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U.S. Gold Ltd.


Winner Software House of the Year 1988 in the "Golden Joystick" Awards organised by the magazine Computer and Video Games (reported issue #79, 1988/5). Only UK software houses were included in the Awards.

Contributed on Jul 22, 2014 by Jo ST (24079)

In 1989 the readers of the UK magazine Computer and Video Games voted US Gold as runner-up in the yearly Golden Joystick Awards in the category "Software House of the Year 8-bit".

Contributed on Jul 10, 2014 by Jo ST (24079)

U.S. Gold Ltd.'s phone number at Holford Way, Birmingham, UK is 0121 606 1800

Contributed on Aug 18, 2010 by piltdown_man (155154)

This is the same address that Kixx used to occupy.

Contributed on Aug 18, 2010 by piltdown_man (155154)

Location in October 1995:

US Gold Ltd.
Units 2&3 Holford Way, Holford
Birmingham B6 7AX

Contributed on Aug 29, 2006 by Jeanne (76503)

The cassette versions of US Gold's games had a very characteristic loading screen (loading games from cassette usually took several minutes): the computer would play synthesized renderings of The Star-Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, and Dixie's Land repeatedly, in that order, until the loading of the game finished and gameplay could commence. While playing the music the screen would display a countdown of the remaining number of "blocks" to be loaded, along with a scrolling line of text advertising other US Gold games, existing as well as upcoming ones.

Source: Wikipedia

Contributed on May 22, 2005 by Sciere (533512)