A very popular and ground breaking game on the Spectrum, was infact also planned for the Commodore 64 back in 1987.
Sandy White, creator of Ant Attack and Zombie Zombie, set to work on creating one of the most ground breaking 8-bit games of all time, up in the ranks of The Sentinel.
I can’t say i’ve played the spectrum version, though it looks very impressive, possibly drawing ideas from Atari’s “I Robot”
The spectrum (And I think Amstrad) versions were completed and released, but the C64 conversion never surfaced or was never heard of.
Checking the advert (Which you can see on the scan page), I Of The Mask was intended also for the Commodore 64, though all screenshots are that of the Spectrum. Its possible that the C64 version was too slow, or problems occured in its creation (Maybe there was no-one at Electric Dreams capable of converting the game).
Sandy White has a web site these days, and contact will be made to see if anything is known about the planned C64 conversion. But rumours that it was Sandy White are confirmed to be false… only coding on the spectrum.
In 2009, Richard Hewison got confirmation that there was indeed a C64 conversion done by Paul Fik, who also converted Sandy White’s Ant Attack to the C64. We don’t know too much else just yet, but we are hoping that this could lead us to finding out exactly what happened to this exciting conversion!…
More soon on this one…
Contributions: Dumbflag, http://www.Zzap64.co.uk, Martin Pugh, Richard Hewison, Wilfred Bos