Image Works

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Image Works
Defunct
IndustryVideo game publisher
Founded1988
Defunct1992
HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
ProductsCadaver
Speedball
Bombuzal
Xenon 2: Megablast

Image Works was a British video game publisher that served as a publishing label for Mirrorsoft between 1988 and 1992, when the parent company went bankrupt.

History[edit]

The first two games published under the Image Works label were Fernandez Must Die and Foxx Fights Back.[1] Image Works notably became the European publisher for all the titles developed by The Bitmap Brothers, starting with their second game Speedball until The Bitmap Brothers founded their own publishing brand Renegade Software. Over the course of its existence, Image Works also acquired the publishing rights to film adaptations from the Back to the Future and Predator franchises, as well as home computer ports of arcade and console games such as Passing Shot, Cisco Heat and the first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games by Konami: these ports and adaptations were consistently released on all the Western 8-bit and 16-bit computer systems supported by the publisher. Until the demise of Mirrorsoft in 1992, games were published on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, C64, Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS as well as other platforms such as the MSX and Sega Master System.

Image Works briefly traded under the name 'Imagiworks' and used the slogan 'Believe in the power of imagination'; the label reverted to 'Image Works' and dropped the slogan after a poor write-up from most critics.[citation needed]

Games published[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
C64 ZX CPC ST Amiga DOS SMS MSX
1988 Bombuzal Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1988 Fernandez Must Die Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
1988 Foxx Fights Back Yes Yes No No No No No No
1988 SkyChase No No No Yes Yes Other[2] No No
1988 Speedball Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1989 Blasteroids Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
1989 Bloodwych Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1989 Interphase No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1989 Omnicron Conspiracy No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1989 Passing Shot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
1989 Phobia Yes No No Yes Yes No No No
1989 Xenon 2: Megablast Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1990 Back to the Future Part II Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1990 Cadaver No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1990 Flip-it & Magnose: Water Carriers from Mars No No No Yes Yes No No No
1990 Gravity No No No Yes Yes No No No
1990 Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Other[3] No
1990 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
1990 Theme Park Mystery No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1991 Back to the Future Part III Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1991 Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge No No No No Yes Other No No
1991 Blade Warrior No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1991 Brat No No No Yes Yes No No No
1991 Cisco Heat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1991 Devious Designs No No No Yes Yes No No No
1991 First Samurai Yes No No Yes Yes Other No No
1991 Killing Cloud No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
1991 Mega Lo Mania No No No Yes Yes Other No No
1991 Predator 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1991 Robozone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
1991 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Coin-Op Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

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