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Moonsweeper

1983 Imagic

Platform: Commodore Vic-20

A neat space shooter that was released by Imagic on the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision. However, the game was also seemingly due for release on the Commodore Vic-20 too.

In 2019, an AtariAge forum poster called “gorfulator” posted that he had come across a Vic-20 cartridge from a friend who worked at Imagic. His friend mentioned he had worked on a Moonsweeper game for the Commodore. By the looks of things, it was actually completed too. Continue reading

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The Chaos Engine early screens (Amiga)

One of my favourite Amiga games of all time, The Chaos Engine was released by The Bitmap Brothers in 1993 for the Amiga and various other platforms over the years. The game was closely followed across its development, so it was clearly going to result in screenshots showing many different assets and features that would not make the final cut. Grzegorz Antosiewicz delivers once again by providing a series of screens highlighting features that didn’t make it.

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Firstly, various screenshots from Amiga Format, Games-X, Joystick and Zero all show up to three simultaneous players was once possible. But as you know in the final release, you can only play up to two players. So, just why the 3rd player was dropped is a mystery at the moment. We guess it was simply down to restoring some speed to the game. Continue reading

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Chuck’s World

1993 Fission Software

Platform: Commodore Amiga

Chuck’s World by Fission Software was an unreleased Amiga platform game that was based on various animations about a character named Chuck, created by Steve Packer and released in Public Domain. The main character Chuck looked slightly like something out of South Park, and would dress up as various popular icons.

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Donkey Kong Jr.

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon.  Donkey Kong Jr. was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

With thanks to Fabrizio Bartoloni for the heads up.

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