Rainbow Arts

Status: Preview, Findability: 2/5

Not too much to say here about this game at present. We know very little about it, but that god damn title tune is something I’ve heard somewhere before… that jingle…. but where?… a demo?… what?…. aghhh…

Thanks to Warren Pilkington, the tune came from a Future Composer demo tune by Sami Seppa (Rock / Finnish Gold) and was used in a number of demos at the time. An anonymous contributor also suggests that the jingle resembles parts of the menu theme from Rock ‘n Roll on the C64 and Amiga (also by Rainbow Arts).

Anyway, the game is a 3D based perspective Pinball game, with some interesting features including digital music and some nice graphics.

Unfortunately I can’t comment much on physics or gameplay, as the game is virtually unplayable. You can move the flippers, and the ball moves up and down, but doesn’t connect yet. Seems to be quite an early version of the game.

We are currently not sure what exactly happened to this game, but it had management behind it, so it could have been a pitch gone wrong… not sure why. It seems quite similar to the 3D Pinball game created by Stephen Walters, but we don’t believe the games are related in any way.

A lot more information needed on this game, so we can’t really say any more than that yet… Can you help with this game?…

Contributions: Gaz Spence, Warren Pilkington, Anonymous

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Update history

  • 19/12/22 – Extra note about music.
  • 25/10/22 – Note on music and where it had been heard before
  • 15/10/22 – Added reference to 3D Pinball to dispel link between both games.
  • 20/04/15 – Added Rainbow Arts credit
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4 Responses to Arcadian

  1. The title tune is an edit of one of the demo tunes that came with Future Composer, originally by Sami Seppa (Rock / Finnish Gold) – minus the drums. That was also used in a number of demos as well at the time.

  2. Hi Frank, the Sid file for this game is credited to Rainbow Arts in csdb. It could be that the game was pitched to or commissioned by that publisher.

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