greenberet79 wrote:Is it my memory playing tricks on me or was Total Recall completely axed and a different version commissioned?
Yup! ... Not sure about the 16-bit versions, but the 8-bit home computer versions were originally outsourced to a company called "Active Minds" who completely messed things up.
Here are details about the original C64 version that got canned (with screenshots) and also includes a creator speaks section with Simon Butler who did graphical work on the Active Minds version and tells a very frank and honest story about what happened and how they salvaged things...
The Spectrum version from Active Minds had a 1 level demo released from what I recall. I *think* Mark Jones (who's floating around on this thread and can confirm) may have done graphics for that version (or i'm getting confused with some concept art done internally which he found on some microdrives recently and which were not used).