Friday, October 7, 2022

Ports of Entry: Palace Software

Unknown lead platform:


The Evil Dead

Released for BBC Micro & Commodore 64 in 1984

Ported to ZX Spectrum in 1985 (exclusively bundled with Cauldron)

Mobygames credits suggest that the BBC Micro is Colin Tanner's original design and that the C64 version is a port by Richard Leinfellner. Wikipedia, however, says Leinfellner's C64 version is the original.


The Sacred Armour of Antiriad

Released for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, & ZX Spectrum in 1986

Released for Apple II in 1987


Dragon Lord

Released for Amiga & Atari ST in 1990

Ported to PC in 1990


Select chronology:   

Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
Valkyrie 17 ZX Spectrum 1984
The Evil Dead ??? 1984 Same-year releases on BBC Micro & C64
1985 port to ZX Spectrum
Cauldron Commodore 64 1985-4 Same-year ports to Amstrad CPC & ZX Spectrum
The Sacred Armour of Antiriad ??? 1986 Same-year releases on Amstrad CPC, C64, & ZX Spectrum
1987 release on Apple II
Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior Commodore 64 1987 Too many to list here
Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax Commodore 64 1988 Too many to list here
Dragon Lord ??? 1990 Same-year releases on Amiga & Atari ST
Same-year port to PC

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