Acorn Archimedes

Acorn Archimedes

The Acorn Archimedes was Acorn Computers' first general purpose home computer based on their own ARM architecture. Using a RISC design with a 32-bit CPU (26-bit addressing), at its launch in June 1987, the Archimedes was stated as running at 4...

Aggressor

Aggressor

Acorn Archimedes - 1992

Aggressor is an action/reflex shooter set in a science fiction scenario.

Air Supremacy

Air Supremacy

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

Air Supremacy is a polygonal three-dimensional flight game by Superior Software released in North America in 1991.Published by Acorn-software for the Archimedes the game's title refers to the a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces. Along with games such as Repton,2, 3 Overdrive, Citadel, Thrust, Galaforce; Air Supremacy, with it's advanced 3D Texture mapping and polygonial graphics flew Superior Software to the forefront of the Archimedes and BBC publishing scene.

Alerion

Alerion

Acorn Archimedes - 1994

A clone of games like Xevious. Alerion tries nothing new, with the exception of a punishing difficulty. Released in 1994 when games like doom was dominating the gaming landscape. Alerion goes for a much different approach. Alerion released to the late to the life of the Acorn Archimedes -- the objective is to score as many points as possible. It's gameplay is fast and frenetic leaving the gamer only with their wits and a couple bombs to deal with the anti-aircraft fire down below. So what are you waiting for? Take to the skies in this exciting arcade shoot-em-up experience now!!!

Aliped

Aliped

Acorn Archimedes - 1990

Aliped is an arcade adventure type game programmed by Felix Andrew.

All-in Boxing

All-in Boxing

Acorn Archimedes - 1994

Let's get ready to Ruuuummmmblllle!!! Designed and programmed by Mark Dixon from Arc systems and Alien Images, All in Boxing is a fighting game that just can't be beat! Boasting a heaving hitting roaster of 6 fighters from the unstoppable 'Willie Win', 'Ed Strong', 'Hans Full', 'B.A. Sher', 'N.O. Kowt', and the USSR brute 'Ivor Hardpunch' the fun never stops! Once you choose your combatant it is time to train. So take to the bags, Mac, we've got work to do! But unlike your jaw you can't afford to slack-off because you only got twenty seconds before you have to make the entrance...

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

Acorn Archimedes - 1995

Alone in the Dark is an action-adventure survival horror game. The action is displayed from a number of fixed viewpoints. The backgrounds are 2D painted images, while the player character, all items and monsters are rendered as 3D models. To escape the mansion, you'll have to solve a number of puzzles. They usually involve finding an item and using it in a proper place. Apart from items necessary for the puzzles, you can also find books and documents that can be read, healing items which can be consumed to restore hit points, and weapons. Weapons come in handy, since Derceto is full of...

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Acorn Archimedes - 1990

A futuristic 3D space shooter.

ArcPinball

ArcPinball

Acorn Archimedes - 1990

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Acorn Archimedes - 1993

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder

Acorn Archimedes - 1994

Guide a team of up to six soldiers through 72 levels of combat in this top-down action/strategy hybrid, best thought of as Lemmings crossed with Commando crossed with Dune 2. The characters are controlled indirectly using the mouse, as you activate each soldier or group of them by highlighting them, click the left button to move them to a particular spot, and the right button for them to fire guns at an enemy. You can also pick up grenades or rockets, which can be used to destroy groups of enemies, buildings or some vehicles (by pressing both buttons at once). Each mission has a specific...

Cataclysm

Cataclysm

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

The object of the game is to guide the water from the top of the screen into the collecting vessel at the bottom of the screen, you do this by guiding the water down the screen using blocks, pressure valves and filters. Monsters appear as the levels progress. Some of these are harmless and generally get in the way but others are nasty and can kill you on contact. Another breed of monster will also fire at you, luckily you have your gun so you can zap them. On later levels it's not just water that comes out of the pipes, but acid as well. This is dealt with in the same way but you...

Chocks Away

Chocks Away

Acorn Archimedes - January 1, 1990

Chocks Away is a flight simulation game for the Acorn Archimedes. It was written by Andrew Hutchings and published by The Fourth Dimension. The game is loosely set in the First World War, though many elements are simplified and anachronistic. The player flies a single British Tiger Moth aircraft (despite the design dating from peacetime and being a trainer) on various missions against German forces. Free movement is allowed around each mission's map, though the aircraft does not have the fuel capacity to allow infinite roaming - instead it must return to the home airfield to refuel. The Tiger...

