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Zarch, Archimedes

David Braben‘s 1987 shoot ’em up, Zarch, is probably the most well-known Archimedes game around. It was an early release for the Acorn computer and it really made the gaming world sit up and take notice.

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Virus, Amiga

David Braben‘s Virus was originally developed and released as Zarch on the Acorn Archimedes in 1987, then later converted to other home computers under its more well-known title, Virus, in 1988.

I like the Amiga version. It’s fast and smooth, and fairly easy to control. Well, actually, Virus is notoriously difficult to control, but if you practise you’ll rack the points up.

It’s worth a look to see the cool 3D graphics.

More: Virus on Wikipedia