So the theory is that it started for the Falcon but was never finished there and was released for the Jaguar instead?
There are several theories floating around out there.
Certain individuals swear blind it was started on The Panther,but seem unable to share details of just who from Imagitec Design told them this.
To my knowledge it's not popped up on the C.V of anyone from that period that i have seen or myself GTW,Unseen64 etc have contacted...
But then of all the Imagitec Design staff we reached out to, only 50% actually replied..
They really don't like talking about unreleased games :-))
So..it might be a similar case to 7800 Toki..documents etc could turn up out of the blue to prove they were working on it,just don't want to talk about it.
It was only recently i learnt they were handling ST Renegade III and pitched a game based on Red Dwarf...
So you can't rule a Panther version out, you just need sources named for the claim to have any degree of credibility.
Another theory is that it joins Dino Dudes, which started out on Falcon, but then Atari switched all focus to the Jaguar, so Falcon version limped out some time after the Jaguar version.
Falcon Raiden only had 3 levels done, Nigel Conroy would be the man to ask about that.
There's also the unreleased Amiga AGA version.
I've seen Imagitec Design staff say that in a way Atari burnt Imagitec in that they did the Falcon version of Dino Dudes before the Jaguar version...
But then the internal Atari documents that Scott Stilphen kindly passed on had Atari giving a viewpoint of Imagitec being a company that 7800 wise,had taken on more projects than they could handle.
Martin Hooley has given at least 2 different 'official' reasons for Freelancer 2120 on Jaguar CD never appearing..
Atari went into complete and utter mental mode..wanted lots of texture mapping etc to compete with Saturn and PlayStation games, hardware couldn't handle it, game moved to PlayStation..
And more recently it was clear Jaguar CD was going to bomb at retail, they wouldn't get their investment back so it and Space Junk canned.
So it's often hard to get the full story,as Imagitec claims often differ to what Atari was reporting.
Somewhere in the middle lies the truth no doubt.
Edited by Lost Dragon, Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:04 AM.