Oriental Games could have possibly been one of the last Firebird games to see a release on the C64, but it was not to be.
Mentioned in a news item in Games Machine issue 27, Oriental Games was an average beat-em-up which did see release eventually via MicroStyle on the Amiga and ST Platforms. It even saw release on the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad platforms. So just what happened to the C64 conversion?
It’s a mystery which we are still looking to solve. It can’t really be that the game was lost as part of Firebird closing, as the others would have suffered too. It suggests that there must have been development woes with the C64 version.
Richard Hewison suggests that MicroProse had very little regard for the C64 and its likely that they just cancelled the C64 version without many qualms. But with a Spectrum version completed, surely a C64 one therefore was started?
Do you know any more?
Contributions: Iain Black, Richard Hewison