Recent comments

Here is a larger overview of recent comments on the Games That Weren’t website, so you can keep up to date with any recent input from others on our various entries.

  • BRIAN SHIVE on Bible Research Systems titles: I have Verse Search version 6.3, Copyright 1981-1999 by Bible Research Systems, on a CD that I run on an… May 22, 20:32
  • fgasking on Various unreleased Amiga titles: Hi Bob, happy to cover it – but do you have any references to magazines that mentioned that the game… May 21, 15:25
  • Bob on Various unreleased Amiga titles: I was wondering if you could add Mr. Nutz to the list of unreleased games, as I couldn’t find it… May 21, 12:28
  • fgasking on Space Raider: It’s hard to put a price on these things, though it seems about 6 people own it at https://retrocollector.org/index.php?page=1&system=1&media=123456789AYZ&publisher=-1&title=Space%20Raider&box=-1&region=-1&type=0123&release=2461#94644 …… May 19, 00:42
  • Gary on Space Raider: hi, I actually have the copy of this game, I’m curious on its rarity and potential value. its hard to… May 18, 10:33
  • fgasking on Dungeons Of Death: Thanks for letting us know! Yeah, many games from that era were distributed from someone’s home or handmade – it… May 17, 13:49
  • Kostas Markakis on Dungeons Of Death: Hi, I have a copy of Dungeons Of Death, published on 20 May 1983 for the TRS-80. I think this… May 17, 12:36
  • Michael on Nebulus: Yea, it probably was the mobile version. I don’t have a clear memory of which games I played were N-Gage… May 15, 17:44
  • Bennett Davis on 2400 A.D.: Very much appreciated, Frank! May 13, 21:23
  • fgasking on Splish Splash: It is very bizarre – they had certainly released a lot worse too, so it could be related to lack… May 13, 20:41
  • fgasking on 2400 A.D.: Hi Bennett, no problem at all :) Ah, my apologies – we need to get better at referencing sources in… May 13, 20:38
  • Simon Plumbe on Splish Splash: There are a few gaps in the IC0xxx numbering for the Mastertronic range around the same time as Bionic Granny… May 13, 20:33
  • Bennett Davis on 2400 A.D.: Wow, thanks to GTW64 and contributors, this is a superb and super interesting archive entry. In the ‘Gallery’ supporting content,… May 13, 20:26
  • fgasking on Educational and bible titles preserved: No problem at all :) May 13, 09:48
  • Joe Bal on Educational and bible titles preserved: Thanks so much for sharing these links! The Commodore 64 KJV and NIV Bible Search software titles are absolutely incredible!… May 13, 02:50
  • Alfred Phone Richtoffen on Arthur: It looks like an interesting game and story according to this screenshot. Thanks! May 12, 01:00
  • fgasking on Missile Command: Hi Carlos, unfortunately this is an unofficial conversion of Missile Command, and not the AtariSoft version that was rumored to… May 10, 15:38
  • Carlos on Missile Command: there is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRkfwyYFyfg . Another here: https://www.commodoregames.net/vic-20/index.asp?load=Missile%20Command.prg May 10, 10:57
  • fgasking on Halo Jones: Yeah, Graeme did a brilliant job with that one :) May 8, 09:16
  • Fever on Halo Jones: That Eurogamer article about all the 8bit 2000Ad games was actually a totally zarjaz read for this aging Squaxx dek… May 7, 11:58
  • fgasking on Halo Jones: Thanks Fever – looks like a very old page that hasn’t been updated for a while. Just tidied up and… May 7, 09:59
  • Fever on Halo Jones: The link to ‘Judge Anderson’ on this page is broken Seems that it was later discovered that the game was… May 6, 16:43
  • fgasking on Hungry Horace: Thanks Paul, and sorry this turned out in the end to be the 2021 tribute game Horace: https://sleepingelephant.com/~sleeping/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=10094 May 6, 09:30
  • fgasking on A tribute to Micro-Antics: No problem at all Neil, and glad you enjoyed it! :) May 6, 09:29
  • fgasking on Virus: Not sure what happened there, thanks Joshua – now fixed (this time!) May 6, 09:29
  • Neil on A tribute to Micro-Antics: Chariot Race was one of my favourite games on the Vic-20 as a kid and the article in Retro Gamer… May 5, 17:00
  • Joshua Dove on Virus: Cheers! Although the link in the main article is still pointing to the now defunct page rather than the archived… May 5, 10:23
  • fgasking on Virus: Thanks Joshua! I’ll fix now (and credit you), but i’ll also take a look to see if I can find… May 4, 16:16
  • fgasking on Nebulus: Thanks Michael – it’s a shame that it seemingly didn’t get to a playable state. That’s interesting too about the… May 4, 16:15
  • fgasking on Myth 2: Dawn of Steel: Very mysterious :) May 4, 16:14
  • fgasking on Sunburst Communications titles: Hi John – yeah, that one has been. Here it is: https://gb64.com/game.php?id=15465&d=18&h=0 May 4, 16:14
  • Developer on Myth 2: Dawn of Steel: Myth 2 is secretly being planned. May 4, 12:50
  • John on Sunburst Communications titles: I don’t see “The Pond” is that already found and archived? May 4, 03:59
