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).
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.
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.
Legendary developer Ultimate Play The Game gave good support to the BBC Micro, releasing many of their iconic games on the platform.
Imogen is an endearing and memorable BBC Micro action/adventure, published by Micro Power in 1986.
Castle Quest was published for the BBC Micro in 1985 by Micro Power.
It was written by a young Tony Sothcott and is a platform adventure game with simple puzzles and a scrolling landscape.
Another conversion, but a very good one. Andrew Braybrook‘s classic horizontally-scrolling shooter, Uridium.
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…
Matthew Smith‘s brilliant Jet Set Willy translates perfectly well to the BBC Micro.