Chuck Rock

Chuck Rock

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

Chuck Rock's wife, Ophelia Rock, is kidnapped by the village wierdo, Gary Gritter. Chuck is rather upset about this and you have to help him make things right. The game is a side-scrolling platformer. Chuck fights a variety of dinosaurs using his belly-buster attack and a jump kick. Occasionally he has to pick up and throw rocks to defeat enemies and allow him to jump to greater heights.

Demons Lair

Demons Lair

Acorn Archimedes - 1993

This is an isometric 3D graphical adventure. The game involves you playing the part of Bob, who must go out and explore the surrounding landscapes and must seek out the Demon who rules the land and then find a way of destroying him for good, before he can return home. You get two lives to complete the game, each life has an energy bar which goes down with contact with enemies, or falling a long distance, eating food will replenish your energy level.

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Acorn Archimedes - 1995

A strategy game based on the book by Frank Herbert.

Elite

Elite

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

Enter the Realm

Enter the Realm

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

The object of Enter the Realm is to reach the end of each level, of which there are many, and then leave it through the exit. Along the way you will encounter many enemies both on the ground and in the air, all of which need to be destroyed. There are also a number of land obstacles including bombs, spikes and snowballs. Again these can be disposed of by shooting at them, or you can jump over them instead. You can also avoid enemies by crouching down and let them fly overhead. Some of the snowballs are quite tricky to destroy and it proves to be much easier to simply crouch down and let them...

The Exotic Adventures of Sylvia Layne

The Exotic Adventures of Sylvia Layne

Acorn Archimedes - 1993

A professor has been kidnapped and agent Sylvia Layne must locate and rescue him. Your search for clues leading to his whereabouts will take you to the Andes, New York and Houston Space Centre. The game is a mix of action, platform, strategy and puzzle solving.

Fire & Ice: The Daring Adventures of Cool Coyote

Fire & Ice: The Daring Adventures of Cool Coyote

Acorn Archimedes - 1995

Fire and Ice was converted to the Archimedes by Paul Chapman. It's a platform style adventure game spread across a number of different worlds, each with a different theme. The game features many levels, power-ups, bonuses, and hidden secrets. You assume the role of a coyote and you can freeze your enemies by throwing ice-cubes at them. Once frozen you can smash them. Sometimes they leave part of a key behind after they're destroyed. The complete key, assembled from all the pieces, opens the door to the next world. You will come across coyote puppies; these follow you, are invulnerable, and...

Freddy's Folly

Freddy's Folly

Acorn Archimedes - 1988

Sir Freddy is a sneaky and mean man who lives in a castle on an island. He turned green with envy when you built a better and stronger castle across the sea. He got a fleet of balloons so that he didn't get wet and then planned to bomb your castle with ease. What a cad to think of this wheeze! You in turn employed a gun crew to build a battlement with a good view to shoot down Sir Freddy in his balloon. To match your defensive intent, Sir Freddy phoned the Ship Shop and hired several Gun ships to shoot your cannon crew. You must defend your castle and shoot down the balloons and the invading...

HeroQuest

HeroQuest

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

The Last Ninja

The Last Ninja

Acorn Archimedes - 1992

The Legend of the Lost Temple

The Legend of the Lost Temple

Acorn Archimedes - 1992

The Legend of the Lost Temple is a platformer that takes place in the rain forest of Peru where an ancient tribe has lived in peace for thousands of year until a group of archaeologists stumbles upon it. The visitors carry a virus that the natives have no immunity to and soon everyone but the young and strong members of the community falls ill. The player takes control of one such young man, Kanu, who sets out to find a temple located deep within a mountain. It is believed that entombed in the temple is an elixir that can save the natives. It is the player's task to find this...

MiG 29 Fulcrum

MiG 29 Fulcrum

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

The Mikoyan MiG-29 Soviet era jet fighter, nicknamed Fulcrum by the West, features in this flight simulation, professionally modeled by former British Aerospace flight simulator designers. You are armed with cannons, rockets and Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground missiles. Aerodynamics, blackouts and physics are all recreated. There are six missions to take on, starting with your basic training. After this, there are four diverse missions with colour-coded identification, and a final extra-tough mission you can only do once you have successfully completed the others. The missions involve...

