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Title: [Arcade] "Soldier of Light", really existed under this name in UK?.
Post by: mametoc on 22 October 2020, 17:11
I think Xaid'n Sleena/Soldier of Light fate in the same sort that arcade game Alpha Denshi's "Kyros", when the game was converted for the home computers ports (europe) the main tittle was changed to "Desolator" (for marketing purposes to give it a name more rounded for the game genre), but whit a winky subtitle somewhere depending computer home version: "halls of kyros" traduction of "Kyros no Yakata" Japanese original arcade tittle, cleary seen in the amstrad cpc port (off course no prove exists about an arcade version titled "Halls of Kyros" but yes "Kyros"):

(https://www.cpc-power.com/extra_lire_fichier.php?extra=cpcold&fiche=707&slot=3&part=A&type=.png)

Counting if a x number japanese arcade pcbs where distribuited in UK and people known the game in saloons as "Xaid'n Sleena" before the -supposed- official UK arcade release "Soldier of Light". "Xaid'n Sleena" is not mentioned in the game itself but it's strange the mention of "Xaid'n Sleena" in the cover of home ports and manual by UK publisher ACE:

https://ia800604.us.archive.org/view_archive.php?archive=/1/items/World_of_Spectrum_June_2017_Mirror/World%20of%20Spectrum%20June%202017%20Mirror.zip&file=World%20of%20Spectrum%20June%202017%20Mirror/sinclair/games-info/s/SoldierOfLight.txt (https://ia800604.us.archive.org/view_archive.php?archive=/1/items/World_of_Spectrum_June_2017_Mirror/World%20of%20Spectrum%20June%202017%20Mirror.zip&file=World%20of%20Spectrum%20June%202017%20Mirror/sinclair/games-info/s/SoldierOfLight.txt)

(https://ia800604.us.archive.org/view_archive.php?archive=/1/items/World_of_Spectrum_June_2017_Mirror/World%20of%20Spectrum%20June%202017%20Mirror.zip&file=World%20of%20Spectrum%20June%202017%20Mirror/sinclair/games-inlays/Rereleases/s/SoldierOfLight(RAD).jpg)

(https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/zxdb/sinclair/entries/0004634/SoldierOfLight.jpg)

*(Lastest update)

Somebody reported: https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10500

"Technos produced the original that spawned two other versions: Solar-Warrior by Memetron in the US, and Soldier of Light by Taito in the UK -- both 1987. Soldier of Light was the name on the UK cabinet, but the game showed Xain'd Sleena on the screen with the Taito logo instead of Technos."

Case closed.