Richard Hanson

Alien Dropout

Alien Dropout

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

Alien Dropout is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on the arcade game Astro Invader. The objective of the game is to shoot the aliens out of their "boxes" before the "boxes" fill up. Once full, the aliens fly down relentlessly and explode as they hit the ground. The game features include six skill levels, rankings, hi-scores and increasing difficulty.

Alien Dropout

Alien Dropout

Acorn Electron - Released - 1982

Alien Dropout is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on the arcade game Astro Invader. The objective of the game is to shoot the aliens out of their "boxes" before the "boxes" fill up. Once full, the aliens fly down relentlessly and explode as they hit the ground. The game features include six skill levels, rankings, hi-scores and increasing difficulty.

Fruit Machine

Fruit Machine

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

Fruit Machine is a three wheel simulation of slot machine for one player with options such as hold, nudge, gamble, collect and so on.

Galaxians

Galaxians

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

Galaxians (aka Galaxy Birds) is a variant of space invaders. The only difference is that the aliens move and fly towards you sometimes.

Road Runner

Road Runner

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

Road Runner is a racing-car maze style game not to be confused with the Atari game of the same name featuring the cartoon character. The objective here is to drive around the track avoiding the opposing cars and the obstacles, and passing over the checkpoint flags. These are worth 100, 200, 300 etc. points. The scores increase after passing over the checkpoint flag marked with an "S", and after the tenth checkpoint is reached.

Space Fighter

Space Fighter

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

This program is a cross between Defender and Scramble. There are five types of alien to destroy: Mutant (50 points), Swarmer (100), Trimort (150), Baiter (150) and Baryon (150). The Trimort is particularly nasty and has to be hit three times before it is destroyed. Mutants and Trimorts move randomly, Swarmers move away whilst Baiters and Baryons will try to ram your ship. Asteroids also appear on the screen and will blow you up if you hit them. An unlimited supply of lasers are at your disposal but you have only three smart bombs needed to destroy the Baryons and Asteroids. A smart bomb...

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