Red Arrows

Database Simulations

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Another lost Antony Crowther game, and mentioned in an interview many moons ago. This was to be an official game linked with the Red Arrows RAF display team. Antony at the time said the following:

“They’ve asked us to write a program – they asked Commodore too, and they wrote back with some ideas, but I just laughed at it! Trouble is, they just want the stunts – I’ve got to figure out a way to make it into a game. It’s got to be really well thought out, because it could just end up looking like a commercial for the Red Arrows.”

Antony in the end was chosen to do the project rather than Commodore, but nothing ever seemed to surface in the end. A game did surface though, but from Database Simulations (The same people who did the Fun School games)… http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=6268&d=18&h=0

Is this the same game?… Did Tony Crowther do it, or is Tony’s game a different title which is still at large? He never mentioned a publishing company, so its early days. It could be that we find that the Database game was infact by Tony, but until then in GTW it remains.

Another Crowther game to find…

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4 Responses to Red Arrows

  1. Ross Sillifant says:

    There was a letter in Zzap64, Nov’85 from a Craig Baird, who’d won a copy of the C64 version of the game in a Zzap64 compo, but after waiting 30 days+ had not recieved it, Database had promised Zzap a finished C64 version by compo’s closing date, but they hadn’t delivered anything.

    Wonder what the poor compo winners recieved instead?.

  2. Martin Smith says:

    I can’t find a developer name for the C64 version, but the Spectrum one was coded by an Alan Mellor. The game was reissued by Alternative Software some years later though, and I know some of Tony’s games also were, could be coincidence.

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