  • Michael on Nebulus: I really like the aesthetic, particularly small details like the screw threads and having the player character wearing an environmental… May 4, 03:46
  • Joshua Dove on Virus: The Bird Sanctuary link is dead, Suggest using the following https://web.archive.org/web/20120314174303/https://www.birdsanctuary.co.uk/virus/m.php May 4, 00:28
  • Paul E St Cyr on Hungry Horace: I have a copy of this game from 1982 by Beam Software. May 3, 00:52
  • fgasking on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Thanks Asphodel, that is pretty scary to think of it that way! :) May 2, 00:29
  • fgasking on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Thanks Bago! It’s been a lot of fun over the years! :) May 2, 00:28
  • fgasking on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Thanks buddy and for all your support with it all too :) May 2, 00:28
  • fgasking on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Thanks Avram and for the very kind words! May 2, 00:27
  • fgasking on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Thanks Dave, and thanks for all your help over the years. Can’t believe how quick it has gone! May 2, 00:27
  • David Simmons on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Great reading Frank. Digital archeology at its finest! May 1, 19:21
  • Avram Dumitrescu on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Congratulations, Frank, on all the hard work, preservation, and documentation you and your team do! It’s always a thrill to… May 1, 15:28
  • Vinny Mainolfi on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Well done, buddy, a fantastic piece of Commodore 64 gaming discovery and archiving history May 1, 11:29
  • Bago Zonde / Commocore on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Love this initiative so much, Frank! And the outcomes with released game versions are beyond any expectations of anyone! Keep… May 1, 10:29
  • Asphodel on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Aweseome work through the years. You now exist twice as long as the actual machine was commercial :) . Congratulations.… May 1, 10:25
  • fgasking on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Thanks Alex, and thanks to all your help over the years too! May 1, 09:25
  • Alex Ross-Shaw on 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Amazing achievement, well done! May 1, 09:06
  • fgasking on Galencia Khaos Sphere: Thanks Daniel! That’s very kind of you and i’ll try and add to the site as soon as I can! Apr 30, 10:16
  • fgasking on GTW64 April 2024 update: Thanks for the kind words LiqMatrix! Apr 30, 10:15
  • Daniel Melendez on Galencia Khaos Sphere: Hi! This is Dany Quest, from Commodore64 Club… I was an active side of this game, and I have a… Apr 29, 18:15
  • LiqMatrix on GTW64 April 2024 update: Frank, 25 years is definitely an achievement and something to celebrate, but more importantly it’s the level of professionalism and… Apr 29, 14:27
  • fgasking on GTW64 April 2024 update: Thank you Inverse Skies for the kind words, and also for buying the book too. Really glad you enjoyed it… Apr 29, 12:05
  • Inverse Skies on GTW64 April 2024 update: Congrats on the 25 years! What a remarkable achievement. Thank you for the hard work looking into these games that… Apr 29, 11:02
  • fgasking on Bacillus: Thanks Michael! I’ll update the page asap! Apr 29, 09:43
  • GameBase64 on Bacillus: Here’s the link to the author’s GitHub repository: https://github.com/thojor79/bacillus_c64 Apr 29, 09:34
  • fgasking on GTW64 April 2024 update: Thanks Graeme! Apr 29, 09:10
  • Graeme Mason on GTW64 April 2024 update: Congrats on the anniversary Frank! Looking forward to the feature – Graeme Apr 29, 09:06
  • fgasking on GTW64 April 2024 update: Hi Ken – The CZ article started around 1998, then about a year later the site was born to start… Apr 29, 08:59
  • Ken Knight on GTW64 April 2024 update: 25 years since that first Commodore Zone article? Apr 29, 08:49
  • ZTH on Miami Vice: Not to be confused with Miami Dice I assume? :) Lovely Whittaker song. Like a Casio MT-88 keyboards default rythm… Apr 28, 03:43
  • ZTH on Italian pirated games: Edicola 8 bit homepage is overflowing with the longest list of cookies, IP monitoring users web traffic, share browser history,… Apr 28, 03:32
  • fgasking on Miami Vice: Hi Uka, it could well be that the cancellations were due to the poor reception of the IBM version. Certainly… Apr 26, 11:49
  • Uka on Miami Vice: It is strange that early advertisements show quite a number of platforms, incluing Commodore 64 and Amiga, while the game… Apr 26, 06:25
  • fgasking on Donkey Kong Jnr.: Yeah, I thought we had done a page for it – but haven’t yet. I wrote about it in the… Apr 24, 09:22
  • Anon on Donkey Kong Jnr.: I searched the site for the “Bubble Bobble conversion that never saw the light of day”, but couldn’t find anything.… Apr 24, 08:46
  • fgasking on Super Barbarian: Thanks Patrick – will add the platform. Do you recall which issue it was, so I can add a scan? Apr 22, 23:24
