Acorn Archimedes

Acorn Archimedes

The Acorn Archimedes was Acorn Computers' first general purpose home computer based on their own ARM architecture. Using a RISC design with a 32-bit CPU (26-bit addressing), at its launch in June 1987, the Archimedes was stated as running at 4...

2067 BC

2067 BC

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

A game in which you play as a little green pterodactyl and must fly about dropping objects on other creatures to kill them.

3D Construction Kit

3D Construction Kit

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

3D Construction Kit, also known as 3D Virtual Studio, is a utility for creating 3D worlds in Freescape. This package allows users to create their own 3D worlds, using technology related to the Freescape universe seen in games such as Castle Master and Driller / Space Station Oblivion. Pull-down menus allow objects to be created and positioned, with movement loops and simple animation defined. A network of rooms can be created. A simple BASIC-style language is integrated to allow puzzles and conditions (open a door when a key in placed into it, for example). You can also include enemies...

Abuse

Abuse

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1998

Abuse is a side-scrolling platformer with a lot of shooting. It's a nonlinear game, as the levels often have a few exits that lead to different areas. Your character is a cyborg equipped with various weapons; initially, you only have a weak laser rifle with unlimited ammo, but you can find more powerful guns later on, such as grenade launchers, flamethrowers or lightsabers. You move through a building complex, fighting any enemies you might encounter on the way. The enemies are mostly the mutants, but also the defense systems (such as stationary missile launchers). While you move with the...

Acheton

Acheton

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

Acheton was written by Jon Thackray, David Seal and Jonathan Partington. It's 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...

The Adventure Collection

The Adventure Collection

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Aggressor

Aggressor

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

Aggressor is an action/reflex shooter set in a science fiction scenario.

Air Supremacy

Air Supremacy

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Air Supremacy is a polygonal three-dimensional flight game by Superior Software released in North America in 1991.Published by Acorn-software for the Archimedes the game's title refers to the a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces. Along with games such as Repton,2, 3 Overdrive, Citadel, Thrust, Galaforce; Air Supremacy, with it's advanced 3D Texture mapping and polygonial graphics flew Superior Software to the forefront of the Archimedes and BBC publishing scene. Air Supremacy is a sort of cross between Zarch and Conqueror...

Aldebaran

Aldebaran

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

An Elite type game.

Alerion

Alerion

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

A clone of games like Xevious. Alerion tries nothing new, with the exception of a punishing difficulty. Released in 1994 when games like doom was dominating the gaming landscape. Alerion goes for a much different approach. Alerion released to the late to the life of the Acorn Archimedes -- the objective is to score as many points as possible. It's gameplay is fast and frenetic leaving the gamer only with their wits and a couple bombs to deal with the anti-aircraft fire down below. So what are you waiting for? Take to the skies in this exciting arcade shoot-em-up experience now!!!

Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

Alien Invasion is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on Space Invaders but with some additions to the gameplay. There are twelve different invaders in the game including one that takes two hits to kill. The invaders have three different kinds of bomb: normal bombs that drop straight down, spinning bombs that drop diagonally and homing bombs that seek out the player. A notable difference from Space Invaders is that the old shields are gone. Instead the laser base has a built in shield that can be activated for protection. The player starts out with two shields and get new ones at the start of...

Aliped

Aliped

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

Aliped is an arcade adventure type game programmed by Felix Andrew.

All-in Boxing

All-in Boxing

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

Let's get ready to Ruuuummmmblllle!!! Designed and programmed by Mark Dixon from Arc systems and Alien Images, All in Boxing is a fighting game that just can't be beat! Boasting a heaving hitting roaster of 6 fighters from the unstoppable 'Willie Win', 'Ed Strong', 'Hans Full', 'B.A. Sher', 'N.O. Kowt', and the USSR brute 'Ivor Hardpunch' the fun never stops! Once you choose your combatant it is time to train. So take to the bags, Mac, we've got work to do! But unlike your jaw you can't afford to slack-off because you only got twenty seconds before you have to make the entrance...

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

Alone in the Dark is an action-adventure survival horror game. The action is displayed from a number of fixed viewpoints. The backgrounds are 2D painted images, while the player character, all items and monsters are rendered as 3D models. To escape the mansion, you'll have to solve a number of puzzles. They usually involve finding an item and using it in a proper place. Apart from items necessary for the puzzles, you can also find books and documents that can be read, healing items which can be consumed to restore hit points, and weapons. Weapons come in handy, since Derceto is full of...

