Jupiter Ace

The Jupiter Ace was a British home computer of the early 1980s, produced by a company set up for the purpose, named Jupiter Cantab. The Ace differed from other microcomputers of the time in that it used Forth instead of the more common BASIC.

3D Maze

3D Maze

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2007

Ace Avoider

Ace Avoider

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Avoider is an action game for an unexpanded Jupiter Ace. The idea is to control your craft (0) to intercept the Jewelites (*) while avoiding the mutant asteroids (X) which will destroy your craft on impact. If you capture all the Jewelites, you move onto the next wave. Each wave is denser and more aggressive than the previous one.

Ace Case

Ace Case

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Ace Invaders

Ace Invaders

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

ACE Invaders is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving left or right, and blast various aliens that appear at the top of the screen moving downwards. You must keep blasting the aliens to prevent them from landing on the bottom of the screen and if one reaches the bottom then it is game over.

Ace Invasion

Ace Invasion

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

A somewhat primitive albeit fun fixed screen shooter loosely inspired by Space Invaders for the Jupter Ace.

Ace Mines

Ace Mines

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2004

Ace Star

Ace Star

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2010

Ace Vocab Select

Ace Vocab Select

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Acesnake

Acesnake

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Acevaders

Acevaders

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Adventure A: Planet of Death

Adventure A: Planet of Death

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1981

This game is the first in Artic's Adventure series. You play the role of a spaceship pilot in the future who has been marooned on a hostile alien planet and must find his spaceship and fix it to escape. To hinder your progress are fiendish puzzles and a handful of alien NPCs . The interface is purely text driven and there are no illustrations of the rooms that you are in. The text parser uses simple Verb/Noun for commands.

Alien Defender

Alien Defender

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Alien Defender is a single screen shooter where the idea is to move around the screen in your spacecraft blasting as many aliens as you can trying to have more kills than the aliens. When you blast an alien your kill score increases but if you are touched then the aliens kill score increases. Before the start of the game you can select the speed from 1 - 999 with one being the fastest and as you play the speed increases. Moving off the edge of the screen makes you appear on the opposite side.

Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Amazing Maze

Amazing Maze

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Amazing Maze is a maze game. The maze is viewed from above and the players start out on each side of the labyrinth. The objective is then simple: to make it through the maze to the starting position. Before starting out the player has a few second to study the maze before it starts. The layout of the maze is randomly generated before a game and according to the manufacturer there are more than a million different patterns.

Astrian Descent

Astrian Descent

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Atic Raid

Atic Raid

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

You have been separated from your friends while walking on the moors when a storm appeared and now you are lost with dusk falling. You have managed to come across shelter called Haunted Hall and discovered it is empty except for all the coffins that lay around the place. The door to leave the place has disappeared so you have no choice but to explore to find another exit but entering the attic you realize you are not alone with the many rooms full of ghosts and poltergeists. Atic Raid is an top view flick-screen arcade adventure where you must move around the 100 rooms of the attic finding...

Black Island Adventure

Black Island Adventure

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Black Island Adventure is a text adventure over various chapters where you start your adventure in a harbour of a great city. Further investigation of the harbour, you soon realise it is deserted due to an outbreak of a plague and thus the adventure begins. The screen has text describing each location you visit and you type in commands with the keyboard to interact with each location.

Bomber

Bomber

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1997

You are the pilot of a plane that has run out of fuel and so your only option is to glide the plane down to land. Problem is the only place below is a city and so your only option is to bomb the city to remove the buildings. The game is viewed from the side on a single screen and your plane starts in the top left of the screen and moves across. When the plane reaches the right side it appears on the left but one place down. You must keep dropping bombs and if you touch a building it is game over.

Breakout

Breakout

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Breakout is a recreation of the original arcade game. In the game the player moves the paddle at the bottom of the screen and has to try and keep the ball from hitting the bottom. At the top of the screen there are stones which disappear when the ball hits them. Removing stones is worth points. The higher up the stone is located, the bigger its value. The player has several lives before he or she goes game over.

Callisto

Callisto

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Cavern Attack

Cavern Attack

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Centipede

Centipede

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Champs De Mines + Casse Briques

Champs De Mines + Casse Briques

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Chase

Chase

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Chess

Chess

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

A basic but fairly accurate for the time of release version of chess for the Jupiter Ace computer.

Cygnus

Cygnus

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

The deep space cargo vessel, Cygnus has been attacked by pirates from the planet Retipujeca who have killed all the crew and stolen all the cargo. As the incident was in your sector, you the leader of a Galaxy Patrol squad must board the vessel to investigate what happened on board. As the boarding hatch is damaged, and the only way to enter is with a backpack, you have also decided to go alone and to also prove your worth as a leader. Cygnus is an arcade adventure where you must investigate three floors of the vessel, with each floor shown on the whole screen from above. You must move from...

Dessin + Cargen

Dessin + Cargen

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

DIVN

DIVN

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2007

Dodge

Dodge

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Dotman

Dotman

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Duckshoot

Duckshoot

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Factorials

Factorials

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2008

Firebird

Firebird

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Fish + Flutterer

Fish + Flutterer

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Five Compact Games

Five Compact Games

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Frogger

Frogger

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

A monochrome (black and white) clone of the popular arcade game of the same name developed by Tim Skinner and published by Boldfield Computing in1984.

