Wayne A. Lee, a VC&G reader, recently wrote me about an odd game title that has been haunting him for years.
It was [your Retro Scan of the Week column] that brought to mind an ad I saw way back in the 80s in Compute! magazine for a Commodore 64 game called "Babies of the Dirt." I'd never seen the game itself, but the game's bizarre title has remained stuck in my head for decades. As far as I've been able to tell, the game was never released, but a few years ago I found the ad, and I scanned it (it's from the December 1983 issue of Compute!).
Do you know anything about Entech, or this game? I wonder if any of your readers would. Googling the exact phrase "Babies of the Dirt" turns up nothing, and no one I've ever asked has ever heard of it.
Unfortunately, I know nothing about either Entech or the mysterious Babies of the Dirt for the Commodore 64, but the game sure sounds dramatic. Here's the description from the ad:
An earthquake sucks you to the center of the earth. To escape you must battle the BABIES OF THE DIRT. But, don't miss or its doomsday! Watch out for their mother.