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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!

Bar Billiards

Bar Billiards

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

Birdie Barrage

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

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.

Castle Assault

Castle Assault

Acorn Electron - Released - February 1, 1985

A glittering reward awaits the intrepid atop the heavily defended towering turrets of this forbidding fortress. On your quest for gold you will be assailed by a menacing menaderie of meanies, namely crabs, snakes, lobsters, spiders, bugs and beetles. Watch out for those malicious malades (the deadly Flying Ducks) as you dodge dalling rocks, scale ladders and negotiate moving platforms. Collect various different fruits for bonus points on your way. Bonus man for every two bags of gold collected. Hi-score table, increasing difficulty, fantastic animation and highly realistic sound, constitute...

Castle Assault

Atari 800 - 1986

Castle Assault

Castle Assault

Amstrad CPC - 1985

What you have to do is get to the top of the castle wails which fill each of the screens Each wall consists of tour levels on two of them you have to jump over things, while on the other two you have to hop or. moving platforms. On the lowest level there are purple frogs (?) In pus v / ho periodically leap up and down. If you clear them you ascend a ladder and try to hop on a rapidly moving platform Get to the top of the screen and you go on to the next wall. Which looks remarkably like the first. But now you're faced v / ith the additional problems of rocks dropping down and a rampaging...

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.

Darts

Darts

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Darts

Darts

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1988

Step up to the ocky and enjoy all the fun of competition darts with this high resolution version by Blue Ribbon. A choice of three popular dart games: 501, Round the Board and Cricket. All available in this package.

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...

Diamond Mine II

Diamond Mine II

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Dominoes

Dominoes

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1990

Dominoes is an adaptation of the traditional board game where the player competes against one computer opponent. The two players take turns laying domino bricks so that they create a chain of bricks. The bricks are placed so that adjacent numbers match. To win a game the player has to score exactly 72 points. Points are scored when the end dominoes totals a multiple of 3 or 5. So for example if the sum of the bricks is fifteen then the player scores eight points (15/3 + 15/5 = 8). If the sum is not divisible by 3 or 5 then no points will be given. If a player scores higher than 72, the score...

Hi Q Quiz

Hi Q Quiz

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Hi-Q-Quiz is a single screen board game for two to four players who must each throw a dice and move a marker from the centre of the board around the board to answer a variety of questions in four categories. To win the game, a player must answer at least one of each subject depicted by a different colour before going back to the centre and answering a random question. The categories are Science, Sport, History and Geography, and Art and Entertainment and the amount that you have to answer for each category can be selected at the start of the game (1-4). When a question is asked, the player...

Hi-Q-Quiz

Hi-Q-Quiz

Acorn Electron - Released - October 1, 1989

Take The Challenge! Test your knowledge and intellect across a broad range of subjects. Stretch your powers of recall and memory. Can you outwit your friends in each of the four levels of difficulty? Can you beat the clock to answer questions? Hi-Q-Quiz requires skill and judgement, and a little luck, to move around the board in your attempt to be first back to the Hi-Q Base. Answer questions on Sport, Entertainment, Geography, History, Art and Science. Tease your brain and enjoy this exciting and stimulating game!

Hi-Q-Quiz

Hi-Q-Quiz

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Hi-Q-Quiz is a single screen board game for two to four players who must each throw a dice and move a marker from the centre of the board around the board to answer a variety of questions in four categories. To win the game, a player must answer at least one of each subject depicted by a different colour before going back to the centre and answering a random question. The categories are Science, Sport, History and Geography, and Art and Entertainment and the amount that you have to answer for each category can be selected at the start of the game (1-4). When a question is asked, the player...

The Ice Temple

The Ice Temple

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

Nick Razor's pride and joy was his brand new 'Hot Hatchback' Space Cruiser. He had spent all his last salary cheque, earned as a galactic dust man, on buying it. Then it is stolen and the careless thieves press the hyperspace button by accident. Nick traces his 'wheels' to the remote Ice Temple and discovers that, far from being the innocent entertainment centre it claims, the building is a thermionic reactor being controlled by aliens to remove the planet's energy. The whole planet is cooling down at such a rapid rate that it is turning into an icy waste and the Aliens are using the energy to...

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

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1984

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.

Paladin

Paladin

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

The Mad Overlord Trebor was once only power-mad, but went off the deep end after he acquired a magical amulet of immense power, only to have it stolen from him by his nemesis, the evil archmage Werdna. Werdna, not quite sure how to use the amulet properly, accidentally causes an earthquake which creates a ten-level dungeon beneath Trebor's castle. To avoid looking silly, Werdna declares the dungeon to be the new lair for him and his monster hordes. Trebor, not to be outdone, declares the labyrinth his new Proving Grounds where adventurers must prove themselves for membership in his elite honor...

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...

Ravage

Ravage

Acorn Electron - Released - April 1, 1987

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...

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.

Screwball

Screwball

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Q*Bert lives on in budget form on the Amstrad, although this clone has a couple of features that distinguish it from other versions. Instead of the normal pyramidal structure of cubes, the layout is instead rectangular. At first it is complete, but as you make your way through the screens more and more blocks disappear, leaving some dangerous holes for you to negotiate. You, the eponymous Screwball, have to change the colour of each cube within 60 seconds or lose a life. You achieve this by bouncing around and landing on each square. Unfortunately, there are some very nasty black bugs...

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.

System 8

System 8

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

System 8: The Pools Predictor!

System 8: The Pools Predictor!

Acorn Electron - Released - December 1, 1989

Trapper

Trapper

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1987

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

Turf-Form

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Video Card Arcade

Video Card Arcade

Acorn Electron - Released - March 1, 1988

Amazing value in this 3 in 1 package from Blue Ribbon. Play Poker Royal, Pontoon or High Low and hope Lady Luck is on your side! Another great deal from Blue Ribbon. Poker Royal - A choice of holding any one of the five cards to deal a winning hand. 21/Pontoon - After seeing the computer's cards, you have to decide whether to stick or twist. Over 21 and you're bust. High/Low - Try and complete a successful run by picking whether or not the next card is higher or lower. You can change any card if you wish.

Wulfpack

Wulfpack

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Wulfpack is a single player naval warfare screen set in World War II. The game is played over three phases. The player commands a destroyer and in the first phase they must patrol the Atlantic protecting convoys from submarine attack. This phase of the game continues until sufficient supplies have arrived in England for the invasion to begin. If too many ships are lost then the game ends. Once the destroyer runs out of depth charges it must return to port and it is the captain's / player's task to successfully dock the ship. There are twelve ships in the fleet and crashing into the harbour...

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