Fungle Monster

Fungle Monster

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased

Games Tape One

Games Tape One

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Games Tape Three

Games Tape Three

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Games Tape Two

Games Tape Two

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Gobbledegook

Gobbledegook

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Grandprix

Grandprix

Jupiter Ace

Graphic Exercises

Graphic Exercises

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Greedy Gobbler + Blowing Up the World

Greedy Gobbler + Blowing Up the World

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Green Cross Frog

Green Cross Frog

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1982

Green Cross Frog is a single screen game where you have to get a frog across the screen from left to right while avoiding the traffic that moves up or down. You can move your frog in four directions and if you touch any of the vehicles then you lose one of five lives. There is an option to play a fast or slow game.

Guessing Game

Guessing Game

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Invaders

Invaders

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Jumpman

Jumpman

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

You are Jumpman and your aim in this single screen platform game is to collect all the fruit before ringing a bell on the top left of the screen. You must collect all the fruits in a certain order with the next fruit to collect shown on the bottom of the screen. There are various creatures and obstacles that need avoiding like springs, skulls and gaps in the platforms and if you touch one then you lose one of three lives. To get to higher platforms you can take a lift but can lose a life if not entered or exited correctly.

Krazy Kong

Krazy Kong

Jupiter Ace

Life

Life

Jupiter Ace

Life V2

Life V2

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Life V3

Life V3

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1985

Light Racer

Light Racer

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Loader

Loader

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Memory Stars

Memory Stars

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1982

Meteor

Meteor

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Meteor Racer

Meteor Racer

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Meteor Racer is a side view horizontal shooter where your ship is on the right of the screen and must shoot or avoid meteors that appear on the left of the screen. You can move your ship up or down and if you hit a meteor then you lose one of three lives.

Meteors

Meteors

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Micro Maze

Micro Maze

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1982

Minefield

Minefield

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Missile Man + Space Fighter Pilot

Missile Man + Space Fighter Pilot

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Missile Man + Space Fighter Pilot is a double games pack that contains the following games: Missile Man: A single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving left or right, firing missiles upwards to blast aliens above. The aliens are in formation and move to the left and right and will drop bombs which need avoiding. One of the aliens will break from formation and fall downwards diagonally dropping bombs and if you touch a bomb or an alien then you lose one of three lives. Space Fighter Pilot: Starting on a runway, you take-off into deep space where...

Moo + Hangman

Moo + Hangman

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Moo + Hangman is a double games pack that contains the following games: Moo: Based on the board game Mastermind, the idea is to guess a four digit number the computer is thinking off. Once you enter a number, the computer will tell you how many digits are correct and in the right place (Bulls) and how many are correct but in the wrong place (Cows). Hangman: A two player game based on the pen and paper game where one player enters a word and the other player has to guess it. The player guessing enters a letter and if correct then the letter appears in the word and if it is wrong then part...

Moon Buggy

Moon Buggy

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Morse Code Tutor

Morse Code Tutor

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Music

Music

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Othello

Othello

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Othello is based on the board game where two players try to get the most counters on a 8 x 8 grid. The game starts with each player having two counters in the centre of the board diagonally from each other. Each player then proceeds to place a counter either vertical, horizontal or diagonally from one of their counters with the other players counters in between. Any counters in between then get turned to that players own colour and then it is the next players turn. The game is won when the board is full or both players can't place a counter, and the player with the most is the winner. A player...

Over Taker + Brands Hatch

Over Taker + Brands Hatch

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Overtaker + Brands Hatch is a double game pack that contains two top view driving games. The games are: Overtaker: The aim is to drive up a constantly scrolling road avoiding the other cars for as many points as possible before a clock counts down to zero. You move your car left or right and you can accelerate which makes the other cars appear faster but you receive more points. Brands Hatch: The aim is to drive around a track on a single screen over five laps in the quickest time. You control your car by turning left or right but have no control over the speed. There are other cars that...

Owler

Owler

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Puzzle + Bombs

Puzzle + Bombs

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Quick-Draw

Quick-Draw

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Quick-Draw Practice

Quick-Draw Practice

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Robo Hench

Robo Hench

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Robohunt

Robohunt

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Sallors' Hornpipe

Sallors' Hornpipe

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Sam and the Time Bombs

Sam and the Time Bombs

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Scrambler

Scrambler

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2007

Security

Security

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1982

Snake + Superbat+

Snake + Superbat+

Jupiter Ace

Sokoace

Sokoace

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2006

SokoACE is a single screen top view puzzle game where the aim is to get all the boxes on to target dots over 30 maps. Each map is made up of walls and passageways and located in the passageways are a number of boxes and the same amount of target dots. You can only push the boxes, you can't pull them or push more than one box together. Once all the boxes are on the dots you move to the next map but you can move to any map at any time.

Sokoace Map Editor

Sokoace Map Editor

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2006

Space Battle

Space Battle

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Star Trek

Star Trek

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Sudoku

Sudoku

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2007

Tank Battle

Tank Battle

Jupiter Ace - Unreleased - 1984

Tetris

Tetris

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2006

Tetris (Russian: Те́трис, pronounced [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a tile-matching puzzle video game, originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport.

Titan Defender + Dual Duel

Titan Defender + Dual Duel

Jupiter Ace

Titan Defender + Dual Duel

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1985

Towers Of Hanoi

Towers Of Hanoi

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Triple Pack

Triple Pack

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Turbo

Turbo

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1984

Valkyr + Life

Valkyr + Life

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1985

Words

Words

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

WRD

WRD

Jupiter Ace - Released - 2006

Zapem

Zapem

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

Zombies & Potholes

Zombies & Potholes

Jupiter Ace - Released - 1983

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