ANKH The Tales of Mystery

ANKH The Tales of Mystery

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1998

Ankh: The Tales of Mystery is a 3D point-and-click adventure game set in Cairo, Egypt, 500 BC. The player controls the boy Domi Rhadjif who is tasked by his father to help him out with a number of errands, even though there are a number of terrorists outside his house, anachronistically armed with automatic guns. Eventually Domi has to rescue a princess, deal with the god Osiris, and get rid of the Lybian terrorists. Despite the Egyptian setting there are numerous modern elements and items used for comical effect. The game uses a classic point-and-click interface. The mouse is used to move...

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...

The Arc/A3000 Winter Box

The Arc/A3000 Winter Box

Acorn Archimedes

Arcade Games 3 Compilation

Arcade Games 3 Compilation

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1988

A compilation of three games: Bounce A Ball, Mazey Man and Zarkon Invasion.

Arcendium

Arcendium

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1988

A compendium of four board games by David Acton and David Lawrence.

ArcPinball

ArcPinball

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

ARCticulate

ARCticulate

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Animated Speech Synthesiser

Arctist

Arctist

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A drawing and painting utility.

Arcturus

Arcturus

Acorn Archimedes - Released

A sort of Marble Madness style game. Guide your craft around a landscape battling against momentum, holes in the floor and various enemies.

Arpeggio Music System Sound Synth

Arpeggio Music System Sound Synth

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1988

Sound and music synthesiser utility.

Arthur

Arthur

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1997

Asylum

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Asylum is a platform game for the Acorn Archimedes released in 1993. Asylum is a platformer where the player enters the brain of young man called Sigmund. Sigmund has his share of problems and the player has to resolve his mental instability by exploring the surreal world of his inner mind and shut down malfunctioning brain cells. The game plays like any traditional platformer and involve jumping around and shoot at the abstract enemies that roam around. The player can pick up different guns such as a bazooka, a mini gun and others. The game has three levels (referred to as mental zones):...

Avon

Avon

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

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 begings 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...

Axis

Axis

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

A game with a unique rotation effect whereby you stay still and the whole (sprite-based) world rotates around you. As well as shooting the enemies you can also shoot and damage all the scenery.

Ballarena

Ballarena

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

Ballarena is a Breakout variant and as such the player's objective is to clear out all the blocks (which here come in many different shapes) on the screen with the use of a paddle that bounces a ball. What makes it different from other games of its kind is that the paddle is not only moved along the bottom of the screen but in a circle around the blocks located in the middle. There are no borders that stop the ball so it can leave the playing field on any side of the screen. When it has done so four times it is game over for the player. Clearing all blocks from the screen leads to progression...

Bambuzle

Bambuzle

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A Tetris inspired game where objects appear at the top of the screen and you have to manipulate them into the right positions. Each of the 50 levels is a layout of tubes which lead to bearings with four indentation; the goal is to fill each one with a ball of the same colour. Those bearings can be spun to send balls another way and explode when they are full. Each level has to be solved within a time limit and there are some special obstacles to take into consideration, e.g. tubes which only let through balls of a certain colour or paint pots which change the colour of a passing ball. A...

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Battle Tank

Battle Tank

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

A "shoot 'em up" arcade game with scrolling screens and "bird's eye" view of the ground. The year is 2037. After decades of peace, the world is at war again. Enemy forces have struck against four vulnerable areas of your country. You have to use your tank to activate a series of automatic defences by firing at them from close range....the only problem is hordes of lethal enemy tanks.

Best Games Collection

Best Games Collection

Acorn Archimedes

Best Games Collection 2

Best Games Collection 2

Acorn Archimedes

Betsi

Betsi

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

An adventure for children set in Tudor England.

BHP - Brutal Horse Power

BHP - Brutal Horse Power

Acorn Archimedes - Released

3D driving game with three circuits and a choice of cars.

Big Bang

Big Bang

Acorn Archimedes - Released

A quirky platform game full of zany special effects.

Birds of War

Birds of War

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Birds of War is a flight simulator which allows you to control a number of different planes, during different periods in time, through a large number of missions. This game is definitely more strategic than arcade. Before you can start your flying you have to select your plane, then you can select game options setup various preferences for the game, check the intelligence for the missions and your mission briefing itself, then you can take off. Once in the air you can carry out the mission objective.

Black Angel

Black Angel

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

A space based arcade adventure.

