Acorn Electron

Acorn Electron

The Acorn Electron was a budget version of the BBC Micro made by Acorn Computers Ltd. It was intended to compete with the Sinclair Spectrum. At its peak, the Electron was the third best selling micro in the United Kingdom, and total lifetime game...

2002: A Space Oddity

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1984

A comedic text adventure satire of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a A Space Odyssey.

3D Bomb Alley

3D Bomb Alley

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

3D Bomb Alley is a video game created by Software Invasion for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. The graphics work with 3D glasses creating the appearance of depth.

3D Maze

3D Maze

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

A simple maze game in which you have to find your way out of a 3D maze, having been told where the exit is and where you are.

3-D Tank Zone

3-D Tank Zone

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

As weapon commander, you must, with the aid of radar, scan the terrain surrounding the city and missile silos for marauding enemy tanks then destroy them before they get you. Watch out too for incoming jets and helicopters on the horizon. To aid you in your task, you have at your disposal a direct fire anti-aircraft cannon and an anti-tank missile launcher. The game features excellent 3D wire graphic tanks and battleground displays with realistic missile in-flight action and detailed instrument console.

747

747

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

747 is a flight simulator developed and published by Doctor Soft. When the game starts you are flying towards the words DR SOFT. This allows you to get used to the steering and other controls. From this screen you can then select which airport and scenario you want to fly. Options include Taking-Off and Landing. Hoops may also be flown through while trying to land. The game is played with the screen split into two halves. The top half is your view from the front of the plane while the bottom half shows the instrument panel. Control is played via the Joystick and Keyboard.

747 Flight Simulator

747 Flight Simulator

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

747 Flight Simulator allows the player to sit at the controls of a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet airliner. The upper part of the screen consists of a simple external view (horizon, runway), while the lower displays the instrument panel (airspeed, vertical speed indicator, altimeter, artificial horizon, compass, turn and bank indicator, ILS, flaps & landing gear indicators, various dials for engines). After declaring the amount of fuel and the number of passengers, the player may attempt either a take-off, straight landing approach or random landing approach. The included map features Great Britain and...

A&B Computing 3.09

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1986

Comprises: Assembly Example (A&B Computing), Card Trick (A&B Computing), Check Byte Source Code (A&B Computing), Grand Prix (A&B Computing), Islamic Art Part 1 (A&B Computing), Islamic Art Part 2 (A&B Computing), Islamic Art Part 3 (A&B Computing), Islamic Art Part 4 (A&B Computing) and Olsen (A&B Computing)

A&B Computing 3.11

Acorn Electron - Released - November 1, 1986

A 100% machine code high speed four way scrolling arcade game! Haven't we seen this somewhere before...? In a word, no. In another two, not yet. It was a good wat of catching your eye, though! The point of Gimpo is to eat all the food pellets in the maze, avoiding the ghosts which are out to prematurely terminate your electronic existence (in other words a regurgitated Pac Man!). There are four different screens to each level, and as the level number increases, so does the number of ghosts, and the amount of times you have to eat each pellet of food. Oh yes, and there'a a time limit...

Acheton

Acheton

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Written by Jon Thackray, David Seal and Jonathan Partington. Acheton is a home computer conversion of the mainframe adventure of the same name. Similar to Zork (which was released on the VAX mainframe not long before Acheton's original appearance), it is a fantasy treasure hunt set in a claustrophobic dungeon. It boasts over 400 rooms and 200 objects, thereby making it much bigger than Zork. As with many games of this kind the most time is spent by exploring the environment and solving item-based puzzles. Everything is described solely with plain text and the player interacts with the game...

Advanced Disc Toolkit

Advanced Disc Toolkit

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Advanced File Manager

Advanced File Manager

Acorn Electron - Released - May 1, 1989

Adventure

Adventure

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

A text adventure game released by Micro Power (aka Program Power) for the Electron and BBC Micro home computers. Your objective is to find the Princess and to bring her back from the Magic Caverns. Also, you must collect the various treasures that you will come across; there are at least seven of these. The program understands the input of single and double keywords. Commands available to you include TAKE an object, LOOK, GO NORTH, USE an object, INVENTORY which will tell you what you are carrying and SCORE to find out how many points you have gained. There are many more but part of the...

Adventures Collection #4

Acorn Electron - Homebrew - 2008

Aladdin (Steve Lucas), Dinosaur Adventure (BBC PD), Dracula Adventure (BBC PD), Double Gold: The Alien From Outer Space Plus Dragons Tooth (Incentive), Flight Of The Unicorn (BBC PD), Gnome Adventure (BBC PD), Graveyard Escape (BBC PD), Kidnapped (BBC PD), Martian Adventure (BBC PD), Rainbow's End (D. D. Green), Runestaff (BBC PD), Satan's Challenge (BBC PD), Shipwreck (BBC PD) and The Quest For The Last Baked Bean (BBC PD)

Airline

Airline

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Airline is an economic strategy game, with the player taking the role of a Chairman for L-AIR, an air company whose business starts off with £3 million. He has 7 years to increase his net assets to £30 million. The player can charter, buy or sell aircraft, as well as managing staffing, maintenance and insurance. Situations in-game (like hijacks, air crashes and sabotage) and costs (of fuel and aircrafts, tax demands etc.) are realistic.The graphics are simplified, made up almost entirely of tables and texts.

