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GTW64 update 05/05/13

And another update in quick succession … this time a slightly larger update with a number of new entries and updates (with new scans).

7 new entries added

Basket Master V1, Mutant Zone, Reach For The Moon, T-Runner, Thundercats 3, Trick Ramp Crazy, Xecutor

11 updates added

Academy, Dreadnought, Lords Of The Rising Sun, Manhatten Dealers, Nimitz, Phantom Club, Rastan V1, Rebelstar, Scooby Doo V1, Thundercats 2, Time Scanner V1

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Wonderboy (C64) – a rather different looking version

Some years ago I was talking on the Lemon 64 of a strange recollection of a rather different looking version of the C64 Wonderboy. I had the budget edition of the game, which I played to death – but also later picked up the game on a Beau Jolly 30 pack of games. The recollection was of a rather expanded looking main sprite (where as the version I originally played had two sprites bolted together).

Our blocky version who looks like they are on LSD
Our blocky hero who looks like he’s on LSD

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Shadowfire 3

1994 Denton Designs

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn

Retro Gamer issue 113 had once featured an excellent feature on the trilogy of Shadowfire by Martyn Carroll. Trilogy? Well, you’ll need to check out the article to find out more details about the 3rd game (as well as get an insight from the original developers).

Part of the feature included the uncovering of a concept document for Shadowfire 3, which was discovered by Dennis Gustafsson, whilst digging out some other materials for Martyn.

The document was given to Dennis by Ally Nobel whilst at Denton Designs between 1991 and 1995 time. Rage absorbed Denton by 1995, and sadly Shadowfire 3 was a casualty of this. The game was planned for development on the PC (and later PlayStation and Saturn)… the Amiga wasn’t thought to be in the plans due to it being a bit late in the day.

Thanks to Martyn and Dennis on their rescue attempts on digitally preserving the document, we are very happy to release the document (thanks also to Ally Nobel for giving us the go ahead). It’s a wonderful document, with some great concept sketches throughout. Take a look of what could have been in this incomplete trilogy!

Download concept document (PDF – 13mb)


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