and if we take the question again but ask you guys at Ocean.. what was the first ever Ocean game then?
The first games originally went under the 'Spectrum Games' banner, and I think their first was Armageddon. The first actual Ocean-branded title was (I think) Mr Wimpy. A couple of years before my time, so might be mistaken.
From what I remember (working in a computer shop in my early teens!) - The first game with the original blue Ocean Logo was Transversion, followed by Digger Dan, Kong, Rescue, with Mr Wimpy being the first licensed title, followed by Hunchback. Road Frog and Caterpilla were re-releases on the Ocean Label. Royal Birkdale was (c) 1983, but shipped in 84 - to round off my uber nerding - they switched the logo to the classic metallic OCEAN in '84. I'll get my coat.
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