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Not sure if already mentioned, but...
I think Landfall from GT software will be the same game as the Landfall game released by Virgin.
In the Virgin inlay it states that the games author (Gregory Trezise) runs GT Software.

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Good spot Mick!

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Hi Lee,
Ref Landfall, In the Virgin game it says LANDFALL II once loaded.
So is the Virgin game the same as the GT game or is the Virgin game a sequel or amended/expanded version?
We may still need to get the GT copy to find out!

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Dunno :roll:
Whilst looking at other Virgin games adverts I found that Space Adventure (originally by Pro Software) was by R. Thomas and A. Thomas.

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Hi Lee,
IIRC The Virgin inlay has them as Andrew and Roger Thomas.

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Ta :wink:
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Quest for the Golden Wombat by Foxsoft
After much searching I've finally found a reference to the above in the Pendragon article in June 1989's issue of Electron User (p24):
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There's also mention of "I Spy Red" and, in the next paragraph, Sodasoft's The Genesis Project (presumably a completely different game to the Audiogenic one).
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UPDATED...

I have put the titles that are highly doubtful releases to the top.
The ones with no comments at the bottom are the titles where no advertisements have been found.
Can anybody find anything else?

A&F - Minefield (For the BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Adventuresoft - Sword Of The Samurai HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Alligata - Pub Games HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
BBC Soft - Games Pack 1 HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Blade Games - Lazer Squad HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Bug-Byte - Dragon Quest 2 HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
CDS 3D, European Super League HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Comsoft - Jet Pilot HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Hopesoft - Atom Man (For the BBC), Escape From Orion 2 HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Leisure Genius - Risk HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Martech - Vixen HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Melbourne - Mordon's Quest HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Micro Power (Program Power) - Space Fighter (For the BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Odin - Nodes Of Yesod HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Red Shift - Tripods HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Riverdale - Aussie Suds HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Robico - Blazing Star HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Salamander - Abductor (For The BBC), Gridrunner (For The BBC), Lazer Zone (For The BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Virgin Games - Conflict HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE

Andrew Globe - The Blob
AUCBE - Quest Adventure Creator, Quest Adventures
Aztec Games - Bounty Pirates, Mission Impossible, Princes, Squash
Beebugsoft - Leapfrog Solitaire / Knockout
Bryants - Monster Battle
CMS - Black Hole, Dive Bombers
Computersmith - Oil, Detective (For the BBC)
Database - Devil Run
First Byte (May be FBC) - Alien, Caves Of Anoran, Descender, Starfighter, Vader Raid, King Ape
Grandslam - World War 1
Hexagon - Cell And Serpent / Cells And Serpents
Ixion - The Cliche, Interzone Shift
Kingfisher - Car Race
Labyrinth - Quest For The Pendragon
Micromode - Copter
Microplus Software - Battleships, Channel, Codecracks / Hi-Lo, Glooper
NEC - 20 Crosswords
Odyssey - Adventure 2, Arcade 1, Beeboids
Players - Quicksilva
POM Software - Games Pack 2 (Labyrinth), Games Pack 3 (Fruit Machine)
Processor Applications - Game Pack 2 (Multimaze, Catch, and Bomber)
Rainbow - 3D Mouse Maze
Software For All - Galaxians

THE FULL LIST OF MISSING GAMES IS HERE: viewtopic.php?p=192796#p192796
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Adding SPACE INVADERS PART II by David McKeran to the MIA list.
Advert from Micro User vol. 1 no.11 (January 1984)
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Adding CENTIPEDE by PSS Software to the MIA list: from YOUR COMPUTER AUGUST 1983.
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If we look at this advert: viewtopic.php?p=310208#p310208
It states that Kay-Ess software previously traded as Orion Software.
Therefore Hangman, Space Tank and Horses from Kay-Ess will be the same as Hangman, Space Tank and Horses from Orion Software.
We already have Star Hawks from Orion Software in the archive, so Star Hawks from Kay-Ess can be removed from the missing games list.
I will update the MIA list accordingly.

Looking at some of the advert blurb in later months, it suggests the earlier games may have been tweaked to be compatible with the Electron, so it is still worth keeping an eye out for both releases.

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A bigger advert for EASTENDERS from MACSEN SOFTWARE - Acorn User December 1986.
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fuzzel wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:40 pm
Games Workshop's Key of Hope and Tower of Despair in A&B Magazine (July 1985 - Newsround). Both games I believe were released for the C64 and Spectrum. The item claims that Tower of Despair is a previous release with Key of Hope being their new game.
Games Workshop games AandB.jpg
It appears Key of Hope was never released. https://www.solutionarchive.com/game/id ... C+The.html
Tower of despair seems like it may not have been released on the beeb/electron but it is certainly worth adding to the MIA list. https://www.solutionarchive.com/game/id ... spair.html


