Mumbles – Superspy

Databyte

Status: No Download, Findability: 2/5

Updates made

20/05/16 – Added new image of game and CVG scan thanks to Ross Sillifant

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Mumbles – Superspy was another cool looking game from Databyte, and was advertised with their released game, Polar Pierre within all the popular magazines at the time.

The game looked quite cool, possibly using the same engine as Polar Pierre and no doubt could well have been developed by the same development team.

Just how the game would have played is anyone’s guess. As far as i’m aware, no review of the game was made, and hence the game never surfaced. Just what happened to it?

We don’t know much more about the game at the moment, and all we have is a scan of the game as detailed in the magazines at the time. Do you know any more about this game, or is it lost forever?

Fabrizio Bartoloni found some information in MC Microcomputer which translated to:

“We have to look for Baldar, the usual mad scientist, and destroy his lab before it’s him to destroy the world. A carbon copy of most traditional spy adventures and bearing some vague resemblances to Impossible Mission, Mumbles Superspy is a decent quality videogame from the American company Digicorp distributed in Europe from the British company Databyte. If you look for originality, you won’t find it, if you search for fair quality graphics you will”.

Source: https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/adam-caveman/mc_microcomputer-059_0087/

So if Databyte was British based, were they perhaps a sub label of someone like Activision?

Art Huff recently confirmed that he was not behind the graphics – so who was?

Contributions: Peter Weighill, Ross Sillifant, Fabrizio Bartoloni

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3 Responses to Mumbles – Superspy

  1. Errata corrige, in my previous comment I’ve written Digibyte but mean Databyte.

  2. You might want to add what was in those scans about Adam Caveman that related to Mumbles Superspy as well, i.e.: the page from MC Microcomputer where there was also a review of the latter (I’m going to translate it as follows):

    “We have to look for Baldar, the usual mad scientist, and destroy his lab before it’s him to destroy the world. A carbon copy of most traditional spy adventures and bearing some vague resemblances to Impossible Mission, Mumbles Superspy is a decent quality videogame from the American company Digicorp distributed in Europe from the British company Digibyte. If you look for originality, you won’t find it, if you search for fair quality graphics you will”.

    Source: https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/adam-caveman/mc_microcomputer-059_0087/

    Also, its apparent availability on the Swedish mail order market is relevant: https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/adam-caveman/prices/

    • fgasking says:

      Thanks Fabrizio! Updating now, and also i’d spotted the prices bit as well – so it was in the scans section here too.

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