Blaston

Blaston

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A vertically scrolling shooter. You have been chosen from among the best warriors of the Universal Guild to defeat the Korguls Invaders, who are trying to take control of your uranium rich planet for their own purposes. You must fight them in the desert, a factory, a space "grill" and finally their own space ship.

Blitz

Blitz

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A single or two player platform type game.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

BloodLust

Acorn Archimedes - Released

An arcade adventure in which you move around from screen to screen tracking down items which will help you progress through the level until you find the exit.

Blowpipe

Blowpipe

Acorn Archimedes - Released

A horizontally scrolling shooter featuring five levels of alien warfare.

Bobby Blockhead vs the Dark Planet

Bobby Blockhead vs the Dark Planet

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

An arcade adventure platformer game.

Bodywise

Bodywise

Acorn Archimedes - Released

Boogie Buggy

Boogie Buggy

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Boogie has arrived at Dodge City only to find that the Evil Monster Lord has taken control and has set about converting power-ore into evil-ore. He is using this to turn all the good in Dodge City into evil. As his power increases he starts to turn Dodge City into a stronghold for creatures of the darkness and other evil monsters and is plotting to take control of Bumper World. It is up to Boogie to put a stop to these evil plans. To do this you must travel across Dodge City counteracting the effect of evil-ore in each zone, you must also destroy each of the evil Ore Conversion Plants...

Botkiller 2

Botkiller 2

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1999

Botkiller2 is a sideways scrolling platform game in which you control a Special Forces Trooper and must save a skyscraper belonging to SpaceTronic Inc from malfunctioning. This is done by working your way down to the underground installations below the skyscraper to shut down it's main reactor. You start the game on the 19th floor of the building, and the aim of each level is to get to the exit. However you have to complete a number of tasks before the exit is accessible. For example, on the first level you need to get a blue key card to open a door in front of the exit. In order to get to...

Bouncer

Bouncer

Acorn Archimedes - Released

Break 147 & Superpool

Break 147 & Superpool

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A Snooker and Pool simulator game. Break 147 is a snooker simulation. Upon loading you can choose which type of game you want. Demo mode in which 2 computer players will play against each other, Practice mode which is self explanatory, Match mode is a proper competitive match against the computer and finally in the tournament mode you play a different player in each round. The aim is to try and beat them all and get to the final and become the overall winner. With the single match mode and tournament mode, any of the opposition can be replaced by human opponents instead of the computer, so...

Brian Clough's Football Fortunes

Brian Clough's Football Fortunes

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1987

A football management game. The game contains a board, cards, money and pieces so it is really a board game enhanced by some computer functionality. This same game without a computer element was later sold as Super League Football Manager. Each player takes on the role of a club manager. The object of the game is for each manager to successfully steer his team through the season using his skill to make his team stronger as the game proceeds. Each manager competes with human and computer controlled teams in a ten strong league and the F.A. Cup. From the second season onwards, each team will...

British Countrysides

British Countrysides

Acorn Archimedes

Bubble Fair

Bubble Fair

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Bubble Fair is a variant of the arcade game Pang. The story involves the characters Inky and Jinky who arrive at a fair as soap bubbles start falling from the sky. The bubbles are the work of the sorcerer ARCphile who wants to control all stalls of the fair. To make him stop, Inky and Jinky challenge him to a duel. The duel involves a game of noughts and crosses where each stall represents a square. In each of the stalls the player has to catch the ice cream that is hidden within a bubble that blocks access to the stall. For each stall there are two ice creams to catch and when done that...

Bug Hunter and Moon Dash

Bug Hunter and Moon Dash

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

Bug Hunter / Moon Dash is a collection of two games on one disk, both previously unreleased. In Bug Hunter the player takes control of Hysteron Proteron, a being that was designed by bio engineers to be a strong, intelligent and loyal super soldier able to take out entire armies. Things didn't go right however. After a DNA mixup they instead ended up with a tiny spineless and two legged creature hardly capable of harming any creature. So rather than having it fighting on the battlefields it was decided that it should instead be used for insect extermination. The game is a puzzle platformer....

Bug Hunter in Space

Bug Hunter in Space

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

Bug Hunter in Space is a sequel to the original Bug Hunter game. Once again the player controls the Hysteron Proteron which this time is sent to deal with a fleet of alien space crafts. Each craft consists of a number of levels in which the player has to kill all the aliens before entering a teleport to move to the next one. If the craft is flying it is also necessary to shut down its engines and on the last level of each craft the player has to trigger the craft's reactor and escape before it blows up. The game plays largely the same as its predecessor but it features larger scrolling...

