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Talk about a company that would do anything to make a quick buck. Shortly after Data Age went into bankruptcy due to a substandard library of titles and royalty payments owed to the rock group Journey for their game "Journey Escape," Game World quickly snatched up the rights to the games and released them in Europe at discounted prices under their own label.

Initially, however, it appears that Game World planned on selling the games in the U.S. as well. They were in full force at the 1984 Winter CES show with their products and catalog on display. All of their titles were unchanged from the Data Age ones, with one exception. They renamed Journey Escape to Rock 'N Roll Escape for obvious reasons.

One of the more interesting tidbits surrounding Game World was that they shared the same address in Los Angeles, CA as Universal Gamex... the company that responsible for the adult game X-Man! It is conceivable, therefore, that after X-Man failed to make a dent in the marketplace, Gamex decided to change its name and release mainstream titles at deeply discounted prices.


    All were available in Europe only (PAL)

  • Airlock
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Bugs
  • Encounter at L-5
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Rock 'N Roll Escape
  • Sssnake
  • Warplock

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