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SNARL-UP from A&F Software. Advertised in Personal Computer Games December 1984 and C&VG January 1985
Also mentioned on the A&F 'Copter Capers advert from Micro User October 1984.
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FRUIT MACHINE from BUG-BYTE advertised in YOUR COMPUTER November 1982
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EDIT** This game has now been found!
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Adding these games from MORLEY ELECTRONICS to the missing games list:
DEEPSPACE AGENT, SID THE SNAKE, SPIDER INVASION, ANDROIDS.
Blurry advert from YOUR COMPUTER JANUARY 1984.
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Adding BOMBER RUN, BLACK HOLE, and DIVE BOMBERS by CMS (Computer & Media Services Ltd.) To the MIA List.
Found an advert for BOMBER RUN from PERSONAL COMPUTER WORLD FEB. 1983
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Can anyone find anything for BLACK HOLE or DIVE BOMBERS?
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Many games from MICROPLUS SOFTWARE LTD. to add to the MIA list.
BACKGAMMON, BATTLESHIPS, BLITZ, CHANNEL, CODECRACKS / HI-LO, DEMOLISH, DOTS AND BOXES, FIVES AND THREES, GALACTIC MISSION, GLOOPER, GOLF, GRAND PRIX, PILOT.

Found an advert from YOUR COMPUTER JUNE 1983 containing many of these:
YourComputer_1983_06_0161MicroplusSoftware.jpg
Can anyone find an advert for BATTLESHIPS, CHANNEL, CODECRACKS / HI-LO, or GLOOPER??
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UPDATED AGAIN...

I have put the titles that are highly doubtful releases to the top.
The ones with no comments at the bottom are the titles where no advertisements have been found.
Can anybody find any adverts for the ones at the bottom??

A&F - Minefield (For the BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Adventuresoft - Sword Of The Samurai HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Alligata - Pub Games HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
BBC Soft - Games Pack 1 HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Blade Games - Lazer Squad HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Bug-Byte - Dragon Quest 2 HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
CDS 3D, European Super League HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Comsoft - Jet Pilot HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Hopesoft - Atom Man (For the BBC), Escape From Orion 2 HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Leisure Genius - Risk HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Martech - Vixen HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Melbourne - Mordon's Quest HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Micro Power (Program Power) - Space Fighter (For the BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Odin - Nodes Of Yesod HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Red Shift - Tripods HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Riverdale - Aussie Suds HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Salamander - Abductor (For The BBC), Gridrunner (For The BBC), Lazer Zone (For The BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE
Virgin Games - Conflict HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE

Andrew Globe - The Blob
AUCBE - Quest Adventure Creator, Quest Adventures
Aztec Games - Bounty Pirates, Mission Impossible, Princes, Squash
Beebugsoft - Leapfrog Solitaire / Knockout
Bryants - Monster Battle
CMS - Black Hole, Dive Bombers
Computersmith - Oil, Detective (For the BBC)
Database - Devil Run
First Byte (May be FBC) - Alien, Caves Of Anoran, Descender, Starfighter, Vader Raid, King Ape
Grandslam - World War 1
Hexagon - Cell And Serpent / Cells And Serpents
Kingfisher - Car Race
Labyrinth - Quest For The Pendragon
Micromode - Copter
Microplus Software - Battleships, Channel, Codecracks / Hi-Lo, Glooper
MP Software - Shootout
NEC - 20 Crosswords
Odyssey - Adventure 2, Arcade 1, Beeboids
Players - Quicksilva
POM Software - Games Pack 2 (Labyrinth), Games Pack 3 (Fruit Machine)
Processor Applications - Game Pack 2 (Multimaze, Catch, and Bomber)
Rainbow - 3D Mouse Maze
Software For All - Galaxians

THE FULL LIST OF MISSING GAMES IS HERE: viewtopic.php?p=192796#p192796
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Another one for the missing list:
ASTROWARS from SIMONSOFT. Micro User April 1984.
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And another missing game: DELIVERY from PAEAN SYSTEMS.
Micro User May 1984.
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Finally found an advert for IXION SOFTWARE, featuring INTERZONE SHIFT and THE CLICHE.
The reason it was difficult to find was it was printed upside-down!
I have hopefully uploaded it downside-up to make it readable :wink:
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ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN SIMULATOR from SOFTWARE DIVISION.
Micro User June 1984.
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FRUIT GAMBLER and COSMIC INTRUDERS from PAEAN SYSTEMS
Micro User August 1984
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I am adding the following GAMES to the missing list:
TOWERS OF HANOI, MICRO-NINERS, and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ by Micro-Jenn Software (M-JS).
Micro User August 1984.
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It also appears we do not have the original version of "League Division One" (or the revision 1 version) from Qual-Soft.
We only have have "Division One '85".
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CAR AUCTIONS, QUIZ CLIMBER, and POKER from ACT FAST PROGS.
Micro User January 1985.
Added to the missing list.
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THE LOST CROWN from COTTAGE SOFTWARE.
Added to the missing list.
Micro User November 1984.
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PORTFOLIO from QUAL-SOFT.
Micro User November 1984.
Added to the missing list.
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PENNINE SOFTWARE SUPPLIES.
PINBALL SUPREME compilation including MASTERMIND, SIMON, BOMBER, and SOLITAIRE.
Micro User January 1985.
Added to the missing list.
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