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Thorn EMI
25 Aug 2011
12:41
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Dieter
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Have been collecting Thorn EMI games for Atari 8 bit now for a while and was wondering if the catalog numbers have any meaning.

In a Thorn EMI catalog I found the following catalog numbers:

THA12001 Submarine Commander
THA12002 Jumbo Jet Pilot
THA12010 Computer War
THB12003 Soccer
THB12004 Kickback
THB12005 River Rescue
THD11001 Home Financial Management
THD11002 Darts
THD11003 Snooker & Billiards
THD11004 Pool
THE11005 Cribbage & Dominoes
THE11006 Humpty Dumpty & Jack & Jill
THE11007 Hickory Dickory Dock / Bah Bah Black Sheep
THE11008 British Heritage Jigsaw Puzzles Vol 1
THE11009 British Heritage Jigsaw Puzzles Vol 2
THE11010 European Scene Jigsaw Puzzles Vol 1
THE11011 European Scene Jigsaw Puzzles Vol 2
THE11012 Super Cubes And Slip
THE11013 Figure Fun
THE11014 Thorn EMI Compute 4 & Reversi
THE11015 Owari And Bull & Cow

THA could be simulations. But why are they numbered 1, 2, 10? I couldn't find any info on numbers 3 to 9 so far and I don't think that those exist.

THB could be sports games, but River Rescue doesn't fit in there. And why do those start with number 3? Could be that THA and THB share numbers. Still there is a gap, numbers 6 to 9 are missing.

THC seems not to exist.

THD could be pub games, but Home Financial Management doesn't fit in there.

THE could be parlour games. THD and THE seem to share numbers.

Why do numbers in THA and THB start with 12 while numbers in THD and THE start with 11?
I have a Thorn EMI catalog from Winter 1982 which was included in almost all Thorn EMI games I own. Do other Thorn EMI catalogs exist?

The games were manufactures in the UK, but all games that I own have a "N" behind the number and say "For NTSC sets only" on the cover. Do PAL versions exists too? Never saw one so far …

Maybe someone has some insight? mrgreen

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26 Sep 2011
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Hello Dieter
I own 2 Thorn Emi Games.
"THA 12001 P" and "THB 12003 N", but there is no advice on the box if its for NTSC or Pal.
Another difference could be that "THB 12003 N" is manfactured in UK and japan, however they realised this.

Hope the informations are usful for you.

28 Sep 2011
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Dieter
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Many thanks for the info! It seems that not all NTSC versions from Thorn EMI have the NTSC note on the box.

I wonder if all Thorn EMI games with the N behind the number will run on PAL systems or only the ones without the not. And vice versa of course.

Unfortunately I have no tape drive, so I can check only with the cartridges. Oh, and I don't have an NTSC computer, so anyone else must check this mrgreen

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29 Sep 2011
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You can check them on my old NTSC 800 in January sleep

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29 Sep 2011
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Right mrgreen

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