1983 HES / Synapse Software
Platform: Commodore VIC-20
A short entry for yet another Commodore Vic-20 title that was reported on the Vic-20 Cartridge Rarity list and may well be unreleased, or otherwise saw a very limited release.
Necromancer was a popular C64 game released by Synapse, but a Vic 20 version was mentioned in an advert in December 1983 of Compute! Gazette in the US. Was it a printing mistake, and did they mean the C64? Or did a Vic-20 conversion really exist?
The game of course was released on the likes of the Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64, so its possible (as Avram suggests in the comments) that Bill Williams will know more of the Vic 20 conversion.
If you know anything more, please let us know.
With thanks to Fabrizio Bartoloni and Avram Dumitrescu.
For what it’s worth, the game is also on the Atari 8-bit series (it might have been written first for that platform by Bill Williams) – http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-necromancer_5982.html
Thanks Avram – I should have mentioned the released versions, but was a bit too quick with the posts. I’ll update now, but good shout that Bill might know who was behind any potential Vic 20 conversion.
Sadly, Bill Williams passed away: http://www.electrondance.com/stanley-kubrick-is-gone/
Ah crap :( That’s sad to hear!