Generation-MSX
Aliens publisher error?
September 16, 2018 03:09AM
Hello,

"Aliens" shows as published by Mr. Micro, but is clearly labeled Electric Dreams. Could not find any reference to Mr. Micro. Is there a mistake?

[www.generation-msx.nl]

Thank you.
Re: Aliens publisher error?
September 16, 2018 11:37AM
I suspect Mr Micro did the MSX port. But interestingly, the UXK product code suggests an Activision release... How are all these companies related? :)

Grtjs, Manuel

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Re: Aliens publisher error?
September 16, 2018 01:41PM
According to Wikipedia, ED was a big UK Spectrum company that published Activision games outside USA! Mystery solved? :-)

[en.wikipedia.org]

I guess it´s safe to say game was released in USA by Activision and in UK by ED.

Also, again making a parallel with Spectrum (in UK I really thing that this is very useful since in UK Spectrum was huge and MSX was always a "plan B"), on Spectrum game was released by Electric Dreams.

[www.worldofspectrum.org]
Re: Aliens publisher error?
September 16, 2018 02:14PM
But most Activision games were released under the "Activision" name in Europe, with these UXK product codes...

Grtjs, Manuel

PS: MSX FOR EVER! (Questions? [faq.msxnet.org] )
PPS: Visit my homepage at [manuel.msxnet.org]
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