Burn 'Out

Burn 'Out

Acorn Archimedes - Released

Burn 'Out is an arcade-style racing game where you drive a small buggy around a twisting, torturously undulating log track. To complete Burn Out you have to take part in a series of races, coming first, second or third in each race and finishing inside a time limit. You can start at either the first track or one of two later tracks - supposedly harder to start from, the idea being that if you start from the first track you can upgrade your car from the in-between level shop to the point where the harder levels are actually considerably easier by the time you reach them. You get money to buy...

C Development System

C Development System

Acorn Archimedes

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

Guide a team of up to six soldiers through 72 levels of combat in this top-down action/strategy hybrid, best thought of as Lemmings crossed with Commando crossed with Dune 2. The characters are controlled indirectly using the mouse, as you activate each soldier or group of them by highlighting them, click the left button to move them to a particular spot, and the right button for them to fire guns at an enemy. You can also pick up grenades or rockets, which can be used to destroy groups of enemies, buildings or some vehicles (by pressing both buttons at once). Each mission has a specific...

Carnage Inc

Carnage Inc

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

This an isometric arcade adventure game with four completely different missions providing plenty of variety, with vector-graphic animated cutscenes used between levels.

Cartoon Line: Part One

Cartoon Line: Part One

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Cartoon Line: Part One is a side view fixed screen action game set in the old West. The back story involves a character called Snow Face who attempts to kill everyone in town, including the player. The game contains four levels each involves a number of trials where Snow Face is trying to murder the player in various ways. For each trial there is only one action that can save the player's life and it has to perfectly timed. In each playthrough the trials happen in a random order. The player can walk left and right across the screen and use three actions: jumping, squatting and starting a...

Casino

Casino

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

Casino is a collection of four gambling games: Backgammon Blackjack Fruit Machine Roulette All games are played in windows on the desktop and are launched from their own executables. Running one of the program also launches a application called Banker which keeps track of the player's money. To make bets money is dragged from the banker window to any of the game windows. All games use the same bank account so money earned in one can be spent in another. The game can be played by up to four players. Generous players can choose to give away money to the other players.

Cataclysm

Cataclysm

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

The object of the game is to guide the water from the top of the screen into the collecting vessel at the bottom of the screen, you do this by guiding the water down the screen using blocks, pressure valves and filters. Monsters appear as the levels progress. Some of these are harmless and generally get in the way but others are nasty and can kill you on contact. Another breed of monster will also fire at you, luckily you have your gun so you can zap them. On later levels it's not just water that comes out of the pipes, but acid as well. This is dealt with in the same way but you must avoid...

Cateby Manor

Acorn Archimedes

Caverns

Caverns

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Caverns is an arcade adventure requiring many complex puzzles to be solved before the game can be completed. A high degree of flying skill and accurate shooting are needed, together with patience and dedication if this game is to be completed. The playing area is very large with 15 screens each of which is made up of an area approximately 16 times the size of the monitor. The aim of the game is to penetrate deep into enemy territory and destroy its nerve centre. First you must deactivate the safety devices which are in distant parts of the caves. Along the way you will find ropes to help...

Champions

Champions

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

A compilation featuring four distinct, previously published games: Jahangir Khan World Championship Squash Manchester United World Championship Boxing Manager World Class Leader Board

The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 2000

The Chaos Engine was ported to the Archimedes by Visions of the Impossible A time traveler visits Victorian England and helps Baron Fortesque to construct an artificial intelligence known as the Chaos Engine. However, the device rebells against it's creator and turns the country into a war zone populated by mad machines. Mercenaries are willing to enter this dangerous place and put an end to the chaos, hoping for an appropriate reward. Chaos Engine is a run-and-gun overhead shooter with sixteen levels (in four groups of four). The basic gameplay is similar to Gauntlet, but in an open air...

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

A car racing game featuring 4 different locations, Italy (Monza), Hungary, Mexico and the United Kingdom (Silverstone).

Chocks Away

Chocks Away

Acorn Archimedes - Released - January 1, 1990

Chocks Away is a flight simulation game for the Acorn Archimedes. It was written by Andrew Hutchings and published by The Fourth Dimension. The game is loosely set in the First World War, though many elements are simplified and anachronistic. The player flies a single British Tiger Moth aircraft (despite the design dating from peacetime and being a trainer) on various missions against German forces. Free movement is allowed around each mission's map, though the aircraft does not have the fuel capacity to allow infinite roaming - instead it must return to the home airfield to refuel. The Tiger...

