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last updated June 19, 2009

Andys Acorn Electron Page

Stuff I own:

item description
Acorn Electron with Jafa RAM board, turbo+64k, with a plus 1 interface My everyday used elk. Managed to find a 64k ram board after months of searching, fitted it myself and it works brilliant :)
Plus 1 Interface boxed immaculate, for keeps.
Ferguson Data Recorder this thing is so damn reliable, and dependable, I wish I had one of these when I was a kid, it loads everything painlessly!
Solidisk - Disk drive interface This thing allows you to use hard disks, as well as floppy drives, i have it hooked up to a 5.25" floppy disk drive. It supports all disc formats and auto-switches for each, it really is a magic bit of kit. It plugs into a cart port on the plus 1.

 

Do you have a 64k Acorn Electron?
are you wondering just which BBC titles are compatible with it?
Then you need to CLICK HERE to see a page i made up from my own experiences.

 

MOST WANTED LIST


CLICK HERE if you want to buy any Acorn Electron
or BBC B games, i have loads for sale!!

GAMES I'M KEEPING:

I love text adventures, as can be seen from the list below.

I recently picked up a Scott Adams Adventure International "The Official Scott Adams' Adventure Hint Book" which contains coded hint pages for each game that Scott Adams wrote, the Questprobe series games are stapled to the inside front cover as it looks like they were produced after the book was printed.


All games are Acorn Electron versions unless otherwise stated.

Title publisher   NOTES
Click the acorn logo to see a picture.
Acorn User Games Compendium Acorn User text adventure has 2 text adventures on it
Adventure Program Power text adventure  
Adventure 1 - Adventureland Adventuresoft text adventure  
Adventure 2 - Pirate Adventure Adventuresoft text adventure BBC Version
Adventure 3 - Secret Mission Adventuresoft text adventure I dumped this for stairwaytohell.com
Adventure 4 - Voodoo Castle Adventuresoft text adventure BBC Version
Adventure 5 - The Count Adventuresoft text adventure BBC Version
Adventure 6 - Strange Odyssey Adventuresoft text adventure  
Adventure 7 - Mystery Fun House Adventuresoft text adventure BBC Version
Adventure 8 - Pyramid of Doom Adventuresoft text adventure  
Adventure 10 - Savage Island Part 1 Tynesoft text adventure  
Adventure 10 - Savage Island Part 2 Adventuresoft text adventure
Adventure 13 - The Sorceror of Claymorgue Castle Adventuresoft text adventure
Balloon Buster Blue Ribbon   owned from new
Barbarian II Superior / Blue Ribbon   owned from new
Blue Dragon MP Software text adventure (BBC - needs Jafa 64k mode)
Blood of the Mutineers Robico text adventure BBC Disk version
Blockbusters Macsen Software   owned from new
Castle Frankenstein Epic text adventure type 1
type 2
Castle Of Skull Lord Samurai text adventure needs Jafa in 64k mode
Centipede

