A very quick open and closed case.
Alpha Omega’s Orpheus game of the same name was actually intended to be released back in 1984 by Sterling Software, but it seems the company may have collapsed before it got out.
However, Steve Bak seems to have sold the game on to budget label Alpha Omega about a year or so later – so it did eventually see release.
It is likely that the games are identical, apart from copyright changes and loader. It would be good to find an original to compare though!
Well… in June 2020, Neil Collins did just that and has a copy – confirming that the game was actually released (in very limited numbers).
The game has been confirmed to be exactly the same as the released version later on by Alpha Omega.
Contributions: Neil Collins