Gordon Key

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

A futuristic 3D space shooter. You are tasked with destroying a race known as the Rakonans. They have taken over a number of planets and it is your job to destroy the Rakonan colonies on these planets to an extent that they cannot survive and the planet is then 'sterlised'. It can then be re-colonised by the original inhabitants. Upon starting the game your craft descends to the planet surface and the battle begins. There are plenty of things to destroy, mainly on the ground, but from time to time you will come under attack from flying saucers and other things in the sky. You are...

Christmas Lights

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Help Super Bear save the Christmas tree from the Blue Meanies in this Q*Bert inspired platformer. First advertised for sale in vol. 4 issue 10 of Micro User Magazine in December 1986, as part of the "Christmas Crackers" compilation. Note that Micro User had used the "Christmas Crackers" name before for another compilation released in 1983.

Clogger

Clogger

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

Clogger is a Repton style game developed by Gordon Key and published by Impact in 1988. The game consists of a main program plus four game files of five levels each. You will be given a loading picture and then a menu from which you can select one of the four game files: SLIPPER, BRUSHES, ARTIST or PAINT. Other game files can be loaded from the Instruction Page in the game itself. The game objective is to become a Master Clogger, you must complete the twenty levels without using passwords. You have five lives with which to do this. Each level requires you to gather 21 pieces of a...

E Type

E Type

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1990

E-Type is a racing game similar to Outrun where the player gets to drive the titular sports car (although without the Jaguar license). The goal of the game is to drive as far as possible before time runs out. The game has five stages that differ in difficulty and length, from six to eighteen miles. Each stage has its own time limit. The tracks can be played separately or in one session. The stages are then unlocked by beating the time limit in the previous race. The roads are full of objects and most of them (rocks, trees and bushes) have to be avoided as crashes and collisions slow down the...

E-Type 2

E-Type 2

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

The objective of this game is the same as in the original E-Type, each track has a time limit and you have to reach the end before the time runs out. There are 5 tracks as before, each with varying levels of difficulty. Although the objective is the same, you will encounter a number of differences which weren't present in the original game. There is now a 'Fire' button. This is so that you can use the various new bonuses that appear along the way, things like oil slicks and laser fire, which can be used to get cars and obstacles out of the way. Other new features include weather effects...

Holed Out!!

Holed Out!!

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1989

Holed Out!! is a golfing simulator programmed by Gordon J Key and published by The Fourth Dimension, aka The 4th Dimension (formerly Impact Software). It features two courses: Cone Links and Pine Isles. You can indulge in either strokeplay or matchplay. The idea with the former is to finish all 18 holes in the least number of strokes, while in matchplay the winner is the player who wins most holes. Up to four players can take part with each selecting one of four skill levels from beginner to professional. The one selected dictates whether the physical hazards or wind strength and...

Virtual Golf

Virtual Golf

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

A golf simulator set on the Wentworth course.

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