Alien Break In

Alien Break In

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Alien Break In is a space shooter, sort of a cross between Space Invaders, Galaga and Galaxians.

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.

Alphatron

Alphatron

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

Your mission is to protect the Trilithium Refineries on the planet Karthos. You pilot a Megan Class Scout Ship equipped with a Delta Laser. The enemy attacks grow more and more frequent as wave after wave of enemy missiles pass overhead. At all costs you must destroy the missiles before they reach the Refinery. Each missile will deplete the Refinery Shields until eventually they collapse. Your Scout Ship is fitted with landing, fuel and guidance computers. Your Control Panel also displays the status of the Refinery shield level. Your fuel is very limited and must be replenished frequently...

Amnesia And Xanadu

Acorn Electron

AMX Art

AMX Art

Acorn Electron - Released - April 1, 1987

Anarchy Zone

Anarchy Zone

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1988

32 zones of increasing difficulty! The Galactic Government Dictatorship has divided the galaxy into zones, and has imposed strict travel formations for each zone. You have decided to fight for your freedom and for the liberation of other space travellers. Good luck, and remember the motto of the Astronaut's Anarchist Association 'Live Fast, Die Young!!!!' The Galactic Government Dictatorship has divided the galaxy into zones, and has imposed strict travel formations for each zone. Any travellers not conforming to the galactic government guidelines will come under attack. Legend has it...

Arcadians

Arcadians

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Arcadians is based on the arcade game Galaxian. You control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving left or right, blasting aliens moving in formation above. As you blast the aliens, some will swoop down in groups dropping bombs. You can avoide or shoot at these. If you are touched by an alien or it's bombs then you lose one of three lives and once the aliens have all been destroyed then you attempt to destroy them again. Two players can play and each player takes it in turns when the other player loses a life.

Arena 3000

Arena 3000

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Fight for your life (and highscore) against endless waves of killer robots cornering you on the futuristic Galactic Arena of the year 3000. When you clear the level, the next wave gets faster and tougher, luckily you get 3 lives and extra one every 20 000 points. This top-down shooter offers optional dual joystick control (movement/shooting).

Around the World in 40 Screens

Around the World in 40 Screens

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Around the World in 40 Screens is the first of three standalone expansion packs for Repton 3. As the title might indicate it includes 40 new levels made in the map editor that was included with the original game. The game features a world travelling theme and the levels are divided into five sets each representing a specific setting. These are: America, Arctic, Orient, Oceans and Africa. The gameplay is the same as in Repton 3 but all objects have been replaced with objects related to the setting. Instead of diamonds, there are for example hamburgers in the American levels and fish in the...

Assembly Language Programming For The Electron And Electron Debugging Tool

Assembly Language Programming For The Electron And Electron Debugging Tool

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1983

This cassette contains many of the larger programs described in the book Assembly Language Programming on the Electron by the same authors. In addition, a useful programmer's toolkit is included the ELECTRON DEBUGGING TOOL (EDT). EDT provides extra commands that add to those already present in the Electron's Operating System, allowing the programmer to locate faults and make simple changes to machine code programs. EDT is a BASIC program that can be loaded into a safe area of memory.

Astro Plumber

Astro Plumber

Acorn Electron - Released - 1985

You play the game as a repair man equipped with a jetpack and an upwards firing plasma laser. Your mission is to repair all the leaking air pipes which supply the Colony research station on the surface of the Moon. The caverns are inhabited by a number of alien lifeforms which will kill you if they touch you. Finally you must keep an eye on your ever decreasing air supply. You can refill from one of the big air tanks on the surface but it means breaking off your repairs. Your space suit tank can only hold so much air. Overfilling is deadly.

Atom Smash

Atom Smash

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1988

Atomsmash The nuclei of all elements with less than 17 electrons have become unstable. In an effort to save the universe, you are your ship have been reduced to sub-atomic size. Five 'gluons' have been provided for each element. Collect each one from the bottom of the screen and take it to the nucleus. To leave a gluon in the nucleus, stop between the dotted lines. Be careful not to touch anything and hurry, there isn't much time left! Knockout Try to stop the wall advancing up by knocking the bricks out with a cannon ball. The cannon ball moves back and forth along the...

