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Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« on: 02:07, 02 July 20 »
Hello all..


I wonder if anyone could steer me in the right direction. I'm attempting to collect a full set of Alternative Software titles. Been searching for a complete list of their releases, but havn't found anything full. CPC power have a lot, but put Alternatives re-releases under the original release. I've contacted Alternative, Yes, they still exist! and they say they may be able to get a list from the archives for me.


Has anyone had any experience in getting alternative cassettes? Any stories or advice would be brilliant,.



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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #1 on: 04:46, 02 July 20 »
CPC power lists 83 titles by Alternative Software - see list attached
Oops... see you already checked there....

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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #2 on: 03:08, 03 July 20 »
I've noticed if it's a licence or one of their later games, the prices can go up.


Going by the CPC Power list, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Dalek Attack,  never came out.


They re-released Aliens US edition, there was a big compilation called Ginormous Collection - I'll dig that out later and photograph it.


I'll compare what I have to CPC Power's list later.




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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #3 on: 11:13, 03 July 20 »
This is what I have that isn't on CPC Power's List


MAD FUNKY
OPERATION HORMUZ
SPITFIRE 40 (on it's own)
US BASKET MASTER
THE MUNSTERS
SOCCER BOSS


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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #4 on: 17:11, 03 July 20 »
Alternative also re-released the original GAME OVER from Imagine/Dynamic..

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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #5 on: 21:00, 03 July 20 »
This is what I have that isn't on CPC Power's List


MAD FUNKY
OPERATION HORMUZ
SPITFIRE 40 (on it's own)
US BASKET MASTER
THE MUNSTERS
SOCCER BOSS


yep, have those apart from US BAsket Master. Got Spitfire 40 as a single and with strike force harrier.


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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #6 on: 23:07, 03 July 20 »
Please let me know if you find Playdays! It must exist somewhere....
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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #7 on: 23:11, 03 July 20 »
Please let me know if you find Playdays! It must exist somewhere....


It does as I saw ti back in the day..


Amstrad Action listed a ton of Alternative Games in I think Issue 87 (the one with their licence on the cover inc Thomas the Tank Engine).. I'll photograph that as soon as I can

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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #8 on: 09:12, 04 July 20 »
OK - Amstrad Action 87 lists 119 game and 10 compilations


Academy
Aftermath
Aliens US
Andy Capp
Army Moves
Australian Rules Football
Axiens
Bangers & Mash
Big Trouble in Little China
BMX Ninja
Captain S
Championship Baseball
Championship Sprint
Combat Zone
Confusion
Count Duckula
Count Duckula 2
Crazt Er*Bert
Cricket Crazy
Cricket Iternational
Dandy
Danger Mouse in Double Trouble
Dangermouse in Making Whoopee
Everyone's a Wally
Fireman Sam
Football Frenzy
Formula Grand Prix
Freddy Hardest
Galatic Games
Game Over
Gsame Over 2
Gee Bee Air Rally
Gilbert - Escape from Drill
Gold or Glory
Gram Gooch's Match Cricket
Grebit
Grid Iron 2
Gun Boat
Hideous (very hard to find - I'm after this one myself and I've still not found it)
High Steeel
Hijack
Hi-rise
Howard the Duck
Huxley Pig
Indor Soccer
Invaders
Jaws
Judo Uchi Mata
Kentucky Racing
Life Term
Mad Funky
Meganova the Weapon
Metalyx
Micro Ball
Mini Office
Missile
Moon Cresta
Mountain Bike
Muncher
Mystery of the Indus Valley
Neil Android (also on an AA tape)
Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix (not Gremlin)
Nosferau tehe Vampire
Oink!
Operation Hormuz
Pegasus Bridge
Pentomania
Popeye
Popeye 2
Popeye 3
Postman Pat
Postman Pat 2
Postman Pat 3
Pro Mountain Bike Simulator
Punch & Judy
Rally Driver
Red Arrows
Rescue from Atlantis
REvolver
rex
Rik the Roadine (also on an AA tape)
Rogue Trooper
Rugby Boss
run for Gold
S*M*A*S*H*E*D
Samanta Fox Strip Poker
She Vampires
Slug
Snodgit
Soccer Boxx
Soccer Challenge
Sooty & Sweep
Space Trooper
Spindizzy (also AA tape)
Spirfire '40
Splat
Star Wreck
Strike Force Harrier (also shares tape with Spitfire '40)
Stunt Experts
Superted
Swords & Sorcery
Tarzan
The Colour of Magic
The Last Commando
The Munsters
The Rocky Horrow Show
The Wombles
Theatre Europe
Thomas the Tank Engine
Through the Trap Door
Trap Door (alson on a single tape with THrough the Trap Door)
Turbo Bike
Up for Gtrabs
US Basket Master
Bixen
Who Dares Wins 2
Wiz Biz


So going by that lot, they re-released Activision stuff either Mastertronic or The Hit Squad did't want in addition to CRL, Martech, Mirrorsoft, PSS, Pirana, Dinamic and Incentive.

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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #10 on: 00:47, 07 July 20 »
What the driving sim on the fourth screenshot on that eBay item? Looks interesting....
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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #11 on: 11:45, 07 July 20 »
Rally Driver ?
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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #12 on: 11:52, 07 July 20 »
It does seem to be rally driver.
It looked good in the screenshot, not quite as good in motion*....

*=I don't think motion is quite the right word - it may well be measured in seconds per frame rather than frames per second.
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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #13 on: 20:27, 07 July 20 »
It is Rally Driver

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Re: Alternative Software... going for a full set!
« Reply #14 on: 20:18, 17 July 20 »
Thanks for the info guys, very informative. The list is coming together well.