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Posted 18th May
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Complete BBC Micro Games Archive
In 1981, after winning a contract from the BBC, Acorn Computers released the 8-bit BBC Micro computer. This was used in most schools in the UK, and many of us who were at school during this time remember the computer fondly.

Over the last few years we have been lovingly restoring some BBC Micro games from the 1980s onwards. We have put them here so you can play them in an emulator, on a real BBC Micro, or on the web. If you would like to help us improve the site, join us in the Stardot forums. See the contact page for more information.
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We had one only at our school. Waited all day for my turn at Granny's Garden. Failed the quest after about 2 minutes and had to pass it on to the next person. Gutted.
I also remember the boffs playing Elite at lunchtime and laughing at my mispronunciation of 'Anarchy'. Some wounds never heal...
Hadouken!18/05/2020 17:27

LOL this is exactly what I wanted to play.Did anyone play Granny’s Garden 2 …LOL this is exactly what I wanted to play.Did anyone play Granny’s Garden 2?It was HUGE.


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We had one only at our school. Waited all day for my turn at Granny's Garden. Failed the quest after about 2 minutes and had to pass it on to the next person. Gutted.
I also remember the boffs playing Elite at lunchtime and laughing at my mispronunciation of 'Anarchy'. Some wounds never heal...
Heat added but such a shame you can't play Granny's Garden
Is that lava monster flipping everyone the bird, I think I found my new favourite monster and he's educational .
Alipan18/05/2020 16:36

We had one only at our school. Waited all day for my turn at Granny's …We had one only at our school. Waited all day for my turn at Granny's Garden. Failed the quest after about 2 minutes and had to pass it on to the next person. Gutted. I also remember the boffs playing Elite at lunchtime and laughing at my mispronunciation of 'Anarchy'. Some wounds never heal...


Me too, Sadly the link for Granny's Garden doesnt work.
moosehound18/05/2020 16:49

Heat added but such a shame you can't play Granny's Garden



LOL this is exactly what I wanted to play.

Did anyone play Granny’s Garden 2?
It was HUGE.
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Hadouken!18/05/2020 17:27

LOL this is exactly what I wanted to play.Did anyone play Granny’s Garden 2 …LOL this is exactly what I wanted to play.Did anyone play Granny’s Garden 2?It was HUGE.


Wayne Rooney's favourite
The only good thing to come out of the BBC.
Cheers.
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lee_fraser18/05/2020 18:27

The only good thing to come out of the BBC.


What about Springwatch and the Archers dear boy?
My dad was the "IT expert" at his school so we were posh and had one at home
I had an Acorn Electron when I was a kid, our first computer at home

Would definitely recommend the Repton games
What's the point with Repton and Grannys Garden being unplayable?!
Used to play Repton a lot.
lee_fraser18/05/2020 18:27

The only good thing to come out of the BBC.


Hmm not sure about that, what about playaway?
BBC computers were for toffs. The model B was £400. 4 times the spectrum 16k. And 100 times less fun. We also had just the one among 1200 kids at our school. UK May have led the world in bedroom coders, but we certainly lagged behind every country through computer education. Still, it gets heat from me
Edited by: "gingertips" 18th May
I was part of the design team at Acorn, the hours wasted at lunchtime playing Snapper.............
The rich kid’s computer of choice. Speccy all the way for me, keep it real people.
richard.chamberlain18/05/2020 23:40

I was part of the design team at Acorn, the hours wasted at lunchtime …I was part of the design team at Acorn, the hours wasted at lunchtime playing Snapper.............


There is no Snapper

However, there is Chuckie Egg and Killer Gorilla
The original home of Elite!
Alipan18/05/2020 16:36

We had one only at our school. Waited all day for my turn at Granny's …We had one only at our school. Waited all day for my turn at Granny's Garden. Failed the quest after about 2 minutes and had to pass it on to the next person. Gutted. I also remember the boffs playing Elite at lunchtime and laughing at my mispronunciation of 'Anarchy'. Some wounds never heal...


Granny's Garden... That was what we played when we had our introduction to IT at the school.

Elite did that have the Tab cheat where you could spam bombs to take out Thargoids?
Dictator. Totally pointless game. Wasted hours on it. Loved it.
Edited by: "Dude1971" 19th May
Dude197119/05/2020 08:51

Dictator. Totally pointless game. Watsed hours on it. Loved it.


In fairness, they all are.
Phil_Blake19/05/2020 09:49

In fairness, they all are.


I think I just summed up all computer games and now I feel that I have wasted my life...
Thanks
I've got an Rg-350 emulation device and it plays BBC Micro games. Downloaded loads of games for it.
eayragt19/05/2020 07:14

There is no Snapper However, there is Chuckie Egg and Killer …There is no Snapper However, there is Chuckie Egg and Killer Gorilla

Snapper's on there:
bbcmicro.co.uk//ga…474

I remember Acornsoft releasing unlicensed (but near arcade-perfect) copies of several of the big arcade games of the time, but then having to give them different names after action from Atarisoft. So Pac-Man was renamed Snapper and the ghosts became monsters. Planetoid was an almost perfect copy of Defender though (and the reason I bought a BBC Micro), and Rocket Raid / Arcadians were similarly impressive copies of Scramble / Galaxians respectively.
Edited by: "Trickster" 19th May
Phil_Graham19/05/2020 19:44

I've got an Rg-350 emulation device and it plays BBC Micro games. …I've got an Rg-350 emulation device and it plays BBC Micro games. Downloaded loads of games for it.


What one do you have?
Darkwaxer19/05/2020 23:38

What one do you have?


Just the standard one. I've also got a Pocket Go 2 and an LDK Horizontal.
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