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3D Dotty

3D Dotty

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

3D Dotty is a video game published by Blue Ribbon for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro home computers in 1987. The aim is to clear the dots on the three levels of each screen while avoiding the dreaded fungus. Any contact with the fungus will reduce energy, and a life is lost when the energy reaches zero. The fungus can be blocked, but only three blocks are permitted at any one time. On completing a screen a bonus is added to the score, proportional to the amount of energy remaining. There are eight different screens. After the eighth, the screens are repeated, but energy is reduced by...

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.

Astro Plumber

Astro Plumber

Amstrad CPC - 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. Sounds simple enough, but now 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!

Astro Plumber

Astro Plumber

BBC Microcomputer System - 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. Sounds simple enough, but now 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!

Balloon Buster

Balloon Buster

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1989

Balloon Buster is a video game developed by Mike Williams and published for the BBC Microcomputer and Acorn Electron by Blue Ribbon. Buster the clown likes to laugh, and what really bursts him is bursting balloons. As he is a little color-blind, help him get a highscore!

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.

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 Assault

Castle Assault

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

Castle Assault is an action platformer originally published by MRM Software in 1984 and re-released on the Blue Ribbon label in 1985.

Condition Red

Condition Red

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Condition Red is a platform game published by Blue Ribbon in 1987 for the BBC Microcomputer and the Acorn Electron.

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...

Joey

Joey

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

A platformer in which you play Joey the kangaroo and must collect all the boomerangs on the screen within the time limit. They will flash as you touch them and then disappear. The faster you collect them, the more bonus you will score. Whilst collecting the boomerangs, you must dodge the monsters and avoid the Aborigines' spears, boomerangs and boulders. There are eight screens to negotiate and only five lives to do them with. Screen nine onwards includes the extra hazards of boulders dropped from above. You can start at any level to enable you to practise for the real thing.

Mango

Mango

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Mango is a maze game similar to Pengo. Your task is to clear each screen of 'Nasties' by pushing blocks of ice over them and melting the ice block. A block is melted if movement forward is obstructed, otherwise the block will move. If you can line up the 3 bonus blocks before all the 'Nasties' are killed you are awarded bonus points. At each new level more 'Nasties' have to be killed but the number will not exceed four on any screen. Three levels of Difficulty are available and bonus lives are awarded at 5,000 and 10,000 points.

Nightmare Maze

Nightmare Maze

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

The player, as Sleepy Joe, must make his way around the maze collecting the eight keys required to open the Dark Door of Deeper Sleep and progress to the next level, whilst avoiding the Springy Thingies which bounce around the maze. Occasionally a cup of black coffee will appear; touch it and the bouncing beasties will disappear for a short time allowing Joe to collect his keys unhindered. Nightmare Maze was developed by Mike Williams of MRM. It was originally published for the BBC Micro by MRM, with a re-release for the BBC and Electron by Blue Ribbon.

Q-Man

Q-Man

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1984

A clone of the QBert arcade game. Originally published by MRM, It was reissued by Blue Ribbon.

Q-Man's Brother

Q-Man's Brother

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

A variant on the QBert style games. Instead of the familiar pyramid, Q-Man's Brother hops round an aerial walkway, but the goal remains the same. Turn the square a different colour, and avoid the predators. In this game you are pursued by a multi-coloured bucket and a paint roller which erases your squares. To help you keep on top of things, smart bombs are available in limited supply, with a new one after each screen

Ravage

Ravage

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Your aim is to obliterate all the enemy ships on the scanner and then dock with your mothership, without running out of fuel. Use your scanner to locate enemy ships. They appear as blue or yellow dots. Your mothership is indicated by a green dot. Fireballs appear as red dots until they either hit you or burn out. The bottom right hand corner of your cockpit is equipped with a movement scanner. Once an enemy ship gets within range, it starts to generate fireballs which if avoided eventually burn out. If they do hit you, your fuel is lost. When your fuel starts to run low, a warning siren can...

Return of R2

Return of R2

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Your aim is to guide the robot droid R2 around the space station Zegler in order to find and collect the 3 boxes of the compound Z42. Once collected, this must be taken to the power room in order to replenish the space station's energy supply. You will encounter laser bolts, radioactive barriers and much more. You have 20 minutes in which to complete the mission, and R2 has 4 lives.

Spooksville

Spooksville

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1988

An arcade adventure similar to Superior Software's Citadel, where the objective is to find the Spellbook hidden within Spooksville.

Trapper

Trapper

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

You must trap the monster by surrounding him with blocks in the eight basic compass directions.

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