Superior

  owned from new
Chuckie Egg A&F    
Classic Adventure Melbourne House text adventure
Classic Arcade Games Database Publications   contains 'mayday' text adventure
Countdown to Doom Acornsoft text adventure ROM Cartridge, box crushed
Colossal Adventure Level 9 text adventure BBC tape only, will not load :(
Creepy Cave Atlantis   owned from new
Crown Jewels Alligata text adventure 'bumper pack' 4 games on one tape
Cylon Attack A&F   owned from new
Denis Through the Drinking Glass Melbourne House? text adventure wow! took a long time to find it!
Dodgy Geezers Melbourne House text adventure  
Dracula Island Kansas text adventure
Ferryman Awaits Kansas text adventure
Five Spheres of Goliath Kansas text adventure (BBC GAME)
Firienwood MP Software text adventure (BBC - needs Jafa 64k mode)
Five Stones of Anadon Softek text adventure large VHS tape style box
Frak Alternative Software   owned from new
Frenzy Micro Power   owned from new
Galdriel in Distress Potter Programs text adventure
Galilee Shards Software text adventure  
Gremlins : The Adventure Adventuresoft. text adventure  
Harefraiser (Prelude) Haresoft text adventure hard to get to load reliably
Hampstead Melbourne House text adventure
Jet Set Willy Tynesoft   wont load :(
Jet Set Willy 2 Tynesoft    
Kayleth US Gold text adventure I dumped this for stairwaytohell.com
Kayleth
(BBC disk version)
US Gold text adventure
Last Ninja Superior / Blue Ribbon   owned from new
Legion Software Projects text adventure (BBC GAME)
Lord of the Rings
(BBC Disk Version)
Melbourne House text adventure (BBC GAME)
Lords Of Time Level 9 text adventure (BBC GAME)
Mysterious Adventure 1-The Golden Baton Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure crappy sleeve, blue text on tape label.
Mysterious Adventure 1-The Golden Baton Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure black 'digital' font on tape label, hintsheet mail-away form intact.
Mysterious Adventure 2 -The Time Machine Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure same as below, but intact hintsheet mail-away form.
Mysterious Adventure 2 -The Time Machine Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure Owned from new! hintsheet mail-away form is missing, but i have the hint sheet that i got back for it!
Mysterious Adventure 3 -
Arrow Of Death Part 1
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure
Mysterious Adventure 3 -
Arrow Of Death Part 1
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure tape label says 'channel 8 software', sleeve modified to remove paxman promotions logos NOS
Mysterious Adventure 4 -
Arrow Of Death Part 2
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure Same cover as part 1, but with typed label on top. Channel 8 Paxman logo removal, tape label is standard old-style adventure international - NOS
Mysterious Adventure 5 -
Escape From Pulsar 7
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure
Mysterious Adventure 5 -
Escape From Pulsar 7
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure Paxman logos removed, tape label is old-style adventure International - NOS
Mysterious Adventure 6 -
Circus
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure

missing hintsheet mail-away form.

Mysterious Adventure 8-
The Wizard Akyrz
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure Paxman logos removed - NOS
Mysterious Adventure 9-
Perseus & Andromeda
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure Paxman logos removed - NOS
Mysterious Adventure 10-
Ten Little Indians
Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure Paxman logos removed - NOS
Mysterious Adventure 11 - Waxworks Adventuresoft/Paxman text adventure
Mysterious Adventure 2 -The Time Machine Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure BBC complete box BLUE version
Mysterious Adventure 2 -The Time Machine Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure BBC version tape only
Mysterious Adventure 3 -
Arrow Of Death Part 1
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure no booklets
Mysterious Adventure 3 -
Arrow Of Death Part 1
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure small case/tape/insert only
(from BLUE box version)
Mysterious Adventure 5 -
Escape From Pulsar 7
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure

Mysterious Adventure 5 -
Escape From Pulsar 7
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure

small case/tape/insert only
(from BLUE box version)

Mysterious Adventure 6 -
Circus
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure

