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Games that weren't 64 updates

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:01 am
by fgasking
Just recently done a big xmas update to our C64 lost game site if anyone is interested:

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(*) 'Arkanoid V1' - Pre-Ocean licence preview found and added
(*) 'Brainleak' - Preview found and added
(*) 'Starglider 2' - Full game coming soon!
(*) 'Toxic' - Rare preview added.
(*) 'Live and Let Die V1' - Full story added
(*) Cartridge confirmations for the C64GS that never were
(*) 33 new GTW entries added (Too many to list)
(*) 15 existing GTW entries updated

Full details can be found on the website at http://www.gtw64.co.uk

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:11 am
by Bub&Bob
fgasking wrote:if anyone is interested:
I always am - love the site, still hoping you will one day find out more / playable demo on the Arsenal game!!

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:13 am
by Bub&Bob
oh, and Reel Fishing looks cool!!

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:21 am
by fgasking
Bub&Bob wrote:I always am - love the site, still hoping you will one day find out more / playable demo on the Arsenal game!!
Thanks! :) ... As for Arsenal, sadly the developer passed away in 1996-98 time (John Ferrari). His daughter got in touch a few years back, but later went into hiding. She and her brother were very interested in getting their dad's disks preserved, including the likes of the Arsenal game. Apparently it was almost complete before Thalamus went under. If the daughter gets in touch again, then we might see something some day.

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:43 am
by Fred83
I love the gtw site.Good work guys!

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:36 pm
by fgasking
Before my annual leave is up, here's another update... this includes some nice findings on a few Beyond Belief titles (Beyond Belief were a company that came around late in the Spectrum/C64's lifetime and tried to fill the gap that Codemasters/Ocean etc left)

Full summary:

* 'Kayde' special (8 new entries from the obscure 1983 software house)
* 'Jimmy's Grand Prix' major update (Clearer screenshots, developer details, game details)
* 'Shove Off' / aka Pushover update (Another Beyond Belief title, more details from Jonathan Cauldwell)
* 'Caveman Ninja' and 'Flimbo's Quest 2' tunes added (Caveman Ninja in particular was a surprise)
* 'Thundercats V1' new entry added (What turned into Beyond The Ice Palace...)
* 'The Secret Path' new entry added

http://www.gtw64.co.uk

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:19 pm
by fgasking
Had a bit of a break, but we're back with an update which inlcudes:

* 'Arkham Manor' SID recovered and added
* 'Born in space' - new screenshots and findings
* More on 'Matty Goes Mining'
* 'Phalsberg' extras added
* 14 New entries added
* 3 Titles updated

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http://www.gtw64.co.uk

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:34 pm
by thevulture
Bloody amazing site! Loved the piece on StarGlider 2!! :D

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:37 pm
by Fred83
could someone explain the flimbos quest speccy,was there any work done or did it even get to that stage,i would love to see a pic of speccy game...

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:19 pm
by JazzFunk
Wow, that Trojan on the Speccy looks *amazing*, what a nice conversion - I would have killed to play that in early '88, it was then my fave coin-op in Blackpool (though I never finished it as a nipper, probably Stage 3 max)! I played through it on the Capcom Classics Collection a couple of years back and discovered it to be a vastly over-difficult game, very unfair and frustrating.

The colour clash one looks really fast and playable - has it been speeded up?

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:29 am
by fgasking
Fred83 wrote:could someone explain the flimbos quest speccy,was there any work done or did it even get to that stage,i would love to see a pic of speccy game...
A quick bit of digging shows that Flimbos Quest was being done by the same guy (Steve Lamb) who programmed the Amstrad game. So apart from being in monochrome, things should have been quite similar to the Amstrad version.

He mentioned in an interview (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/interviews/LambSteve.htm) that the game was actually completed and was unsure why it was never released. According to a news clip in an April 1991 issue of Your Sinclair, the game was due to be released straight onto compilation, which suggests that System 3 simply didn't release it due to dwindling support of the Spectrum back in 1990/91.

However - Steve in his interview mentions that he may still have it on disk somewhere. .. but the interview was back in 1997. Needs someone to chase him up if its findable :)

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:02 am
by fgasking
We have just released the full version of a neat platformer that never was called ‘Toxic’. This sadly never quite made it due to the dying C64 market in Poland back in 1996. Now it has finally been recovered.

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Check out the review here for more details:

http://gtw64.retro-net.de/Pages/t/Review_Toxic.php

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:20 pm
by fgasking
A couple of updates in the past week, including a large one today:

Last week's update...

* Arkham Manor (Extra details about game development added),
* Phalsberg (Crisper PC scans added!),
* Cubeheads (Aim of game added to review),
* Graham Gooch World Class Cricket (More details about the game’s completion status),
* Halo Jones (Confirming that no C64 version ever got started )

Today's update...

* 32 new entries added
* 11 entries updated

For more details, check out http://www.gtw64.co.uk

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:19 pm
by thevulture
Nice!. Be great to find a previousily unknown Follin track for silver surfer.

Re: Games that weren't findings

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:16 pm
by fgasking
GTW64 has just added the long lost spectrum conversion of Deathstalker, a Codemasters game from 1989. This game unfortunately never got fully completed due to memory issues and inexperience of the developer at the time.

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As well as this game, the developer’s other title: Drax - Evilblood has also been added. Check them out at:

http://www.gtw64.co.uk