyl addictive. Price £7.95.
It has all these features but it means the author wrote (J. K. Cope*, only linked to this game) it in 1984 and waited until 1987 to release it. That's feasible isn't it?

The trouble is, the Games Machine version may have all these features too but we don't have any information on it.

My opinion is that this is the Kobrahsoft version until more evidence presents itself. Anyone disagree?

*one for 80/90s music fans, wonder if "J" is Julian...
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Re: some MIA games

Post by R-Tape » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:23 pm

Hmmm maybe not. A lot of Kobrahsoft's other releases state "KOBRAHSOFT" on the run screen. Dilemma.
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Re: some MIA games

Post by R-Tape » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:37 pm

The Games machine advert:
£4.95 cassette.

Spectrum 48K version of 48K shooting gallery game.

**FAST ACTION** GET THOSE BEARS!
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Re: some MIA games

Post by Ralf » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:49 pm

After a little research I would say it's from Kobrahsoft:

From a catalogue present on Spectrum Computing
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... aYkeREwdsH

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Everything fits: Hall of Fame, saving Hall of Fame to tape, printing Hall of Fame, 5 levels. So I'm for Kobrahsoft.
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Re: some MIA games

Post by richl » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:14 pm

Sharpshooter is the Kobrahsoft one from this thread on WOS (which you may remember, Ralf?) ;)
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/ ... ion/53460/

impomatic also provided a scan of the cover to go with his sample
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Re: some MIA games

Post by djnzx48 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:21 pm

That third game happens to look very much like Carnival from Eclipse Software:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=823
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Re: some MIA games

Post by Kweepa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:09 am

That's because they are both copies of Sega's Carnival arcade game from 1980:
https://archive.org/details/arcade_carnival
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Re: some MIA games

Post by Ralf » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:11 am

Thanks a lot! Of course thanks go to Impomatic again as well.

I didn't remember the original thread and as I said I suspected I got it on Facebook, not WOS.
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