Atom Smasher

Atom Smasher

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Atom Smasher is a single screen shoot 'em up with multi directional movement that takes place in a nuclear reactor during a meltdown. In the middle of the screen are some neutrons and a single proton which one electron moves around. To delay the meltdown the player has to shoot the proton but avoid the electron since that will speed up the meltdown for a short time. For each proton that is shot, an extra electron is released. As the game goes on molten debris will start building up from the sides of the screen and if it reaches the nucleus the game ends. It is possible to destroy debris by...

Avon

Avon

Acorn Electron - Released - 1990

A double-pack of games originally written for the Phoenix IBM System/370 mainframe at Cambridge University, reworked for commercial release on home computers: Avon is an appropriately Shakespearean adventure which beings innocently enough, with a sight-seeing visit to the celebrated playwright's hometown. As the protagonist explores the streets and souvenir shops, certain people, animals and objects begin exhibiting strange behavior; finally, the surroundings become completely unfamiliar, and the inhabitants' English unusually rich and poetic... the stage is set for an exploration of this...

Ballistix

Ballistix

Acorn Electron - Released - 1989

Ballistix is an arcade game in which you have to manipulate a ball in order to score a goal with your opponent. To do this, you will control an arrow that defines a direction, and pressing the fire key will launch a ball from this arrow in the direction the arrow points to; by launching balls at correct angles, you will manipulate the main ball and control the way it moves. Ballistix also keeps certain physics laws (namely gravity and friction), and will present you with varying obstacles in either one or two player mode. The game's cover art is a painting by Melvyn Grant called Steel Tsar....

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is a video game first published in 1988 for various home computers. It was also released as Axe of Rage in North America. The game is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in North America), which was published in 1987. In Barbarian II, the player controls a princess or barbarian character, exploring the game world to locate and defeat an evil wizard. The game's plot is an extension of its predecessor, although the gameplay is different. While the first game offers two players the opportunity for virtual head-to-head combat, the second is...

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior is a video game first released for Commodore 64 personal computers in 1987; the title was developed and published by Palace Software, and ported to other computers including the Acorn Electron in the following months. The developers licensed the game to Epyx, who published it as Death Sword in the United States. Barbarian is a fighting game that gives players control over sword-wielding barbarians. In the game's two-player mode, players pit their characters against each other. Barbarian also has a single-player mode, in which the player's barbarian braves a...

Baum Der Weisheit

Baum Der Weisheit

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

An educational database. Mit dem Programmpaket Baum Der Weisheit lernen Kinder spielerisch, wie der Computer als Datenbank eingesetzt werden kann und wie man mit Hilfe einer Baumstruktur Gegenstände klassifiziert. Baum der Weisheit ist ein interaktives Frage- und Antwortspiel, in welchem das Kind dem Computer neue Begriffe beibringt. Dazu muβ es sich jeweils eine Frage ausdenken, die das neue Objekt von den bereits bekannten eindeutig unterscheidet. Auf diese Weise lernt es, sich selbst einen Themenbereich (etwa "Pflanzen" oder "Musikinstrumente") zu erarbeiten und die einzelnen Objekte...

Beach Head

Beach Head

Acorn Electron - Released - July 1, 1990

Beach Head is a multi-screen action game which requires different skills and provides new sequences as you progress through the game. You will encounter secret passages, squadrons of enemy planes shelling from enemy ships, an almost impenetrable enemy held beach and a fortress with a huge cannon that never misses.

Biology

Biology

Acorn Electron

This Biology program is a comprehensive O level and C.S.E. revision course. The first part of the program is the inter-related tutorial/test section. Fully-illustrated tutorials explain the major topics of the syllabus clearly. Each tutorial is followed by a test of 10 questions on the material which has just been covered. If you have difficulties with a particular question, the computer returns to you to the relevant tutorial screen to show you where you went wrong. When you are scoring at least 75% on the test questions in all 11 tutorials, you are ready to go on to the second part of...

Blagger

Blagger

Acorn Electron - Released - July 9, 1984

Follow the exploits of Roger the Dodger, master burglar, as he works his way through numerous buildings - searching for the golden keys, robbing safe after safe but always on the alert to the many obstacles and alarm systems and those spooky, cooky nightwatchmen. When one screen is cleaned out you move on to the next level in an endless pattern of banks, shops and houses. 20 screens, 4 lives

Blast!

Blast!

Acorn Electron - Released - 1990

Your mission to the far side of the galaxy leads you to a strange, apparently uninhabited world. You prepare to land, but suddenly your craft spins uncontrolably into a vast underground cavern complex. There's only one way to escape! You must destroy the alien command centres in the eight caverns that make up the underground complex. Be sure to avoid the deadly missiles fired by the alien defences - and beware the anti-matter that lines the cavern walls. You'll need nerves of steel if you're to meet the challenge - make one mistake and you'll be blown sky high!" On the far edge of the galaxy...

