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Frog Dude (Megadrive) and Alfred Chicken (Amiga) prototypes released

GTW recently had an email from Andy Swann, who was one of the key programmers at Twilight back in the early 90’s, and one of the lead developers of the cool Alfred Chicken on the Amiga.

Andy has been attempting to find his old disks, and at Christmas found three disks.  One blank, one with an early demo version of Alfred Chicken (Amiga) and another (and exciting!) early demo of an aborted title called Frog Dude on the Sega Megadrive.

Firstly, Alfred Chicken’s demo is believed to be a ECTS demo with some differences from the final game (including a different picture of Alfred Chicken, different game palette and no sound effects).  A nice curiosity!

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Frog Dude is a title which we don’t believe has been heard about before.  It was prototyped around the same time as Alfred Chicken, but wasn’t quite as strong a title – hence development was stopped before it could be touted to any publishers.  Andy was the lead developer, whilst Peter Tattersall was on graphics.   Andy’s agent, John Cook, had come in and said that the Frog Dude title was “workman-like” and suggested they didn’t bother with finishing it.  Andy then went on to port Alfred Chicken to the Gameboy instead.

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As you can see from the various screenshots, the game takes some visual cues from Super Mario World, as the guys at the time were very taken by the game.  The game allows you to swap between a mace wielding prince and a frog with a large tongue.  There are some nice cartoony graphics, including a small animated sequence at the start – but no sound in place.

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Thanks very much to Andy, he has allowed us to share both the Alfred Chicken demo and Frog Dude with you all.  So feel free to download and run in your favorite emulator and take a look in particular at what could have been a British take on Super Mario World!

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New Games That Weren’t C64 updates

Keeping up the trend, some more new entries and various updates have been added.

This includes news of another Psygnosis conversion that never was, an interesting Club Light game,  a selection of John Vanderaart entries, some newly recovered Duncan Kershaw games,  confirmation that a cartridge version of Spy Who Loved Me did exist,  David Doll speaks to GTW64 about the Virus April fools and much more.  Enjoy!

8 new entries added

Anarchy, Aurum, Club Light adventure, Duncan Kershaw games, Gravity, Playboy – The Game, Smakeloos, The Spy Who Loved Me C64GS,

8 updates added

Castle Boy, Crossbow (William Tell),  Here and there with the Mr Men, Space Hop, Starburst, Stratagos, Toki V1, Virus

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Putty Squad (Amiga) released!

A huge surprise for Amiga fans today, as System 3 have released the Amiga version of Putty Squad after being missing for almost 20 years and to mark the release of the Playstation release.

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The game has been preserved thanks to the efforts of Galahad/Fairlight who helped master the game for release with John Twiddy and Phil Thornton.

I have to say, many of us were skeptical to whether the game would ever be released – but credit to System 3 for a very kind gift to the Amiga community just before the end of the year.  Could Fuzzball (C64) be next? ;-)

For more details and download:

http://www.system3.com/promotional-download/puttysquadamiga/

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GTW64 xmas update 2013

It is that time of the year again, and another bumper update which has been building up.  The big difference this year was the lack of a backlog, so all the materials here have been the result of further digging and disk preservations.  We hope you enjoy it all, and there will be more in 2014 for sure!  Merry Christmas!

3 previously unseen full games recovered

Thanks to Cory Kin and the loan of his work disks, we have found a number of full games which are previously unseen

Flok, Jet CombatMaster Blast

CDU Games Disk 6 recovered (Including 3 unseen games)

Thanks to Richard Smedley, CDU Games Disk 6 has been fully recovered and preserved – preserving 3 more previously unseen full games:  Outbreak, Mirror Image and Mystery Man

CDU Games Disks

12 previously unseen previews recovered

Mostly thanks to Cory Kin’s work disk loan, a large amount of previously lost game previews (a lot of Cory’s own work) have been salvaged and preserved:

IndeflataBallErikEarth MoverAssault ForceMake My DayNavadonPet RescueQuestor 3Unknown cute gameUnknown gameUnknown platformerUnknown shooter

Spore 2 found?

It’s been in the digital archives for a while, but has remains of Spore 2 been under our noses all this time?  Or at least an earlier build.  Take a look at Cybowormz and then compare to Mutant Zone.

Cybowormz

Odd Melbourne House title surfaces in loading screen form

A loading screen by Lizard has been recovered showing a game called Questerious – we find that it was a Melbourne House title.  Was it a precursor for Thone of Fire?

Questerious

Tangent and RISK prototypes found and added

Two early editions of two Edge games have been recovered and added to two separate prototype post entries here:

R.I.S.K prototypes,  Tangent prototype

31 other new entries added

AltariusArc AngelAtlaxmaxB-BallBad GameBallfeverBallisationCheeky Twins IIICity InvadersDanger! High VoltageDeath BlowDionysus IIIDoomed WorldGame Got No NameHorror DriveHyper Galactic WarriorImpulseInternational Karate V1Knight ‘n’ Grail 2Omega CetiRampage V1ReptonRim RaidersSir LancelotSpace AceStarswarmTemple of MedomTrazersUridibadXiphoidJet Pac (Unofficial)

Also 10 additional updates added

Some more additions and tweaks.  Check out the updates link for each to see what has changed.  Nexus V1 has been added, but a Beyond Software labelled edition.

Basket Master V1Deep StarEscapeFirebirdImperiumLost Robot 2MindsmearMovie Monster, TheNexus V1Star of Africa

Frank Gasking work disk collection added

A digitisation project which has been in progress for several years on and off now.  The webmaster of GTW64 has compiled together all their work disks, tapes and gone through the lot – compiling together anything unfinished, incomplete pictures, games, demos into individual folders.  More details on the page here with download links:

Frank Gasking work disks

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Frank Gasking collection

Over the past few years, I have been busy porting my own C64 disks (mostly to pass on potentially lost game cracks and demos from my own collection) and work tapes with the aim of digitally archiving all of the work i’ve ever done on the C64.

There has always been a lot of odds and ends that i’ve had sitting around, and before everything fully deteriorated, I thought it was time to get everything ported over and tidied up.

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