Saturday, June 25, 2022

Ports of Entry: Accolade

Unknown lead platform:



Released for Amiga, Atari ST, and PC in 1990

Ported to Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum in 1990 by The Code Monkeys

The PC version supports 256 color VGA, surpassing the Amiga and Atari ST capabilities.


The Games: Winter Challenge

Released for Genesis & PC in 1991


Genesis looks like it may be a downconversion from PC's VGA graphics.


Bubsy II

First released for SNES in October 1994

Released for Gameboy & Genesis in 1994


Deadlock: Planetary Conquest

Simultaneous Windows 3.1 & Windows 95 release in 1996


Test Drive 4

First released for PlayStation in November 1997

Released for PC in 1997


Slave Zero

Released for Dreamcast & PC in November 1999


Select chronology: 

8-bit era:
Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
SunDog: Frozen Legacy Apple II 1984-3
HardBall! Commodore 64 1985 1986 ports to various computers
Law of the West Commodore 64 1985 1986 port to Apple II
Mean 18 DOS 1986-3 Same-year ports to Amiga & Atari ST
4th & Inches Commodore 64 1987-11 1988 ports to Amiga, Apple Iigs, & PC


DOS era:
Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major
Championship Golf
DOS 1988-10 Same-quarter port to C64
1989 ports to TurboGrafx-16 and various computers
Star Control DOS 1990-7 Same-year ports to Amiga & Amstrad CPC
1991 ports to C64, Genesis, & ZX Spectrum
Test Drive III: The Passion DOS 1990
E-Motion ??? 1990 Same-year releases on Amiga, Atari ST, & PC
Same-year ports to Amstrad CPC, C64, & ZX Spectrum
1991 port to Gameboy
Gunboat DOS 1990 Same-year ports to Amstrad CPC & ZX Spectrum
1991 port to Amiga
The Games: Winter Challenge ??? 1991 Same-year releases on Genesis & PC
Star Control II DOS 1992-11
Summer Challenge DOS 1992 1993 port to Genesis


Late 16-bit era:
Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind SNES 1993-5 Same-quarter port to Genesis
Bubsy II ??? 1994-10 Same-year releases on Gameboy, Genesis, & SNES
Zero Tolerance Genesis 1994-11


32-bit era:
Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
Deadlock: Planetary Conquest ??? 8/14/1996 Simultaneous Win3.1/Win95 release
Bubsy 3D PlayStation 11/26/1996
Test Drive 4 ??? 11/3/1997 Same-quarter releases on PlayStation & PC
Slave Zero ??? 11/17/1999 Simultaneous releases on Dreamcast & PC


  1. Star Control has PC as the lead platform, Amiga is a port.

    There is a long interview by Ars Technica that, among other things, explicitly mentions Amiga version being a port that they were asked to do. And the capabilities of Amiga inspired the devs to use digitized music tracks using the Amiga MOD format later for Star Control II on PC. at 3:30

  2. You are forgetting the 3DO port of Star Control II in 1994

    1. For the purposes of these lists, I only include ports that came out within a year of the original.

  3. Hey um, I'm trying to get into blogging...I'm trying to play Jared Petty's Top 100 Video Games list, which I've been keeping track of on a Backloggd list, and I think I wanna get started


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