Chocks Away - Extra Missions

Chocks Away - Extra Missions

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Features - 26 Missions, Some Superb Enchancements, Serial Port Link Up Option - for 2 player/computer full screen action BBC A3000 & Archimedes 310 & 400 Series

Chocks Away Compendium

Chocks Away Compendium

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

Chopper Force

Chopper Force

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

Chopper force was a helicopter game published in 1992 by The Fourth DImension You pilot a futuristic helicopter throughout a number of missions, completing the tasks before moving onto the next one. Each mission has different objectives. You will have to find targets and destroy them, deal with enemy craft, pick up items and move them around and also avoid crashing. There is a lot of landscape detail: roads with moving cars which stop at the traffic lights and wait for them to change to green, a railway line with moving trains, plus bridges, sheep and many other things as well. You can...

Chuck Rock

Chuck Rock

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1991

Chuck Rock's wife, Ophelia Rock, is kidnapped by the village wierdo, Gary Gritter. Chuck is rather upset about this and you have to help him make things right. The game is a side-scrolling platformer. Chuck fights a variety of dinosaurs using his belly-buster attack and a jump kick. Occasionally he has to pick up and throw rocks to defeat enemies and allow him to jump to greater heights.

Clicker Sheet

Clicker Sheet

Acorn Archimedes

Cobalt Seed

Cobalt Seed

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

Into the screen scrolling 3D shoot'em'up using TBA's TAG graphic engine.

Colony Rescue

Colony Rescue

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

Command Ship

Command Ship

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

An Asteroids style game.

The Complete Animator

Acorn Archimedes

Conqueror

Conqueror

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1988

In Conqueror, you are in command of one or more tanks on a battlefield against a set of computer-controlled opponents. Each battle level gives you greater numbers and more powerful tanks against increasingly menacing opponents with up to fifteen tanks on each side. In each game you can choose between either having American and British, German or Russian forces, against one of the other two. Each Power has four types of tank - one light, two medium and one heavy - all based on geniune Second World War machines. Conqueror is played in real time on a three-dimensional scrolling landscape with...

Corruption

Corruption

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1988

Corruption is one of Magnetic Scrolls' interactive fiction games. The player takes control of a stockbroker on the fast track to riches. Suddenly, there are attempts on his life, with the words 'insider dealings' floating around. The hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and must prove his innocence before it is too late. The game is a text adventure with graphics; the player inputs verb commands to interact with the environment and advance the story. The gameplay focuses on realistic investigation and information-gathering rather than puzzle-solving.

Countdown To Doom

Countdown To Doom

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1989

An adventure game by Peter Kilworth. Also included are extended versions of the two adventure games, Return To Doom and Philosopher's Quest.

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

A game based on the successful UK TV Show (1990 - 1995) of the same name. You have a team of six which you lead around the maze. There are four zones: Ocean, Aztec, Medieval and Futuristic. There are four types of game, Physical, Mental, Skill, and Mystery. Every game you win earns you a time crystal worth 5 seconds in your final destination, the Crystal Dome. It was developed by Digital Jellyfish Design and released in 1993 by Sherston Software for RISC OS on the Acorn Archimedes, for the PC in 1994, and a dual-format Acorn RISC OS/PC DOS version in 1996.

The Crystal Rainforest

The Crystal Rainforest

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

The Crystal Rain Forest is an educational puzzle game developed and published by Sherston Software for use in primary schools. It was originally released in 1992 for the Acorn Archimedes. The game takes place on the planet Oglo. In the kingdom of Azon, the last remaining rainforest is being cut down by the antagonistic "Cut and Run Gang". The king of Azon ordered the Cut and Run Gang to stop threatening the rainforest, and is shortly shot by a poison dart. The two protagonists must take part in a variety of settings and activities to retrieve the magical rainforest crystals to save the king...

A Custom McCoy

A Custom McCoy

Acorn Archimedes - 1992

Contains discs for: Boogie Buggy, Nevryon, Cataclysm, Arcticulate and Powerband.

Cyber Chess

Cyber Chess

Acorn Archimedes - Released

A chess playing game written by William Tunstall-Pedoe. It can be played in either 2D or 3D views. The game can be played against the computer, at varying levels, or between two players. You can save the current board setup as a native Cyber Chess file for returning to later; and additionally you can save the board layout as a Draw file. Very useful should you want to print, say, competition results.

Cyber Zone

Cyber Zone

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1992

Cyborg

Cyborg

Acorn Archimedes - Released

A mixture of action and text adventure.

