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Old 05 December 2015, 12:30   #164
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I think it's quite a hint that Aladdin CD32 is released along Putty Squad CD32 because it confirms that old conspiracy theory that the real reason why Putty Squad was never released was that it was heavily based on the work John Twiddy did for Virgin (Global Gladiators, Cool Spot, finally Aladdin). System3 was probably afraid of being sued by Virgin so they ditched Putty Squad for the Amiga. I think this is quite a plausible conspiracy theory... all the other 'official' stories by Mark Cale (e.g that it was canned because they couldn't find dealers who would stock it) don't really sound believable to me because they surely had a hit game in their hands and it would've made some money. Maybe it really was just legal concerns because Putty used major parts from the Aladdin engine (remember that there is also this old Aladdin beta with Putty backgrounds) and both games were to be released at pretty much the same time (December 1994) so maybe System3 was afraid of Virgin suing them.
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