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[AQUARIUS] Aquarius Collecting List

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39 minutes ago, Aquaman said:

I really have no clue. Where did you find this picture?

Went digging for it, found the link. 
https://m.facebook.com/photo/view_full_size/?fbid=798844723638259&ref_component=mbasic_photo_permalink&ref_page=%2Fwap%2Fphoto.php&refid=13&__tn__=%2Cg
 

Facebook’s interface is always annoying, that may link to a login page knowing them but who knows.

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1 hour ago, Lathe26 said:

Here's a higher quality zoom-in on the airplane game

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Thanks, that’s helpful. Still, pretty difficult to determine the game. Doesn’t match any publishers branding from the looks of the two corners either, so it’s probably a new publisher (new that we’ve heard of)

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If someone wants to contact him, I’m willing to make the sacrifice and buy these two unheard of cassettes for my collection. I’ll even provide cover art scans free of charge!

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1 hour ago, EdgeOfPortal said:

Thanks, that’s helpful. Still, pretty difficult to determine the game. Doesn’t match any publishers branding from the looks of the two corners either, so it’s probably a new publisher (new that we’ve heard of)

I think this is the same one for the ZX spectrum https://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/biggles/cover-art/gameCoverId,121179/

 

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3 minutes ago, EdgeOfPortal said:

Actually, compared the two covers. Now that I look at it, I think it’s just the Spectrum version.

I think it even reads Spectrum at the top corner, but of course I hope not!

 

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Just now, Aquaman said:

I think it even reads Spectrum at the top corner, but of course I hope not!

 

Yes, and I can make out a two on the right side of the label, same spot as the spectrum version. Though, would be good to get confirmation. Don’t have a Facebook account though, and I’m not making one.

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2 hours ago, EdgeOfPortal said:

If someone wants to contact him, I’m willing to make the sacrifice and buy these two unheard of cassettes for my collection. I’ll even provide cover art scans free of charge!

Diamond Mine is an Aquarius gem that's for sure!

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When I was collecting, these were the titles I dug up from old publications, I had about a third of them when I stopped collecting and sold them off.  These were the 90+ listed on my old GeekVintage website when I owned it...

 

3D BattleZone (Add On Electronics)
Air-Defense (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Alien Attack (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3 Variant)
Alien Quest (Mattel Electronics - Demo Cassette)
Aliens (Add On Electronics)
Alien Storm (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 4)
AlphaMix (Oasis)
Aquapede (P. Clements)
Blocked (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Bomber (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Bounder (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 2/standalone tape)
Breakout (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 2/standalone tape/Apocalypse Software - Aquapack 1)
Bumpers (Digital Output - Outpack 5)
Chess (Dick Smith Electronics)
Chuckman (Add On Electronics)
Collector (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Crossword Computer (Oasis)
Cute Cubes (Mattel Electronics - Demo Cassette/Games Pack 3 Variant)
Deathrace (Apocalypse Software)
Depthcharge (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3)
D-Fender (aka: D-Fenders) (Add On Electronics)
Disco Fever (Add On Electronics)
Ed-On (Add On Electronics)
Electric Organ (Oasis)
Flying (Oasis)
Football (D. A. Spencer)
Fruit Machine (D. A. Spencer)
Gambler (Digital Output)
Golf (Digital Output - Outpack 4)
Grand Prix (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 4)
Grid Bug (Add On Electronics)
Gro-Worm (Digital Output - Outpack 5)
Gunfight (Digital Output)
Gunnery (Oasis)
Hi-Lo (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Hopper (Microdeal)
Invaders (Dick Smith Electronics)
Invasion (Digital Output - Outpack 4)
Invisible Outline (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3 Variant)
Killer Sub (Digital Output - Outpack 4)
Local Bomber (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 2)
Lonely Night Driver (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 2)
Macho Man (Add On Electronics - Demo Cassette/Games Pack 1)
Mad Mould (Mattel Electronics - Demo Cassette)
MasterGuess (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Mad World (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3 Variant)
Mastercode (Oasis)
Mastermind (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3)
Maths Armada (Dick Smith Electronics)
Mazantics (Add On Electronics)
Minefield (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Meteor (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3)
Moon Lander (Digital Output)
Moon Shuttle (Apocalypse Software - Aquapack 1)
Mower Man (C.C.I. Electronics)
Mutants (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 1)
Millypede (Add On Electronics)
"N"-Vaders (Add On Electronics)
NIM (Digital Output)
Othello (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 1)
Pac Mr. (Add On Electronics)
Paintbox (Oasis)
Painter (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 4)
Phrogger (Kayde Software Ltd)
Pontoon (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 4/D. A. Spencer)
Postman Pat (aka: Postman Pot) - (Add On Electronics)
Rally Driver (Micro Mart Software)
Read It (Dick Smith Electronics)
Rocket Run (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Rollerball (Oasis)
Scramble (Micro Mart Software)
Sheepdog (Add On Electronics - Games Pack 3)
Sketch (Oasis)
Ski (D. A. Spencer)
Snake (Digital Output - Outpack 1/Apocalypse Software - Aquapack 1)
Solitaire (Oasis)
Space Collision (D. A. Spencer)
Space Ram (Dick Smith Electronics)
Spacepits (D. A. Spencer)
Space Shoot (Digital Output - Outpack 5)
Spell It (Dick Smith Electronics)
Stalactites (Add On Electronics - Demo Cassette/Games Pack 1)
Strike Force (D. A. Spencer)
Super Slot (Digital Output - Outpack 4)
Super Symon (Processor - Gamespack 1)
Survival (Digital Output - Outpack 4)
Symmetry (Oasis)
Symon (Digital Output - Outpack 1)
Timetrap (Digital Output - Outpack 5)
Torment (Mattel Electronics - Demo Cassette)
Tracker (Digital Output)
Turboloader (v.Balen Software)
Wampus Gold (Digital Output - Outpack 5)

