Well, there was rumours of Space Ace being converted to the C64 by Empire, which were confirmed… but we can also reveal that a deal was being hammered out with Sullivan Bluth to bring Dragons Lair 2: Timewarp to the C64!
Thanks to Paul Cawley for digging up some crucial information, it seems that discussions got stuck in a bit of a loop between the owners of the game and Entertainment International UK, who were trying to negotiate the 8-bit conversions for C64, Amstrad and ZX Spectrum.
Things dragged well into mid-1990 and the owners got a bit fed up and even started to pitch to other companies to do conversions. They wanted to ensure that development was started asap, so they could get a Christmas 1990 release. It never happened, but we don’t know if anyone actually started any kind of conversion or if an agreement was ever made. The information ran dry at this point.
Just how a conversion would have shaped up is anyone’s guess, but it would have likely been similar to the older Dragon’s Lair format done by Software Projects… but then we feel that Wrath of the Demon could have been an indication of how the game could have been designed by taking on its engine in someway.
It seems its also unreleased on later platforms up until around 1995… http://www.dragonslairfans.com/flyers/dl2/dl2down.jpg
Very early days on this one, but we hope to have a lot more information on the proposed conversion soon, including possibly some documentation on what was being planned.
More soon on this one…
Contributions: Fabrizio Bartoloni, Paul Cawley