Boffin

Boffin

Acorn Electron - Released - November 1, 1985

Features of the game: Giant Puffer-Blimps, Trampolines, Huge Tarantulas and Manta-bats, Electrified Fencing/Barbed Wire, Hydraulic Rams. 25 Caves for the Electron! The aim of Professor Boffin is to pass through a series of caves as quickly as possible by destroying all of the unlucky horseshoes in each cavern and then touching the resident owl, guardian of each cave. There are two different versions of Boffin on the tape. Boffin v.2 is recorded first, followed by v.1. Boffin v.2 runs on the Acorn Electron and also the BBC Micro. It has 25 different caverns. The first version of Boffin...

Bone Cruncher

Bone Cruncher

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Bone Cruncher was released by Superior Software in 1987, with a re-release on their budget Blue Ribbon label in 1990. This game is a Boulder Dash variant. The levels are filled with dirt (which vanishes when Bono walks over it), monsters , and glooks (basically rocks with eyes). Monsters can only travel on ways without dirt and their touch is hazardous - some even eat up the skeletons. There are 25 skeletons to find in each level and specific steps have to worked out to reach them (e.g. using a glook to cut off a specific monster's path), giving the game a puzzle-solving character.

Boxer

Boxer

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Boxer is a platform game written by Wal Mansell. You and your computer controlled rival are competing for the attentions of a young lady. At the bottom of the screen, she is releasing balloons which you must try to catch when they get stuck in the rafters of the Gym. Any balloons which escape to the top of the screen will be awarded to your opponent. If you collect five balloons before your opponent does, your score will be increased by the bonus in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and you will move to a more challenging Gym. If your opponent is the first one to collect five balloons,...

Breakthrough

Breakthrough

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1988

Trapped in a world of fire and energy, you must battle for the most valuable prize of all - your life. You can escape only by using your magical powers to destroy the rocks that block your path or to create new blocks that act as stepping stones on the road to freedom. Don't forget to pick up the key to the exit door - otherwise your efforts will be in vain. "There are 100 screens just waiting to trap, tease and test your powers of perception before you finally break through to the outside world. But beware, there are only 99 seconds to complete each screen!" Each screen contains two types...

Bug Blaster

Bug Blaster

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Shoot everything that moves to collect the points - centipedes, spiders, mushrooms, scorpions, dragonflies and snails. You initially have three lives, but gain an extra life for every 10,000 points. The game includes a loading screen and high score table.

Bug Eyes II

Bug Eyes II

Acorn Electron - Released - June 1, 1988

Light years from Earth lies the rusting hulk of the Xxabanean flagship, disabled while on its mission to vapuourise our planet by the super-heroine Space Agent Zelda! She managed to destroy its power source, but was captured in the attempt and locked away in the depths of a distant and desolate asteroid. You, as Space Agent Starman, must penetrate the defences of the ship and collect the 25 keys required to free Zelda from her intergalactic prison. But beware. Some of the old Xxabanean booby traps are still in operation and strange alien creatures have moved into the empty hulk. You only...

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Guide Bumble around the maze swinging the red turnstiles and collecting the pollen, keeping clear of the toadstools and the fire barrels. Pursuing you around the maze is a bunch of scuttling spiders who can only be killed by luring them into the fire barrels - they are unaffected by the toadstools. The pollen flashes to let you know that a spider is about to emerge from the central lair. When all the pollen has been collected, panels open in the box marked 'OUT'. Enter the box to progress to the next maze.

Bumper Bundle

Bumper Bundle

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1985

Comprises: Bug Blaster (Alligata), Crown Jewels (Alligata), Hell Hole (Alligata) and Lunar Rescue (Alligata)

Business Games

Business Games

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Business Games contains two educational games. Although intended for use in business and economic studies, teaching the games are entertaining and thought-provoking in their own right. This guide describes the two programs that make up Business Games. STOKMARK, which simulates the conditions of the stock market, with realistic behaviour of share prices based on an analysis of real companies. In TELEMARK, four teams or players each control the finances of a firm that makes and sells televisions. In both these games each player in turn will be prompted either to select an option (for...

By Fair Means or Foul

By Fair Means or Foul

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

The objective of the game is to defeat each of the opposing boxers over 15 rounds or within five chances (lives). You can compete against another player or against the computer, and attempt to become the World Champion by defeating six opponents, each in turn more difficult to beat. Once you have become the World Champion, you then continue to defend your title against tough opponents. Apart from foul moves, there are also of course the standard legal moves, including punches and blocks. It will be noticed that a knock-out does not normally indicate the end of a bout, simply the end of...

Calculus O Level

Calculus O Level

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Camelot

Camelot

Acorn Electron - Released - February 1, 1989

Camelot is an 8-bit computer game written by Tony Oakden and published in the UK in 1989/90 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. The game was first published by Superior Software and Acornsoft as part of the Play it Again Sam 9 compilation in 1989 and was subsequently re-published as a standalone title in 1990 by Superior Software and Blue Ribbon. In Camelot, the player assumes the role of a deposed king, trying to prove his worthiness for the throne. The main goal of the game is to collect 3000 points by recovering bags of gold scattered around the flip-screen castle the game is set in....