 
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20 minutes ago, Aquaman said:
  • There is also a mentioning of Dungeon run

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Actually I see a few in there. Space Chase, Freddi, and Dungeon Run. Interesting.

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1 minute ago, EdgeOfPortal said:

Actually I see a few in there. Space Chase, Freddi, and Dungeon Run. Interesting.

You are right I didn't notice these right away.

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2 minutes ago, Aquaman said:

You are right I didn't notice these right away.

Oh crap, actually look at the 4K memory cassettes as well. Never heard of the super pacs either.

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18 minutes ago, EdgeOfPortal said:

Oh crap, actually look at the 4K memory cassettes as well. Never heard of the super pacs either.

It's a pity there is so little info on the mentioned games

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On 2/3/2020 at 1:46 PM, EdgeOfPortal said:

Anyone know of an Aquarius Cassette called “Zorgon’s Kingdom” that needed 16K? Found an old listing from early 2010s that says it’s for the Aquarius but the image is a bit blurry. Released by Romik Software.

I *THINK* I have sold the mystery of Zorgon's Kingdom by Romik Software. I'm guessing the listing you came across was an aggregated eBay UK listing from Worthpoint? I agree that the image on that site is blurry. However, I did a little recon on Romik Software. Here's some info from Moby Games; hardly the be-all, end-all, as they don't even list Zorgon's Kingdom, but it does appear as though VIC-20 computer games were their focus. Digging a little deeper, I came across this article from 2011 which appears to be an interview with one of the developers at Romik who created one of their titles for the VIC-20, Moons of Jupiter. Below is an image of Moons of Jupiter's cover art. Now compare that to a much better image (compared to that blurry Worthpoint pic) of Zorgon's Kingdom sourced from RetroGames and also attached below for convenience. Note the identical color scheme and tag line on both Moons of Jupiter and Zorgon's Kingdom. Finally, I have also attached the blurry image of the "Aquarius" Zorgon's Kingdom from Worthpoint. If you compare the blurry Zorgon's with the clear Zorgon's you'll be able to see on the blurry that it says "For the Expanded VIC20..." right below the title.

 

So, what likely happened here was that the eBay seller accidentally wrote "for the Aquarius computer system" on the listing. Perhaps the game they listed before or after Zorgon's Kingdom was, actually, an Aquarius title, but this one was not.

 

Here's some gameplay of Zorgon's Kingdom for the VIC-20 on YouTube.

 

Hopefully you find all of this helpful and can safely remove Zorgon's Kingdom from the Aquarius Computer Collecting List (thanks for putting it together btw). 

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2 hours ago, sixersfan105 said:

I *THINK* I have sold the mystery of Zorgon's Kingdom by Romik Software. I'm guessing the listing you came across was an aggregated eBay UK listing from Worthpoint? I agree that the image on that site is blurry. However, I did a little recon on Romik Software. Here's some info from Moby Games; hardly the be-all, end-all, as they don't even list Zorgon's Kingdom, but it does appear as though VIC-20 computer games were their focus. Digging a little deeper, I came across this article from 2011 which appears to be an interview with one of the developers at Romik who created one of their titles for the VIC-20, Moons of Jupiter. Below is an image of Moons of Jupiter's cover art. Now compare that to a much better image (compared to that blurry Worthpoint pic) of Zorgon's Kingdom sourced from RetroGames and also attached below for convenience. Note the identical color scheme and tag line on both Moons of Jupiter and Zorgon's Kingdom. Finally, I have also attached the blurry image of the "Aquarius" Zorgon's Kingdom from Worthpoint. If you compare the blurry Zorgon's with the clear Zorgon's you'll be able to see on the blurry that it says "For the Expanded VIC20..." right below the title.

 

So, what likely happened here was that the eBay seller accidentally wrote "for the Aquarius computer system" on the listing. Perhaps the game they listed before or after Zorgon's Kingdom was, actually, an Aquarius title, but this one was not.

 

Here's some gameplay of Zorgon's Kingdom for the VIC-20 on YouTube.

 

Hopefully you find all of this helpful and can safely remove Zorgon's Kingdom from the Aquarius Computer Collecting List (thanks for putting it together btw). 

moons-jupiter1.png

zorgon kingdom.jpeg

Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 5.09.53 PM.png

Excellent, thank you! I did indeed get that from the worthpoint listing if memory serves me right. It’ll be removed in the next version of the list. It’s good to have that solved.

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