UXB is a great little finding that has been uncovered for the first time thanks to Wreg and released into GTW64.
The game is full and was produced by Jason Fox who went on to produce a few titles for Zeppelin games. The graphics and sound are by none other than Adam Gilmore, who also went to Zeppelin to produce a number of tunes as their main musician. The music is a very early example of Adam’s work which is previously unheard. Rob Hubbard is bizzarely credited for the scroll code.
With the game itself, what we have is a rather neat little Blagger/Manic Miner clone with some mini sub games which include a space rocket level and a moon buggy scene. Its good fun to play, and one which would have done fairly well had it been released.
So what happened to it? … Well, the game was the first work of both Jason and Adam and they sent it around all the publishers at the time, but sadly no-one wanted the game. As a result it remained unreleased and it has only been recently that its managed to sneak its way out. Its the first time the game has been heard of.
Overall there is nothing else new to find with the game, everything is here, so enjoy!… Additionally there is a cracked version which include some bug fixes and cheats by 6R6. Whats left now is to get a bit more of a story about the game from the authors and just get a bit more background to this nice finding.
Get downloading and enjoy!…
Contributions: Wreg, 6R6, Adam Gilmore