A Fi$tful of Buck$

Ocean Software

Status: Full Game, Findability: 1/5

Also known as: Eine Handvoll Dollar$

A Fistful of Bucks

A relatively quick entry into the GTW64 archives for a game which was released in other countries as Eine Handvoll Dollar$ under Quelle Soft. But what of the UK edition of the game?

It seems we have potentially a similar situation to Helikopter Jagd (which had been intended to be the C64 conversion of Cyclone), which only got a release by Quelle Soft, but not Ocean Software themselves.

At present, there seems to be no evidence that a proper Ocean Software packaged release was ever made. What isn’t quite clear at this stage is how the UK edition of the game managed to sneak out at all?

What is also odd is the fact that the developers had produced the game for Ocean, when they were more commonly known to do games for Interceptor. They did however do Spirit of the Stones for Commodore, so it perhaps isn’t that much of a strange thing.

A story behind this one it seems – and one which hopefully in time we’ll learn more about. Did it get a proper UK release, just in limited numbers – or did Ocean decide to chuck this one on the scrap heap for some reason? Maybe it was a licencing issue?

Let us know if you know anything more about this title, but at least it is out there and available to play!

Contributions: Gaz Spence, Gamebase64 (Screenshots)

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