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The Edge

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Yet another Edge title. The game was advertised in magazines such as CVG in 1986, and was brought to GTW’s attention thanks to Lee Theasby who kindly provided the advert scan.

The game was an adventure RPG which was in the same style as the Gargoyle games from the looks of things. The game saw a release primarily on the Spectrum platform (See WOS at http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0003975), but typically the C64 version never surfaced as promised.

A recent contributor had found that in Soft, #5, September/October 1987, pg. 8, there was news that this Spectrum-game from 1986 was said to be converted to the Commodore in 1987. Well that was the plan at least. Pennysoft (British converting team) said that the game should have been ready in August/September 1987 but the team had some problems, which delayed the release. Furthermore, if those problems weren’t solved, the public had to wait until November or the beginning of December 1987 to see the Commodore-version. Sadly, nothing more was ever heard.

It is very likely that Pennysoft could have been converting straight from z80 code, and hence had speed issues which were hard to solve. We need to find these Pennysoft guys and find out more about what happened… but its a big lead and hopefully it will lead us to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (If it is gold that is…).

So for now we seek to find out more… Do you know who Pennysoft is?…

Contributions: Lee Theasby, Anders

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