Cycloids

Cycloids

Acorn Archimedes - Released

The object of the game is to guide your clown on a unicycle to the door at the far end of the level. Along the way you must dispose of as many of the invading balloons as you can whilst picking up a variety of collectable items. There are two types of doors on the levels; the pink ones which are the level completion doors and the green ones which can transport you to later levels. If you want to see the whole game then ignore the green doors. When playing the game you need to keep a look out for flags. These are markers and when you collect one of them this is the place you will be...

Darkwood

Darkwood

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

You play as a wizard tasked with lifting the curse on the village of Ecklespit. The game starts in the wizard's house and you then leave to venture out into the surrounding landscape. As you guide your wizard around the landscape he meets various characters with whom he can converse. These conversations can be sensible and help you quest or, if you want, you can be deliberately stupid and annoy the villagers. Although this is not advisable if you intend to complete the game, it can generate some interesting conversations. The landscape is made up of various buildings which you can enter...

Demons Lair

Demons Lair

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

This is an isometric 3D graphical adventure. The game involves you playing the part of Bob, who must go out and explore the surrounding landscapes and must seek out the Demon who rules the land and then find a way of destroying him for good, before he can return home. You get two lives to complete the game, each life has an energy bar which goes down with contact with enemies, or falling a long distance, eating food will replenish your energy level.

Descent

Descent

Acorn Archimedes - Released - March 17, 1995

In the shoes of a Material Defender working for the PTMC, the objective is to take to the underground and overcome the epidemic of rogue mining robots plaguing across planets in a heart pounding 360 degree action shooter.

Descent I and II

Descent I and II

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1996

A 3D game where you fly a craft through all manner of twisting, complex mazes whilst battling alien ships. Within Descent you're in charge of a space ship flying through mines and other twisty-turny passages destroying enemies, fulfilling targets and generally ensuring the longevity of your life. Pretty much everything within the game can be destroyed, including yourself. There are plenty of robots gone bad to take out. If you keep out of the way of their weapons, it's possible to push them into the scenery and destroy them like that; but if you miss them you could very well end up killing...

Destiny

Destiny

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1999

Destiny is a Doom/Quake style first person shooter and exploring game. The player, armed with a variety of weapons, wanders through landscapes inhabited by assorted enemies, shooting everything in sight and trying to find the exit. There is no strict limit to the amount of ammunition you can carry for each weapon. Rather, as the total weight of your equipment increases, so the speed at which you move decreases. And since the heavy items are generally the weapons, rather than their ammunition, you soon choose your favourites and abandon the others in favour of extra speed. The use of...

Diggers

Diggers

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

Diggers is a Lemmings-style puzzle game where you command five alien miners (from a choice of four clans) and various gadgets to dig for treasure. The game is divided in excavation areas. Each area has a set amount of money you must raise before moving into the next one. To do so, you must sell your collected treasure to the bank. You select your "Diggers" by clicking on them with the left mouse button, and making them do a desired action by right-clicking on the screen and choosing from a icon menu. Each clan has different characteristics and stats: for example the Grablins clan...

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Acorn Archimedes - Released

Dominate

Dominate

Acorn Archimedes

Dreadnoughts

Dreadnoughts

Acorn Archimedes

Drifter

Drifter

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1997

Drifter is a racing game in the style of console games like Wipeout, in which you control a craft with jet engines and no actual contact with the ground. A number of different craft are included as well as the "Hyper" bonus craft, which travels much faster than any of the standard ones, and the "Exocet", which has an extremely useful self-repair feature. The computer drivers swerve to avoid you but they also make mistakes (crashing into walls and bridges), and can be quite aggressive (towards each other, as well as the player) when a suitable opportunity presents itself. Tracks are grouped...

Drop Ship

Drop Ship

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1990

The year is 2030 and planet Earth receives a transmission from a colony on Mars stating that there has been an outbreak of radiation and that their defence systems have gone haywire and are on the brink of meltdown. The only way to stop this is by shutting down all the reactors on the Mars colony - so guess what your mission is in this game? Dropship places you in control of a small ship and you must shut down the reactor on each of the 15 levels. However there is a bit more to this task than simply shutting them down, you have to collect all of the power crystals on each level. Once this...

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1995

A strategy game based on the book by Frank Herbert.

The Dungeon

The Dungeon

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1997

A 3D arcade adventure where you travel upwards through various dungeons in order to escape. You must battle enemies, solve puzzles and collect treasure.

Easyfiler

Easyfiler

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1984

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