  • Patrick Furlong on Super Barbarian: This would have been announced for the CPC too – it was mentioned in an issue of Amstrad Action.. Apr 22, 16:22
  • Fever on Ultra Games: I recognise that it would make a pretty dull entry but, if anyone is making a list, I can’t find… Apr 22, 08:38
  • Verisimilitude on The Endless Maze algorithm: This is cool. I read that paper and implemented the algorithm from Entombed in CHIP-8, back in late 2020: http://verisimilitudes.net/2020-10-03… Apr 20, 22:40
  • Davide Bottino on NBA Jam Tournament Edition: Thank you Frank for adding the game to the database! Apr 19, 13:13
  • fgasking on Starfighter One: Thanks Fever! Yeah, I copied the same block for a number of the Starvision titles and forgot to change the… Apr 18, 14:50
  • Fever on Starfighter One: Oop bit of a copy / paste error there “So it is quite possible that Super Pinball was only an… Apr 18, 14:37
  • Stuart on Power Crystal: Interesting; I just read about this in an old ’97 issue of Edge. Looks like it could have been a… Apr 17, 14:29
  • fgasking on Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice: No problem at all, and thank you for all your work and efforts to try and preserve the game! Apr 17, 09:14
  • Vujice on Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice: Many thanks for spreading the word! I will make sure to provide updates if I manage to discover anything else.… Apr 17, 09:07
  • fgasking on Breaker: Thanks Asphodel! I’ll add links into the post with credit to yourself! Apr 11, 17:52
  • fgasking on Franko 2: No Mercy: That’s a good point! Apologies for missing that. I had originally thought it was just an overview of the game,… Apr 11, 17:50
  • Asphodel on Breaker: This is also proof it was released and that the box-art was indeed the same as the MSX version: [FRANK… Apr 11, 16:05
  • Maniac4Fun on Franko 2: No Mercy: Very interesting material. Alw why does the link to the Skinny and Franko review lead to the most game-hating review… Apr 10, 18:03
  • Anon on Into The Shadows: I (like many others) had a demo of ITS which seems to be from an earlier stage. It’s on youtube,… Apr 10, 09:46
  • fgasking on The Last Starfighter: Thanks LiqMatrix! I had completely forgot about the remake, which is very impressive! An actual arcade was made with it… Apr 10, 08:59
  • LiqMatrix on The Last Starfighter: Frank, This has been around forever, but at least it will scratch that itch possibly. I think this is very… Apr 9, 23:45
  • fgasking on The Last Starfighter: Ah yes, Dave Sherman has been chatting to me a few times about Air Race, and also a game called… Apr 9, 12:07
  • fgasking on The Last Starfighter: Thanks for commenting Jim, and no problem at all! I’ve update the page with your full name and also a… Apr 9, 12:05
  • Jim Morris on The Last Starfighter: A video recording of the game just before it got cancelled is here. There was another game I worked on… Apr 8, 20:21
  • Jim Morris on The Last Starfighter: I am the “Jim” that Mike mentioned above, and I was totally unaware of this until just now. It would… Apr 8, 20:11
  • fgasking on Linking Leroy: I’m not sure Raider – possibly it was leaked via a contact who was friends with the developer. Hopefully someone… Apr 8, 12:13
  • raider on Linking Leroy: What’s the deal with the space level? I know the first level was included with Legoland 2, but the only… Apr 7, 20:34
  • fgasking on Bushido Warrior: Thanks for confirming David, i’ll ping you a message quickly! Apr 6, 20:10
  • David Semmens on Bushido Warrior: we conveted the game to Spectrum and Amstrad at Source the software house in Leeds. Seems duch a long time… Apr 5, 20:09
  • Fever on Chart Breaker: I suspect a case of rampant feature creep killed this “Rockstar Ate My Hamster” as remade by Germans(!) affair -… Apr 5, 11:04
  • fgasking on Chart Breaker: Thanks David – that’s interesting to learn. Was that just the Amiga version that you saw underway? Apr 4, 18:27
  • David on Chart Breaker: Hello. Imagitec Design (Dream Weavers) were definitely working on this game when I joined in late 1993. I was part… Apr 4, 15:38
  • Paul Cole on Time Scanner V1: Hi Martin, the version you helped on with simon would have been the second version. I worked on the original… Apr 2, 15:57
  • fgasking on A tribute to Micro-Antics: Hi Huffelduff (also will reply at Denial too), many thanks and glad you enjoyed it! By the sounds of it,… Mar 26, 22:52
  • Huffelduff on A tribute to Micro-Antics: Thanks for the Article and your preservation efforts. People like Paul Hope were trail blazers for the VIC and the… Mar 26, 18:58
  • fgasking on A tribute to Micro-Antics: Thanks Ian, that’s very kind of you and glad that you enjoyed it :) Mar 24, 19:01
  • Vic20-Ian on A tribute to Micro-Antics: Beautiful and thoughtful archive of Paul’s work. Thank you. I owned Chariot Race, it is a great game. I enjoyed… Mar 24, 18:51
  • fgasking on A tribute to Micro-Antics: Thanks Alex! Mar 21, 17:18