Castle Of Riddles

Castle Of Riddles

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

"The adventuring trade just isn't what it used to be," you reflect gloomily. "Nobody seems to need a trusty sword or a keen intellect any more." You're down to your last silver piece, and there's tomorrow's dinner yet to be found. Sitting at the inn you contemplate earning an honest living for a change. Perhaps a steady income wouldn't be too boring, after all... Suddenly, a cold draught and the slam of the door distract you from your train of thought, and seconds later, a tall-silver-haired figure in a black cloak slips on to the bench next to you... So begins your magical adventure,...

Caveman Capers

Caveman Capers

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

Ogg the Caveman has discovered a new form of transport - Kickstart the Turtle. All day long he tries to train Kickstart to jump and run. However, the turtle isn't too keen and Kickstart keeps falling flat on his face. Help Ogg master the art of turtle-riding and get him to the phonebox to tell his wife he'll be late for tea.

Chess

Chess

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Chess allows you to play a game of chess against either the computer or another player. All the rules of chess are included and the winner is the player that makes the other players King unable to move without being taken. Against the computer you are able to play as white or black and the computer has 10 skill levels (0-9) with zero being the easiest. You are also able to watch the computer play itself. There is also an Editor mode that allows you to set the board up with the pieces in any position you chose and you can attempt to get a mate in two or five moves as well. The program has...

Children From Space

Children From Space

Acorn Electron - Released

Chuckie Egg

Chuckie Egg

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

This game was released on the Electron originally by AnF Software in 1984 and re-released in 1988 on the PnC (Pick and Choose) label. In the game you play Hen House Harry who has to collect 12 (a dozen) eggs from each level, while avoiding the ducklings. The levels each occupy a single screen, and are made up of platforms, ladders and lifts (or elevators), and are thus similar to those in classic platform game Donkey Kong. Corn can also be collected, which stops the time limit from ticking down and also stops the bonus, collected when the level is completed, from decreasing. The ducklings...

Citadel

Citadel

Acorn Electron - Released - February 1, 1985

Citadel is a computer game developed for the BBC Micro and released by Superior Software in 1985. It was also ported to the Acorn Electron. A platform game with some puzzle solving elements, the game's plot involves finding five crystals hidden in various locations in a large castle,[1] together with areas outside it (including a wasteland, a pyramid, a sea and an island) and returning them to their rightful place. Upon returning the crystals, the player must teleport to a separate set of locations to complete the game. Once the game is completed, the player is left free to roam the castle...

Codename Droid

Codename Droid

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Codename Droid: Stryker's Run - Part 2 is a multi-directional scrolling platform game where only a small part of the whole complex is shown. The joystick is used to control Stryker. In this sequel to Stryker's Run you once again play the role of John Stryker whose mission it is to land on the Planet Volga, navigate the underground complex and find and fly their latest spacecraft codenamed Z11. The complex is split into four zones which are split into a further three sectors. Each sector is full of Volgan soldiers and each must be avoided or killed to get further into the complex. You are...

Computer Knowhow

Computer Knowhow

Acorn Electron - Released

Active Computer Learning is the starting point for You and Your Family! This course consists of four programs. Simply load them and you can communicate with your computer. Discover: * how the computer was developed * how you set up your computer * what is a computer? * how to make the most use of your computer * how a computer works * all about binary * facts about your computer * simple exercises for your computer A home computer is more than just a 'games machine'. It has enormous potential for use by the whole family. The problems arise when you are expected to decipher the...

Confusion

Confusion

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

A huge 64 storey automated industrial plant used for the production and storage of deadly Confuzion Bombs versus a highly intelligent and quick thinking mind (yours!)! The Objective : To destroy the complete complex by eliminating the entire explosive stock pile. Confuzion : Its features include Bonus levels, Extra Sparks, Skill Stepping, Speed Spark and Multiplayer options. A totally addictive and frustrating arcade game using a fresh and original playing concept. The Fuzion Of Mind And Machine.

Contract Bridge

Contract Bridge

Acorn Electron - Released - July 1, 1984

Contract Bridge is a sophisticated bridge game for the single player, where all other three hands are bid and played by the computer. The ideal opportunity for uninterrupted bridge tuition or polishing up on your playing technique.

Cops

Acorn Electron - Released - March 1, 1990

This is an adventure game based very loosely on the cult American show Hill Street Blues. In the briefing room at 6am you are told that the police chief has been kidnapped, and that you and your partner, named Rob O'Cop are to investigate bullies taking kids' money from outside the school. As things progress, you discover more and more about the kidnapping of the chief. Despite your rather diminutive posting, you are the one trying to solve the kidnapping, or not as the case may be

Cops 'N Robbers

Cops 'N Robbers

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

Light Fingers Lonegan is robbing the Acme Diamond Company, the world's largest supplier of uncut gems. The police are inside the office block, slowly combing each floor. Can 'Fingers' find all the diamonds and get back to his car or will he run out of ammunition and end up in jail? Search the Acme Diamond Company and steal the fortune in un-cut diamonds that are kept there. Many of the diamonds are in the mines, but there is a rumour that the mines are haunted. Unfortunately you have set off the automatic burgular alarm and the police are now searching the building. You have a limited supply...

