Mumbles – Super Spy was another cool looking game from Databyte, and was advertised with their released game, Polar Pierre within all the popular magazines at the time.
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”.
The game was trademarked by Digicorp Inc, who are still going today, so we hope to learn more soon from them (if anyone is still there from those days).
Art Huff had confirmed back in 2013 that he was no behind the graphics, but then in December 2022, Ron Rosen got in touch to confirm that he was indeed the developer of the game after all and that Art had been mistaken. Art had actually done all of the graphics, and the game was fully completed. Ron wasn’t aware that the game had never been released.
Unfortunately Ron confirmed that he no longer has any code for any of his past works, though there are a few other contacts who may – so those routes are for now being examined to see if anything could be located. Ron also solved another mystery by confirming that he and Art were behind Adam Caveman.
Watch this space and hopefully we’ll have some more positive news soon.
Contributions: Peter Weighill, Ross Sillifant, Fabrizio Bartoloni, Gaz Spence, Art Huff, Ron Rosen