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It's worth noting that there are some 'data accuracy red herrings' - cases where data appears to be erroneous or missing but may be correct. The following examples demonstrate some of these:
1. First Date
Years in games are usually there to mark the date of creation for copyright reasons. In the case of conversions from other machines to the Amiga the copyright year will often reflect the original version of the game.
The Rainbow Islands Amiga titlescreen says "(c) Taito Corporation 1987" but the Amiga version was released in 1989.
2. I Was Converted
If the Amiga version is a conversion then the companies or people involved in the original game will usually be mentioned in some form and may have their logo or name displayed without having actively participating in the Amiga development.
The Dreamer's Guild and New World Computing were responsible for the PC version of Erben Der Erde whilst ReaLogic and Softgold released the Amiga conversion. The Amiga release retains logos of the PC companies.
3. Licence To Play
The Escape From Colditz Amiga titlescreen references Gibsons Games who are the manufacturer of the boardgame on which the game is based and not the developer.
4. Curiouser and Curiouser
Ghosts 'n Goblins was released on the Amiga after its sequel Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
5. Absent Without Leave
Eye Of The Beholder 3
'Arctic Fox', not 'Artic Fox'.
'Millennium', not 'Millenium' (although the US release of Millennium 2.2 mispells its own name).
7. Most definitely
'Mind Forever Voyaging, A', not 'A Mind Forever Voyaging'
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