Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Ports of Entry: Sculptured Software

Unknown lead platform:



Released for Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, & PC in 1986

Released for Amiga & Atari ST in 1987

Ported to Amstrad CPC & ZX Spectrum in 1987 by Icon Design

Mobygames credits designer Steve Coleman for the Atari 8-bit & Atari ST versions. Credits for Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum are unknown, though the latter is through British studio Icon Design.

I would guess that C64 is a conversion of the Atari 8-bit version for two reasons - first, Atari is more colorful, though this is subtle. Secondly, Wikipedia states that Coleman's previous work was on Atari 8-bit.

Atari ST, on the other hand, is less colorful than the Amiga version, suggesting to me that Coleman's ST version is a conversion from the Amiga (which itself is probably derived from Coleman's Atari version).



Released for Game Boy, Game Gear, and SNES in November 1994

Released for Genesis and 32X in 1994/1995

Sources disagree on the Genesis & 32X U.S. release dates. Mobygames states 32X is '94, Genesis '95, and Wikipedia the other way around.


WWF Attitude

First released for Playstation on August 6, 1999

Released for N64 in August 31, 1999 by Iguana Entertainment

Ported to Dreamcast in November 1999 by Iguana Entertainment


Select chronology:  

Title Lead platform Date Contemporary ports
Ninja ??? 1986 Same-year releases on Atari 8-bit, C64, & PC
1987 releases on Amiga & Atari ST
1987 ports to Amstrad CPC & ZX Spectrum by Icon Design
James Bond 007 in The Living Daylights:
The Computer Game
Commodore 64 1987 Same-year ports to various 8-bit computers
Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major
Championship Golf
DOS 1988-10 Same-quarter port to C64
1989 ports to various computers and consoles
Monopoly NES 1991-6 Same-year port to Gameboy
1992 ports to Genesis & SNES
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NES 3/12/1992 Same-year port to Gameboy
WWF Super WrestleMania SNES 1992-3 Same-year port to Genesis
Super Star Wars SNES 6/1/1992
The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare SNES 2/18/1993 Same-year port to Genesis
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back SNES 6/1/1993
WWF Royal Rumble SNES 6/11/1993 Same-year port to Genesis
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi SNES 6/1/1994 1995 port to Gameboy
WWF Raw ??? 1994-11 Same-month releases on Gameboy, Game Gear, & SNES
1994/1995 releases on Genesis & 32X
WWF War Zone PlayStation 7/24/1998 Same-quarter port to Nintendo 64
WWF Attitude ??? 8/6/1999 Same-month releases on N64 & PS1
Same-year port to Dreamcast


  1. When’s the next post?

    1. I couldn't say. As of right now I haven't even started playing the next game - been too busy with work, life, and various distractions these past few weeks.

  2. Is this the end for my favorite blog?

    1. I sure hope not, it’s a favourite of mine too.

    2. Rest assured, I am eager to return to this.

    3. New post on The Ancient Art of War coming this week (probably!)


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