BBC complete box BLUE version

Mysterious Adventure 7 -
Feasability Experiment
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure
Mysterious Adventure 8 -
The Wizard Akyrz
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure
Mysterious Adventure 9-
Perseus & Andromeda
Adventuresoft/
Digital Fantasia
text adventure
Mysterious Adventure 10 -
Ten Little Indians
Channel 8 Software/
Adventure International UK
text adventure The packaging says Electron, but it is actually the Digital Fantasia BBC version, works fine though.
Omega Orb A.S.L   owned from new
Oxbridge Tynesoft text adventure  
Pimania Automata  
Play It Again Sam Superior   Thrust, Citadel, Strykers Run, Ravenskull
Predator Superior / Blue Ribbon   owned from new
Puppet Man Larsoft text adventure
Questprobe : Spiderman Adventure International text adventure original big box version!
Questprobe : Spiderman Adventuresoft/Americana text adventure (BBC but runs in normal mode)
Questprobe : The Hulk Adventuresoft/Americana text adventure (BBC - needs Jafa 64k mode)
Questprobe : The Hulk Adventure International text adventure electron version, but badly crushed box.
Questprobe : Fantastic Four Part One Adventuresoft/all-american text adventure  
Return to Eden Level 9 text adventure (BBC GAME)
Revenge of Zor Kansas text adventure
Rick Hanson Robico text adventure with adventurers' notebook
Rick Hanson 2 : Project Thesius Robico text adventure Beau-jolly release in a 5-star compilation
Ring Of Time Kansas text adventure
I dumped this for stairwaytohell.com
Robin Of Sherwood :
The Touchstones of Rhiannon
Adventure international text adventure I dumped this for stairwaytohell.com
SCOOPS (Pirate Adventure, Strange Odyssey, Voodoo Castle, Buckaroo Banzai) Adventuresoft text adventure  
Sea Adventure Virgin text adventure
Snowball Level 9 text adventure (BBC - needs Jafa 64k mode)
Sphere Of Destiny A.S.L   owned from new
Sphinx Adventure Acornsoft text adventure
Stranded Superior text adventure
Super Agent Flint Potter Programs text adventure
Supergran : The Adventure Tynesoft text adventure
Survivor MP Software text adventure (BBC - needs Jafa 64k mode)
Swords And Sorcery Kansas text adventure needs Jafa in 64k mode
(BBC GAME)
Temple of Terror US Gold / Fighting Fantasy text adventure
Terrormolinos Melbourne House text adventure
The Adventure Creator Incentive game creation
The Acornsoft Hits Volume 2 Acornsoft   Starship Command, Arcadians, Meteors, Snooker
The Eye of Zoltan Softek text adventure
The Ket Trilogy Incentive text adventure  
The Greedy Dwarf Dorling Kindersly text adventure  
The Hunt (Search for Shauna) Robico text adventure  
The Kingdom of Klein Epic text adventure
The Lost Crystal Epic text adventure awesome full box version
The Magic Sword Database Publications text adventure no big box, just cassette case/inly/tape
The Pen And The Dark The Unorthodox Engineers / Mosaic Publishing text adventure BBC - needs jafa 64k mode
The Pay-Off Bignose Software / Atari text adventure BBC - needs jafa 64k mode
The Quil : Adventure Writing System Gilsoft game creation
The Quest for the Holy Grail Epic text adventure

The Rick Hanson Trilogy
-Saga of a Spy-

- Rick Hanson
- Project Thesius
- Myorem

Robico text adventure The whole trilogy, boxed, with unused adventurers' notebook and pen!

The Rick Hanson Trilogy
(Disk Version
)

Robico text adventure The whole trilogy tatty box
The Saga of Erik The Viking Mosaic text adventure
The Stolen Lamp Lothlorien text adventure  
The Village Of Lost Souls
(Realm of Chaos)
Robico text adventure  
The Wheel of Fortune Epic Software text adventure type 1
type 2
type 3
The Worm In Paradise Level 9 text adventure (BBC - needs Jafa 64k mode)
Treasure Hunt Macsen Software   oversize owned from new
Twin Kingdom Valley Bug-Byte text adventure BBC/Electron (C) APS 1985
Twin Kingdom Valley Bug-Byte text adventure Electron only (C) 1983
Woks Antartic   owned from new
Wychwood Larsoft text adventure
Woodbury End Shards Software text adventure owned from new
Xanadu Adventure Hopesoft text adventure BBC - needs jafa 64k mode
Zalaga Aardvark   oversize

 

CLICK HERE if you want to buy any Acorn Electron
or BBC B games, i have loads for sale!!

 

 

LINKS:

http://electrem.emuunlim.com/ For years there wasn't an electron emulator, then one day thomas harte decided to make one, and so was born ElectrEm, a very functional emulator with loads of features!
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/ looking for an old game to play on the emulator? you can't doo much better than this place! I've helped out in a very small way over time submitting stuff i have that isn't listed there.
http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/ A supreme website for everything acorn electron related, you really can't do much better than this!
http://www.old-computers.com/ This is what the museum says about the elk, i think its a little bit harsh of a review to be honest.
The Wikipedia entry comprehensive info!
Lionel's Crazy Electron This is what happens when you you really really want it to be like a beeb.

 

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