David Elliot

Alien Destroyers

Alien Destroyers

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

An early Basic version of Space Invaders by Micro Power (aka Program Power) and featuring diagonally-falling bullets.

Asteroid Storm

Asteroid Storm

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

As Commander of the Astro-runner spacecraft, you must negotiate the asteroid storm by blasting and dodging the drifting rocks. Large asteroids, when hit split into two medium sized asteroids and these in turn will break into small asteroids when hit. The small asteroids will totally disintegrate when hit. Additional hazards are the alien spacecraft. These appear at random on the screen and will try to ram and shoot you. The little ones are deadly accurate.

Eldorado Gold

Eldorado Gold

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

Eldorado Gold is a text adventure that takes place in the old west. The background story is brief but tells about a rich man called Billy McCluskey whose treasures were lost after a sudden death. The aim of the game is simply to locate and retrieve as much of Billy's treasure as possible. The game ends when the player goes to a hotel and enters the command "score". Most of the game takes place inside a mine and its surroundings. Dangers include Apaches and deadly snakes and it is also possible to end up in jail.

Moon Raider

Moon Raider

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

Moon Raider by Micro Power (aka Program Power) is similar to Acornsoft's Rocket Raid. Basically it is a sideways scrolling, laser dodging game. Your mission is to raid an alien base on the Moon. There are 6 stages of defences to overcome. You command an assault ship equipped with rapid-fire laser cannon. Fuel can be replenished by blowing up enemy fuel dumps and also by docking with the fuel transports. Points are scored for destroying the radar scanners, rockets, Ack-Ack batteries and bouncing space mines. You begin with 3 spacecraft, with a bonus ship awarded for every 10000 points...

Swoop

Swoop

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

You are at the controls of a laser base, trying to rid the space lanes of the homing, swooping Birdment. There are 3 types of Birdmen. The Blue Hawks are the most prolific and move relatively slowly, Green Merlins swoop at twice the vertical speed, and the Red Condors are the most deadly, moving twice as fast both vertically and horizontally. If a Birdman gets past you he will lay an explosive egg on your laser base track, thus restricting your movements. However, these eggs disintegrate after 5 seconds. Watch out for falling debris from destroyed Birdmen.

Timetrek

Timetrek

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

You are at the controls of a space cruiser and your mission is to track down and destroy Klingons with phasers and photon torpedoes. You have a protective shield which can deflect some Klingon fire. There's a battle computer to work out the energy you need to make jumps into hyperspace if the Klingons prove to be a little too troublesome. And there's a once-only panic button if you are about to be destroyed.

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