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Mire Mare

[Cassette inlay]
Full titleMire Mare
Year of releasenever
PublisherUltimate Play The Game (UK)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
AvailabilityNever released
Additional infoAlso listed on Wikipedia
RemarksAt the end of Underwurlde, the player can escape through three different exits. Each exit then names a different game in which Sabreman is to take part. The first two are Knight Lore and Pentagram. The third is Mire Mare. The TZX archive contains a picture of the Mire Mare exit.
Stuart Campbell in his article The Games Time Forgot, in the last ever issue of Your Sinclair, comments that the game probably never got past the stage of being a title and this seems to be the general opinion of the game's status.
However, the Ultimate Appreciation website has an interview with an ex-employee of Ultimate who confirms that the game did in fact exist. He says "code for this [Mire Mare] exists" and "It does exist. I have seen it. I have played it".
The story apparently is that Mire Mare was coded before Gunfright. Chris and Tim Stamper were planning to sell out to US Gold and wanted to keep Mire Mare back as a Grand Finale so Gunfright was released first.
However, the sell out was completed more quickly than first thought. US Gold wanted to put Ultimate's back catalogue of games out on their budget label, Kixx and approached Chris and Tim Stamper asking where Mire Mare was as they wanted to put it out on the Kixx label as well. The Stampers weren't impressed with US Gold and told them Mire Mare wasn't ready ("although basically it was").
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Sabre Wulf
2. Underwurlde
3. Knight Lore
4. Pentagram
5. Mire Mare

Additional material
MireMare.jpg53,438(Cassette inlay)

Magazine references
Sinclair User6.87page 108(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User11.87page 69(Feature - The Games Time Forgot) [full page]
Your Sinclair9.93page 9(Feature - The Games that Time Forgot)[full page]

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