The Count

The Count

Acorn Electron - Released - 1992

It begins when you awake in a large brass bed in a castle somewhere in Transylvania. Who are you? What are you doing here? And why did the postman deliver a bottle of blood?

Countdown To Doom

Countdown To Doom

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

While orbiting the treasure-laden, but inhospitable, planet Doomawangara (Doom for short) your ship suffers a devastating attack from the local air defence system. Grounded on Doom, your ship is both damaged, and threatened with total disintegration due to the corrosive effects of the Doom atmosphere. Repairs to the ship must be made before you can escape, and there's also a tempting array of treasure to be collected; but the clock is ticking away all the while, and it's only a matter of time before the ship will disappear in a cloud of dust, whereupon you must resign yourself to a life in the...

Crack-Up

Crack-Up

Acorn Electron - Released - 1990

Joystick or Keyboard. 100% Arcade Action. 100 years from now, when war is a distant memory and mindless violence is considered the ultimate in anti-social behaviour, what outlet will there be for your feeling of aggression? There will always be Crack-Up!

Cranky

Cranky

Acorn Electron - Released

Crazee Rider

Crazee Rider

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

A behind-the-bike rally driving game with a variety of tracks and which allows you to knock other riders off their bikes.

Crazy Erbert

Crazy Erbert

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1987

A cubic-domain game in which you must change the colour of the grid and avoid the gorilla, balls and snake. Starring : Crazy Er*Bert Supporting cast : Boris the Gorilla, Coily the Snake Featuring : Cascading balls, deadly discs, balmy bananas, rotating rota-hats Great fun in this arcade-style classic!

Crazy Tracer

Crazy Tracer

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

You are in charge of a paint roller which you must guide around the edges of a maze of rectangles. Trying to prevent you from repairing these lines are several monsters which attempt to catch and crush the roller as it moves along. There are two different kinds of screen to paint: one which offers you the chance of gaining bonus points by painting in rectangles containing different objects, the other which poses the problem of how to avoid running out of paint. Crazy Tracer is fully compatible with either keyboard or joysticks.

Creepy Cave

Creepy Cave

Acorn Electron - Released - April 1, 1988

Arcade/Adventure. Vampire bats, ectoplasm bolts, slime covered ledges and acid pools. All these and more must be faced if our mega hero, Dirk Daring, is to successfully negotiate the depths of Creepy Cave and recover his door key from the evil ghost. Dirk Daring, adventurer, explorer, space pilot and top goal scorer for Manchester United, was returning home after winning the world karate championships, when an evil ghost stole his front door key and vanished into the depths of Creepy Cave. Leaping from ledge to ledge, avoiding vampire bats and ectoplasm bolts, Dirk takes off in pursuit....

Crime And Detection Quiz

Crime And Detection Quiz

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

How does your knowledge of Crime fiction rate against a Grandmaster of the genre? This rewarding and compelling program for your BBC Model B or Acorn Electron computer has been specially adapted from the Weidenfield Quiz book and will provide many hours of edification and amusement for family and friends. Here are Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey and Philip Marlowe, together with James Bond and George Smiley. This fascinating quiz includes questions on crime techniques, television cops, the history of detection and writers such as Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie. Crime and...

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

Bentley Bear is trapped in the Crystal Castles. To get out, he will need to collect all of the gems located throughout the castle. The game is played with an isometric view of the multi platformed castle. When Bentley collects all of the gems on the current castle, he will move on to the next, more difficult castle. Wandering throughout the castles are a wide variety of dangerous creatures, which Bentley should avoid. From time to time, a magic hat will appear. If Bentley collects the hat, he will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.

Cylon Attack

Cylon Attack

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1984

A 3D space battle. You are an interceptor pilot on board an earth supply ship, taking vital reinforcements to a beleagured planet. The Cylons have found out all about the mission and are determined to stop your ship at all costs. Aboard the mother ship is earth's latest weapon - if you succeed, it will drive the Cylons back to their planet. Features Launch and landing sequences Long range radar Climb and turn instruments Fuel Screens and laser weapons Hall of fame, and Top score save/load routines

Daredevil Dennis

Daredevil Dennis

Acorn Electron - Released - February 1, 1984

Daredevil Dennis is a platform game of sorts where the player takes the role of Daredevil Dennis, a stuntman. Dennis must use a variety of vehicles (motorbike, jet-ski and ski-doo) to perform a number of stunts. The only controls are accelerate, brake and jump. The screen is split into four platforms. When the character leaves the end of one, he appears at the start of the next but there are also (on most levels), gaps in the platform where the character can fall through and land on the platform below. There are many hazards scattered across the platforms that must be avoided. These range from...

