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There are quite a few adverts for "Last days of Doom" complete with free game "Hezarin" adverts, but none from Topologika that I can see.
Mainly from resellers such as Impact.
There is evidence that some buyers of Last Days Of Doom received an I.O.U for Hezarin, but this "For Sale" advert from Adventure Probe Nov. 1991 makes clear that some people definitely *did* receive Hezarin.
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SPYSNATCHER from TOPOLOGIKA SOFTWARE Acorn User January 1993
For the BBC/Master 128.
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Review for "The Whales Project Pack". One part of this is WHALE'S ADVENTURE or MYTH OF MOBY.
from TOPOLOGIKA SOFTWARE. Acorn User June 1989.
https://archive.org/details/AcornUser08 ... TOPOLOGIKA

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EDIT: It seems the title was "The Myth of Moby". https://www.mocagh.org/loadpage.php?getgame=moby
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leenew wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:41 pm
SPYSNATCHER from TOPOLOGIKA SOFTWARE Acorn User January 1993 For the Master 128.
Don't we effectively already have (a reconstructed version of) M128 Spysnatcher here?:

viewtopic.php?p=173678#p173678

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Excellent work guys, I've also been working on the still to find list, the only difference to Lee's is that Microtrust - Crossword Puzzler's advert has already been added. Also in the main topic the Viking games are listed as Miking (which is why I didn't find them initially). Also, a minor point, Molymerx is actually Molimerx.
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fuzzel wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Excellent work guys, I've also been working on the still to find list, the only difference to Lee's is that Microtrust - Crossword Puzzler's advert has already been added. Also in the main topic the Viking games are listed as Miking (which is why I didn't find them initially). Also, a minor point, Molymerx is actually Molimerx.
I have already spotted those.
Miking has now been renamed to Viking, and Molymerx to Molimerx, although I should note there are references to Molymerx. It may be the Australian publishing name of Molimerx? That "factoid" is off the top of my head but I seem to recall something along those lines whilst looking for "Fairy Tale Adventure"... :?

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EDIT: or they could be totally unrelated! https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/sy ... erview.htm
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M O L Y M E R X from Bits & Bytes New Zealand July 1984
If they are unrelated to M O L I M E R X then how come they are advertising 747??
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EDIT - See lurkio's post above :roll: :lol:
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leenew wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:49 pm
M O L Y M E R X from Bits & Bytes New Zealand July 1984 If they are unrelated to M O L I M E R X then how come they are advertising 747??
Yep. That's exactly the point that iamaran made in the aforelinked post:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5011&p=151643&hili ... rx#p151643

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Ha Ha Ha the screenshot of Fairytale says M O L I M E R X :lol:

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P.S. it's a good job Col was good with Pish wavs :?
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In (early?) issues of A&B Computing magazine there was a section called "Software Listings", usually on the last few pages. Many of the outstanding missing games can be seen here. I'm looking at the December 1984 issue, for example, and there are lots. Ok, not as good as an advert but it does prove their existence at least.
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I have the A&B Computing magazines on DVD so will have a look through them tomorrow. Funnily enough, I had a quick look at the first issue (May / June 1983) and low and behold on page 116 in the Software Listings section is Break Up by Miking! So the typo was originally created by that magazine.
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Whilst looking for something else for Mick Brown, I came across these adverts for Silversoft:
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I have added Killer Satellite, 3D Connect 4 and Starship Enterprise to the Missing list :roll:

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A review of Broanmaze by SNT (Smedley Newhouse Turner). From Aktueller Software Markt magazine, issue 5 (June/July 1986) page 36.
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Frogjump by Sapphire Software. Advert from Micro User, August 1983 page 84.
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Ghost Chase from Owl Software. Advertised in The Micro User, May 1983 page 88.
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Space Chase and Trench Run from Microbyte. Advertised in Electron User, February 1984 page 58.
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Life-Plus from Mayday. Advertised in Laserbug, May 1983 page 23.
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Pools Predictor from Mayday. BBC advert from TMU, March 1985 page 193. Electron ad from Electron User, October 1985 page 55.
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iamaran wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:19 pm
A review of Broanmaze by SNT (Smedley Newhouse Turner). From Aktueller Software Markt magazine, issue 5 (June/July 1996) page 36.
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Gott im Himmel! (as they used to exclaim in those old war comics), that's dedication!
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Quest For The Pendragon from Labyrinth. Mentioned as having been played by Pendragon in EU, May 1989, page 28.
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Card Sharper by Kansas. Includes Hi-Lo, so that should possibly be removed as a separate entry. From Acorn User, September 1985 page 44.
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Thanks for these Aran.
I have updated the MIA list and crossed the ads off the SOURCES ads list.

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iamaran wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:19 pm
A review of Broanmaze by SNT (Smedley Newhouse Turner). From Aktueller Software Markt magazine, issue 5 (June/July 1996) page 36.
Tiny correction, this is from 1986 not 1996. (I was wondering who the hell was reviewing BBC games in 1996, especially in a magazine apparently less than one year old!)
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joachim wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:15 pm
iamaran wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:19 pm
A review of Broanmaze by SNT (Smedley Newhouse Turner). From Aktueller Software Markt magazine, issue 5 (June/July 1996) page 36.
Tiny correction, this is from 1986 not 1996. (I was wondering who the hell was reviewing BBC games in 1996, especially in a magazine apparently less than one year old!)
Thanks. I'll amend.
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A review of 3D Ice Hockey by Computersmith in A&B Computing, July/August 1984 pp 95-96.
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Guzzler by Computersmith (and also perhaps some new additions to the MIA list). From Your Computer, January 1983 page 132.
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Radar by Beaufort. Advert from Acorn User, August 1985 page 142.
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Word Puzzles by Ablesoft comprises 4 separate titles, priced at £10 each. Reviewed in The Micro User, March 1988 page 33.
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I haven't been able to find any more from the list... so I have added more to the list!
Looking back through my old notes, I have added the following to the original MIA List. viewtopic.php?p=192796#p192796

Anthony Gaisford Software - Submarine Simulator
BeebugSoft - Leapfrog Solitaire / Knockout
BusCo (The Bus Company) - Yatze
Chalksoft - Top Of The Pops
CompuSoft - Bandit
Hornby Software - Pro Golf (Troon, Newbirkdale, Wentworth East & West)
Kesparsoft - Gymkhana
Laserbug Software - Suicide Mission (by Robert Leong)
Off Records... - Fruitworm, Fruit, Jamcar, Labyrinth
Simonsoft - The Memory Game

I have found an advert for all of these EXCEPT the Beebugsoft title "Leapfrog Solitaire / Knockout" so I have added that to the SOURCES list. viewtopic.php?p=310420#p310420

Lee.
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