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Zippo Games

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John Pickford and Ste Pickford left Binary Design Ltd. with two programmers to found Zippo Games in 1987. The company was later asked by Rare, Ltd. to develop NES games for them and eventually folded into the company becoming Rare Manchester. In 1990 and John and Ste left the company and moved on to Software Creations Ltd..

10 Games Released (1988 - 1992)

Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power (1992 on NES)
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (1990 on NES, Arcade)
Voodoo Nightmare (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II (1989 on NES)
Sesame Street A B C (1989 on NES)
Sesame Street 1 2 3 (1989 on NES)
Cosmic Pirate (1989 on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Cabal (1988 on DOS, Amiga, NES...)
Pub Darts (1986 on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Ghosts 'N Goblins (1985 on DOS, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance...)

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After folding into Rare, Ltd. and becoming Rare Manchester, the Pickford brothers leave the company.

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