The Dating Game

The Dating Game

Acorn Electron

Dead Or Alive

Dead Or Alive

Acorn Electron - Released - November 8, 1988

You, as the sheriff of Dodge (the bullets) City, must stop the bandits getting away ith the bags of money from the City Bank, and freeing their comrades in jail. But stopping baddies takes it out of you a bit, so you have to keep an eye on your 'Thirst Level'. If it gets too low you can always pop into the Hotel for a quick drink with the lads from the O.K. Corral. If your ammo gets too low, just walk over the body of a dead bandit, before he disappears and you will get more ammo. Keep an eye out for Neddie, the bandits' faithful horse. If you get in his way, you will be...

Deathstar

Deathstar

Acorn Electron - Released - 1985

This game was originally published by Superior Software, with a re-release on their Blue Ribbon budget label. DeathStar is a clone of Sinistar with identical gameplay. Players command a ship in space with the backdrop scrolling endlessly in all directions. The space ship always moves forward and it can be rotated left or right in turns of 22.5 degrees, making up sixteen directions in total. There are two additional actions: shooting regular bullets and launching a starbomb. To win a level and move on to a next zone, the player has to defeat a large space craft called DeathStar. When the...

Demonstration

Demonstration

Acorn Electron - Unreleased - November 15, 1982

A suite of graphical demos designed to attract shoppers over to the Acorn Electron; this cartridge was only supplied to dealers.

Denis Through The Drinking Glass

Denis Through The Drinking Glass

Acorn Electron - Released - November 1, 1984

A zany political adventure where you take the role of Denis Thatcher striving to overcome insurmountable oods to escape from the political jungle.

Depotmaster: Finsbury Park

Depotmaster: Finsbury Park

Acorn Electron - Released - September 1, 1989

Depotmaster: Old Oak Common

Depotmaster: Old Oak Common

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

The Designers Pencil

The Designers Pencil

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

A unique, new programming technique called PROG opens up an incredible world of art and music. Start with the easy-to-read menu screen. Select from dozens of clear, concise commands. Then translate an idea into a masterpiece with just a touch of the joystick! For more information, please read The Designer's Pencil User Guide.

Despatch Rider

Despatch Rider

Acorn Electron - Released - 1988

Dick Decker has yet another new job, as a Despatch Rider with the Dorkin Despatch Agency. Darren Dorkin, the owner, has lent Dick his powerful Yamasaki 750, and Dick dare not damage it for fear that he might lose his job. If he loses his job his whole life will be in ruins, since his long-suffering fianc�e Debbie has given him just one more chance to get a steady job. Can you help Dick deliver the mail to the Royal Snail offices whilst avoiding the road works, burst water mains and other hazards? Despatch Rider is a challenging test of your reactions and digital dexterity that will...

Detective

Detective

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

Detective is a game of deduction and tactics. The object is to establish, by means of elimination and deduction, the identity of the murderer of Lucky Duke. Your task is to find out who committed the crime, the weapon used, the place of the crime and the killer's motive. Each player plays one of the characters in the game. The computer will tell you which of the nine characters you are to play, and the murderer cannot be one of the players.

Diamond Pete

Acorn Electron - Released - April 1, 1986

10 Lives * 10 Levels * 10 Screens Per Level A frantic race against time as fortune hunting Diamond Pete searches the mine for the hidden diamonds. A massive haul of treasure lies at the end of his quest with 16 diamonds somewhere embedded in each of the screens, but time is not on Pete's side, he must act fast to clear each screen otherwise he'll find a life can be quickly lost.

Draughts And Reversi

Draughts And Reversi

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1983

Draughts : The traditional game has been faithfully reproduced on screen for you to try your hand at playing the computer. Pieces are promoted to Kings on reaching the opponent's end of the board, and the computer will make sure you follow the rules, insisting that you make all possible jumps or suffer the consequences - the computer has the option of 'huffing' the offending piece. Reversi : In this board game you play the computer, the aim of the game being to capture as many of your opponent's pieces as possible. (Reversi is also known as Othello.) This game is fully compatible with...

DunJunz

DunJunz

Acorn Electron - Released - 1987

Dunjunz is a video game made for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron home computers and released by Bug-Byte in 1987. It is essentially a clone of the popular video game Gauntlet where players controlled fantasy characters from a top down view. Unlike Gauntlet, each of the characters is given their own viewport onto the dungeon and can explore independently.

