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River Rescue (Thorn EMI HCS Library Copy)

Acquired from an Ebay buyer, who donated them to us, unbeknownst to him, they were bought from Patricia Mitchell, who was the Acquisitions Assistant at Thorn EMI from 1981-1984, she started as secretary to the technical managers and became a keen games player, eventually being promoted to evaluate games submitted by the public, and other companies looking for a publisher.

Thorn EMI were one of the first games development studios in the UK, creating games for systems including the Atari, BBC, Spectrum and Texas Instruments, they also developed the VHD, the rival to Laserdisc.

These ROMS were burned in house, with the final retail production taking place in Japan, so it seems this cartridge were created in the UK.

This has HCS Library Copy, and therefore the release candidate for the retail version.

Platform : Atari 8 Bit
Format : Cartridge
Publisher : Thorn EMI
Authors : Kevin Buckner
Date : 1983

Other Software by Thorn EMI:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Jump Jet Pilot (Cartridge) Thorn EMI Atari 8 Bit Cartridge 1982
Home Financial Management Thorn EMI Atari 8 Bit Cassette 1982
Carnival Massacre (Thorn EMI Beta Cartridge) Thorn EMI Atari 8 Bit Cartridge 1983
Orc Attack (Thorn EMI Beta Cartridge) Thorn EMI Atari 8 Bit Cartridge 1983
Major league Hockey (Thorn EMI Beta Cartridge) Thorn EMI Atari 8 Bit Cartridge 1983
River Rescue (Thorn EMI HCS Library Copy) Thorn EMI Atari 8 Bit Cartridge 1983

Information About Thorn EMI:

Item Manufacturer Date
Thorn EMI Unknown




This exhibit has a reference ID of CH43854. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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