Author Topic: Street Fighter II CPC  (Read 11386 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kawickboy

  • CPC6128
  • ****
  • Posts: 198
  • Country: fr
  • Liked: 100
  • Likes Given: 16
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #100 on: 12:46, 26 September 17 »

In late 92 SF2 was announded on many computers from speccy to amiga & pc. Even the ST release was very late. So the 8 bits one...
Is mercs the last cpc game from usgold ?


Robocop 3, toki, superski 2, megatwins, spiderman, judge dredd (with a cpc picture on the packaging back) ... We saw many amstrad annoucements without any release. Even Parasol Stars for c64 is missing (the coder would have been robbed, this is the official reason  :picard: [size=78%] ).[/size]
In the indiana jones fate of atlantis manual there are ST loadings instructions but the ST release was canceled too.


I read on AA that in 92 in UK more cpc games were sold than snes one. Ok, it was probably mainly 3£ budget games or compilations and the snes only appeared on the market in April but there were still a really market. In France, surface granted to cpc games was often more important than amiga+st+pc together even with the lack of news.


Even is the speccy release was'nt finished, was it Tiertex behind ? In AA i read that the cpc authors were french, but us gold didn't work with french people before.

Offline Shaun M. Neary

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 1.349
  • Country: 00
  • Read error a
  • Liked: 468
  • Likes Given: 426
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #101 on: 13:19, 26 September 17 »
Is mercs the last cpc game from usgold ?


I've a feeling Shadow Dancer and Alien Storm came out after Mercs, but I'm open to correction on that.
The gap between all those releases certainly wouldn't have been that big.

Offline Shaun M. Neary

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 1.349
  • Country: 00
  • Read error a
  • Liked: 468
  • Likes Given: 426
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #102 on: 13:44, 26 September 17 »
Did a little poking around. According to AA Reviews.

Shadow Dancer got reviewed in AA70.
MERCS got reviewed in AA 73.
Alien Storm got reviewed in AA 75.

Now to be fair, that was probably around the time the mag got their copies and doesn't necessarily indicate an accurate release time. I'd say they all came out around about the same time, to be honest. But I think that was the last of the US Gold releases for the CPC.

MERCS and Alien Storm were both Tiertex, Shadow Dancer was Images Software.
« Last Edit: 13:49, 26 September 17 by Shaun M. Neary »

Offline ukmarkh

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.417
  • Country: england
    • Classic Replay
  • Liked: 301
  • Likes Given: 75
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #103 on: 22:15, 26 September 17 »
I think it might have been Megasports or G-Loc

Offline Nich

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 693
  • Country: gb
  • CPC Game Reviews webmaster
    • CPC Game Reviews
  • Liked: 535
  • Likes Given: 653
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #104 on: 23:06, 26 September 17 »
Is mercs the last cpc game from usgold ?

I reckon it was Bonanza Bros.

Offline ukmarkh

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.417
  • Country: england
    • Classic Replay
  • Liked: 301
  • Likes Given: 75
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #105 on: 23:12, 26 September 17 »
I reckon it was Bonanza Bros.


Bonanza Bros was released in 91...

Offline Shaun M. Neary

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 1.349
  • Country: 00
  • Read error a
  • Liked: 468
  • Likes Given: 426
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #106 on: 03:50, 27 September 17 »

Bonanza Bros was released in 91...

Actually Nich has a point here. It was actually released on 8bit formats in mid '92. The 8bits were the last to see it as Sega focused on getting it on the Megadrive first. Also appears it was the last US Gold full priced released that AA had reviewed.

Crash had previews of it in October '91, but it was a long way from being finished.

Offline ukmarkh

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.417
  • Country: england
    • Classic Replay
  • Liked: 301
  • Likes Given: 75
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #107 on: 04:06, 27 September 17 »
Actually Nich has a point here. It was actually released on 8bit formats in mid '92. The 8bits were the last to see it as Sega focused on getting it on the Megadrive first. Also appears it was the last US Gold full priced released that AA had reviewed.

Crash had previews of it in October '91, but it was a long way from being finished.

Just noticed Sinclair User reviewed it in Jul, 1992 and G-Loc in Feb 1992, so definitely looks like Bonanza Bros is the one, thx Nich 



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline kawickboy

  • CPC6128
  • ****
  • Posts: 198
  • Country: fr
  • Liked: 100
  • Likes Given: 16
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #108 on: 16:02, 27 September 17 »
In France, in A100%, Shadow Dancer were reviewed on june 91, alien storm/g-loc/final fight on Christmas 91 and Mercs (probably forgotten somewhere) on august 92.
Bonanza Bros in automn 92.
« Last Edit: 16:05, 27 September 17 by kawickboy »

Offline Shaun M. Neary

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 1.349
  • Country: 00
  • Read error a
  • Liked: 468
  • Likes Given: 426
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #109 on: 17:19, 27 September 17 »
Magazines are never an accurate source of when a game came out either as it's all dependent on when they get their review copies. More often, I ended up getting some games before the AA reviews came out. Chase HQ, P47 and Rainbow Islands were three classic examples.

I bought those on the premise of enjoying them in the arcades. But they were definitely out 1-2 months before AA reviewed them.

Offline Skunkfish

  • Supporter
  • 464 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 444
  • Country: gb
  • Editor of Colour Personal Computing
    • Colour Personal Computing - The CPC Fanzine
  • Liked: 320
  • Likes Given: 740
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #110 on: 11:51, 08 December 17 »
I would suspect that Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was the last new release from US Gold, although it may have only been released in France where it appears to have been distributed by Ubisoft... The disk label on CPC-Power has US Gold on it though.
Nothing to say for now

Offline kawickboy

  • CPC6128
  • ****
  • Posts: 198
  • Country: fr
  • Liked: 100
  • Likes Given: 16
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #111 on: 15:48, 08 December 17 »
ubi soft was lucasarts french distributor.

Offline Skunkfish

  • Supporter
  • 464 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 444
  • Country: gb
  • Editor of Colour Personal Computing
    • Colour Personal Computing - The CPC Fanzine
  • Liked: 320
  • Likes Given: 740
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #112 on: 16:41, 08 December 17 »
Just spotted that cpcrulez has an image of the UK cassette version, I guess it must have come out here as well.
Nothing to say for now

Offline dlfrsilver

  • CPC6128
  • ****
  • Posts: 249
  • Liked: 73
  • Likes Given: 6
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #113 on: 16:26, 11 December 17 »
I would suspect that Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was the last new release from US Gold, although it may have only been released in France where it appears to have been distributed by Ubisoft... The disk label on CPC-Power has US Gold on it though.


U.S.Gold was its own distributor. it's Indy 4, but there's very low chances that ubisoft got the distribution of this title when U.S.Gold could do it alone.

Offline kawickboy

  • CPC6128
  • ****
  • Posts: 198
  • Country: fr
  • Liked: 100
  • Likes Given: 16
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #114 on: 16:40, 11 December 17 »
Nightshift was handled by ubisoft wasn't it ?

Offline mr_lou

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 2.921
  • Country: dk
    • index.php?action=treasury
    • 8-bit Memoirs - a Blu-ray diskmag-like eBook about the 8-bit era
  • Liked: 1091
  • Likes Given: 2305
Re: Street Fighter II CPC
« Reply #115 on: 21:52, 11 December 17 »
Nightshift was handled by ubisoft wasn't it ?

No that was LuBlu Entertainment.
http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9250

(Come on, I had to).  ::)