Sarge was to be a Capcom arcade conversion released on the C64 back in 1988.
Although advertised as on sale – the game never got to make it on the C64 for reasons unknown. The PC version did however surface.
What happened to the C64 conversion of this interesting title? Were there developer woes throughout or is the sales advert just a red herring?
Well, Maxmirni confirmed that a C64 version was indeed on its way – and even dug out another advert showing a C64 screenshot! So the game does indeed exist!
The game was being developed by Troy Lyndon’s company Pacific Dataworks International, but for reasons unknown, doesn’t seem to have ever got a proper release. In an interview, Troy suggests that the game should be on sale by the time that his interview was at press. Did it sneak out?
We got hold of Troy, and he was very surprised to learn that the game was never released – he thought it was! Troy was the original developer, before he gave the game to someone else to finish. He cannot recall who that was though.
The conversion was apparently just like the original and very faithful. But in terms of trying to find the game, Troy sadly couldn’t help – not having anything of the original game which could be preserved.
We now need to find out who this replacement programmer was. Let us know if you know any more about it!
Contributions: Maxmirni, Troy Lyndon