U.S. Gold

U.S. Gold Limited was a British video game publisher based in Witton, Birmingham, England. The company was founded in 1984 by Geoff Brown in parallel to his distributor firm, CentreSoft, both of which became part of Woodward Brown Holdings (later renamed CentreGold). The company primarily aimed at publishing games imported from the United States with a lower price tag in Europe and especially the United Kingdom.

U.S. Gold Limited
IndustryVideo games
FateClosed by parent
Founded1984; 37 years ago (1984)
FounderGeoff Brown
DefunctApril 1996 (1996-04)

By 1985, U.S. Gold projected a turnover of US$6 million for their first fiscal year, and expected to release further 150 games in the year to come.[1] In 1988, U.S. Gold received the Golden Joystick Award for "Software House of the Year".[2] The company also operated the budget range label Kixx.[3] In April 1996, Eidos Interactive acquired the entire CentreGold umbrella (including U.S. Gold) for GB£17.6 million,[4][5] as a result of which U.S. Gold and CentreSoft ceased all operations.

Games publishedEdit

Title Release date Platform(s)
Beach Head EU:1984 C64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, BBC
Hurricanes NA:1994 (SNES), EU:1994 (SNES,GEN) Super NES, Sega Genesis
Infiltrator EU:1986 C64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum
Raid over Moscow EU:1984 C64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, BBC
Ace of Aces 1986 Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, MSX, MS-DOS, Master System, ZX Spectrum
Beast Busters 1989 (Arcade), 1990 (Amiga, Atari ST) Arcade, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game 1989-1992 Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, MS-DOS, Game Boy,

Game Gear, MSX, Genesis, Master System, NES, ZX Spectrum

Izzy’s Adventure 1996 Windows 95, Windows 3.1
Izzy’s Quest for the Olympic Rings 1995 Sega Genesis,

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Shadow Dancer NA:1991, EU:1991 (ZX Spectrum & Amstrad CPC) C64, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST
Techno Cop NA:1988, NA:1989 (Amiga) Apple II, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Amiga
The Incredible Hulk NA: 1994 (SNES, GEN, MS), 1995 (GG), EU: 1994-1995
Putty 1992 (Amiga), 1993 (SNES), 1994 (Amiga CD32) Amiga, Super NES, Amiga CD32
Turbo Outrun EU (only in Europe): 1989 (commodore 64, Amstrad CPC), unknown 1989 - 92 (amiga), 1990 (zx spectrum) Amiga, Commodore 64 , ZX Spectrum , Amstrad CPC


  1. ^ Anderson, Chris (June 1985). "On top of the US Goldmine". Zzap!64. No. 2. Newsfield. pp. 46–48. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ Lacey, Eugene (May 1988). "Golden Joystick Awards 1988". Computer and Video Games. No. 79. Future Publishing. p. 39. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ Rob (December 2001). "Interview with an Ex-ACG (Ashby Computers & Graphics) Employee". www.retroisle.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  4. ^ "EIDOS PROPOSES TO TAKE OVER CENTREGOLD". www.telecompaper.com. 29 March 1996. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ Moss, Richard (31 March 2015). ""It felt like robbery": Tomb Raider and the fall of Core Design". arstechnica.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017.