Now next is a Jet Set Willy clone of sorts with Costa Capers. Infact, it is a quiet sequel to Technician Ted which was released strangely by Hewson. The first game never saw the light of day on the C64 (It is unknown if a conversion of that was planned – there is no evidence as of yet).
The kind of confirmation we have that a C64 conversion of Costa Capers was being done or at least thought about, was the advert from Firebird advertising their "Hot Range" of titles. They stated that all titles were coming soon on Spectrum, Amstrad and C64. Both Spectrum and Amstrad versions surfaced, but surprise surprise the C64 version didn’t. The Amstrad version was basically a Spectrum port, the C64 version could well have been a development from scratch.
Or did Firebird accidently state the C64 for Costa Capers?… We hope to find out more soon. At the moment we have no details of programmers or artists who worked on the conversion, and no evidence other than the adverts that a conversion was underway.
This one is going to be a tough nut to crack…
Contributions: Peter Weighill