Tag Archives: BBC Micro

Lunar Jetman, BBC Micro

The BBC Micro conversion of Ultimate‘s classic Lunar Jetman is a very good one, using a high res display mode for the graphics, which are mostly monochrome (just like the Spectrum original).

Continue reading Lunar Jetman, BBC Micro

Sabre Wulf, BBC Micro

The BBC Micro version of Ultimate Play The Game‘s classic Sabre Wulf is so chunky and garish that it hurts the eyes! That said: it plays well enough.

Continue reading Sabre Wulf, BBC Micro

Manic Miner, BBC Micro

BBC Manic Miner was released by Software Projects in 1984.

Compared to the Spectrum original it is slow and flickery, and isn’t quite as colourful, although it plays pretty much identically so isn’t too bad.

Continue reading Manic Miner, BBC Micro

Spy Hunter, BBC Micro

David Hoskins made this BBC Micro conversion of Spy Hunter for Micro Power, Sega and US Gold (not to mention Bally Midway) in 1986.*

It’s a strange conversion overall.

Continue reading Spy Hunter, BBC Micro

Knight Lore, BBC Micro

Legendary developer Ultimate Play The Game gave good support to the BBC Micro, releasing many of their iconic games on the platform.

Continue reading Knight Lore, BBC Micro

Uridium, BBC Micro

Another conversion, but a very good one. Andrew Braybrook‘s classic horizontally-scrolling shooter, Uridium.

Continue reading Uridium, BBC Micro

Mr. Ee!, BBC Micro

When Mr. Ee! was released way back in 1984 the games industry was a bit like the Wild West – everybody cloned everyone else’s games and no one gave a sh*t. It wasn’t until later that official licenses and lawsuits for similarities became a thing.

Which is why Mr. Ee! is an almost perfect clone of the arcade game Mr. Do! and was marketed as such back in 1984. Because they could get away with it…

Continue reading Mr. Ee!, BBC Micro