Parasol Stars (lost Commodore 64 port of arcade game; 1992)

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Advertisement of Ocean’s Parasol Stars ports, mentioning the Commodore 64 port.

Status: Lost

In 1992, Ocean Software, a European game developer, acquired the license to release Taito's 1991 PC-Engine platformer Parasol Stars (the third game in their Bubble Bobble series) for the European market. While most home computers in Europe saw a release of the game, the Commodore 64 version was never released.

Production/Status

The Commodore 64 port of the game was handled by Colin Porch and composed by Keith Tinman. During the game's development, Colin and his wife were in a dispute in their marriage, and in a fit of drunken rage, Colin's wife destroyed all work done for the port, including backups of the game. To keep Colin's personal life quiet, Ocean created a fake story claiming that the game was stolen in a burglary instead. Since all copies of the game were destroyed, the game is currently lost and no additional backups of the game have been found.

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