Early Reading

Early Reading

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Einführungskassette

Einführungskassette

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

The Electron Tape

The Electron Tape

Acorn Electron - Released - 1983

This cassette contains 123 programs for your Electron. Many of the programs are quite short, but each one is designed to help the beginner understand a particular programming technique. Some of the larger programs are useful utilities in their own right and other provide the ofundations for fairly elaborate programming projects in sound, graphics, animation and games. The programs are all described in The Electron Book: Basic, Sound & Graphics by the same authors, who give many hints and suggestions for improving and extending the programs and for writing new programs of your own. Using...

Electronic Colouring Book

Electronic Colouring Book

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

No brushes, no paint, no mess, no fuss... ...but hours and hours of fun. With the Electronic Colouring Book you sit and watch as your 'paintings' are displayed on the screen before you. With 18 pictures to choose from, and a palette of 35 different colours, you'll hardly know where to start, but once you do you'll find it difficult to stop. Painting has never been so easy: areas of the picture fill with colour at a touch. There's a whole range of versatile features for you to try - although simple to use they will add interest and enjoyment to your artistic efforts! You can: choose...

Elite

Elite

Acorn Electron - Released - September 20, 1984

Elite is a space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September 1984.Elite's open-ended game model, and revolutionary 3D graphics led to it being ported to virtually every contemporary home computer system, and earned it a place as a classic and a genre maker in gaming history. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite". Elite was one of the first home computer games to use wire-frame 3D...

English

English

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Exile

Exile

Acorn Electron - Released - February 4, 1988

Exile is a single-player action-adventure video game originally published for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro in 1988 by Superior Software and later ported to the Commodore 64, Amiga, CD32 and Atari ST, all published by Audiogenic. Exile's game physics engine qualifies it to be the first game to have a complete Newtonian motion model. At the time of its release it was considered to push the boundaries of what was possible on home computers, particularly on the 8-bit platforms. It remains probably the most complex game available for the BBC Micro. The game was designed and programmed by Peter...

Facemaker

Facemaker

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Finest Favourites

Finest Favourites

Acorn Electron - Released - 1984

Firebug

Firebug

Acorn Electron - Released

As fireman on duty, you have been called out to a warehouse where a firebug is reported to be attempting to burn it down. Your main concern is to rescue the drums of highly inflammable petrol and take them to the safety of a water tank. You can jump over the fires or put them out with a fire extinguisher, but be careful to avoid the clouds of dense white smoke. Complete with sound effects, full colour graphics and a table of high scores, Firebug is fully compatible with either keyboard or joysticks.

Football Manager

Football Manager

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

Football Manager designed by Kevin Toms. PCW says 'this game is recommended to anyone who has any interest in football'; CRASH an 'amazing engrossing game'. Featuring a transfer market, full league tables, injury problems, a save game feature, promotion and relegation, F.A. Cup Matches, Management rating, four divisions, as many seasons as you like, pick your own team for each match and seven skill levels."

Forth

Forth

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1984

This pack contains the Acornsoft Forth system on cassette. Acornsoft Forth is a complete implementation of the Forth language, to the 1979 standard specification by the Forth Interest Group in California, for the Acorn Electron. Forth is a compiled language so programs run very fast (typically five times faster than BASIC). Learners and enthusiasts alike will find it an exciting addition to their software range. The manual "FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer" (available separately) serves as a general introduction to Forth and includes a full description of Acornsoft Forth with a glossary...

Frak!

Frak!

Acorn Electron - Released - 1986

The Scrubblies and their friends have put all the special keys in hard-to-get places. Help Trogg collect all the keys, but watch out for the balloons and daggers! If you run out of time it becomes night-time. You can continue to play in the darkness, but you can't yo-yo balloons or daggers. There are a few things that Trogg can do that aren't obvious at first sight. If you hold the yo-yo key down, Trogg yo-yos further. If that still doesn't reach where you're trying to yo-yo, move a step or two closer (if you can) and try again. You will need to do this halfway across the first sheet and...

Frankenstein 2000

Frankenstein 2000

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1998

It is the year 2000 AD. Using all the advanced micro-particle technology now available, Freddy Frankenstein has set about bringing to life the monster created by his great grandfather, the infamous Baron Frankenstein." The year is 2000 AD and Freddy Frankenstein has inherited his great grandfather's castle in Bavaria. On taking possession of the estate, he discovers the location of his great grandfather's creation, the monster. He decides to follow in his ancestor's foorsteps and revive the monster by using the advanced 21st century technology that is now available. After many weeks of...

Free Fall

Free Fall

Acorn Electron - Released - 1985

When the Alphoid battleship attacked Deep Space Station Coriolis and Alphoid life forms injected the air supplies with their own cyanide-based atmosphere, only one crew member managed to don his space suit in time. Unable to reach the armoury, he must face the Alphoid warriors barehanded to defend not only his own life but also the vital computer records which the Space Station contains. In this game you control the crewman, manoeuvring him around the Space Station as he tries to destroy Alphoids before being destroyed himself - either by the enemy or due to lack of oxygen. Acornsoft...

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