Destiny didn’t release too many games, and Teladon was one of those. It got a Spectrum release, but sadly wasn’t very well recieved. The game basically takes two styles of gameplay, including a tunnel/mountain 3D section and then a Head Over Heels perspective part – but the two elements didn’t play particularly well.
The spectrum game can be found here… http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0005174
According to the World Of Spectrum, the game got a C64 release, but Gamebase sadly doesn’t list it, so it is at large i’m afraid. And it is very likely that the game was shelved. Now why exactly is a good question that we need to get answered. Looking at the styles of gameplay, the isometric part might have been troublesome, as it has been so many times in the past with those kinds of game on the C64. Was it just a straight Spectrum port or a fresh start?
It could be that Destiny closed its doors too before the C64 version could be finished – but this is all speculation and no fact. Basically we need to do some digging and find out what happened to this game… can we find anything playable?
Contributor Dimitris F. spotted that the game was advertised in Greek magazine Pixel back around 1988 time from a games store. Was this just the Spectrum version listed in error – surely it must have been?
Do you know anything about this conversion?…
Contributions: Peter Weighill, Dimitris F
Hello from Greece!
In the very famous Greek magazine called ‘Pixel’, I just noticed that Teladon was listed as a C64 game in an advertisement of a computer store (which was known for having not only original games…).
You can check this link: https://issuu.com/dimitrispanokostas/docs/pixel_issue_046 at page 34.
So does Teladon really exist?…
Hi Dimitris, many thanks for your contribution – that is very interesting to see! It’s very likely that the computer store were advertising the game after ordering it from a distributor who were offering it. It is very likely they never got the game in the end from the distributor, and had to refund anyone who had paid for it. This happened a few times in the UK with some stores listing games that were not yet released in the anticipation they were about to get copies to then send out.