Nebulus

Nebulus

Acorn Archimedes - 1992

Nebulus (aka Tower Toppler) was ported to the Archimedes by Krisalis. You play a small green guy who needs to blow up eight towers, because their presence is somehow poisoning the water of planets which could potentially be ideal colonies. Unfortunately you need to get to the top of these towers to blow them up. You make your way up to the top of the tower via walkways around the outside of the towers. You need to jump over, kick, and run from various enemies in your journey to the top. Most vertical movement is achieved by jumping onto moving ledges at the right...

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Acorn Archimedes - 1991

Pandora's Box is an isometric arcade adventure and as such it features both puzzle solving and fighting. The game's world is open ended and consists of over 200 interconnected screens. The aim of the game is to close Pandora's Box by collecting four emerald seals. Most of the gameplay involves exploring the world in search after various objects that are needed to progress. Some objects can simply be picked up from the ground while others can only be acquired by solving puzzles or trading with NPCs. Some characters also send the player out on errands in exchange for a reward. Often...

Populous

Populous

Acorn Archimedes - 1992

Converted to the Acorn Archimedes by Richard Walker. As a Divine Being you have a group of followers from whom you derive your power. The more followers you have and the greater their achievements, the more power you wield. Unfortunately, there is another group of people who follow a different deity. Since there's barely enough room in the world for your own magnificence, two won't do. You must rid the world of the opposition. To do this, you will use your great power to move the earth and your devout followers to crush the misguided.

Provocator

Provocator

Acorn Archimedes - May 17, 1991

You play the role of the last fighter pilot remaining and must protect a convoy of HUGE spaceships from 32 waves of attacking aliens. Several ships in the convoy have forest domes that supply the fleet with food and oxygen. The player is tasked with protecting these domes from alien squadrons that launch increasingly frequent attacks on them. When a dome is under attack, a warning sound alerts the player to the threat and if it isn't met within 15 seconds, the dome is permanently destroyed. If all the forest domes are destroyed, the fate of the convoy is sealed and the game ends. The game...

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

Acorn Archimedes - 1994

Brutal Deluxe doesn't live up to their name - in fact they're the worst team Speedball has ever seen. As their manager, it is your job to transform their fortunes. As well as the league system, which consists of 2 8-team divisions and challenges you to advance to the top, there are also 2 cup tournaments, one of which is played out over 2 'legs' with the aggregate score deciding who progresses. You can play the matches as well, which is the real meat of the game. They consist of 2 90-second periods, and the gameplay is futuristic, fast and frantic, with heavy tackling encouraged to retrieve...

Warlocks

Warlocks

Acorn Archimedes - October 23, 1993

A platform shoot-em-up featuring a reincarnated knight who was tasked with freeing the world of Lylvania from the tyranny of 3 demented Warlocks. The game set over ten large levels. The early levels are reasonably linear, but they soon become larger, requiring much exploration. Hidden rooms and caves can be found, containing extra lives, magical power-ups and level warps. Other features of this game are smooth parallax scrolling, thunder and lightning, rain, animating backdrops, stunning 256 colour graphics and great sound effects and music. This game has been reviewed in: Acorn...

Xenon 2: Megablast

Xenon 2: Megablast

Acorn Archimedes - 1993

Xenon 2: Megablast is a vertically scrolling space shooter, in which you have to pass several levels, filled with waves of enemies, that all end with a level boss creature. Each group of enemies you destroy grants you a cash reward and every once in a while you enter Colin's Bargain Basement, where you can use this cash to purchase upgrades for your ship like better weapons, speed & health upgrades etc. Some upgrades can also be picked up during the levels. The first part of the game has an organic feel to it, while the second part of the game features mechanical enemies. As there are some...

Zarch

Zarch

Acorn Archimedes - January 1, 1987

The player, piloting a lone craft with limited firepower, must defend a finite landscape against ever increasing waves of enemy craft. In Zarch, the landscape is being invaded by aliens who are spreading a virus across the landscape. The seeder vessels are slow-moving, predictable, and easily destroyed, but as the game progresses they are supported by increasing numbers of flying support craft, which do not scatter virus but instead attack the player. The seeder vessels scatter red virus particles across the landscape. As they land, they turn the green landscape to brown and red, and cause...

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