Only the Best BBC Micro Games
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Why this site exists
I first used a BBC Microcomputer in 1981 when my Dad bought one of the original Model A computers for almost three hundred pounds. Complete with 16K of RAM and an only half-complete provisional Users Guide it was time to get computing. As many BBC enthusiasts will know, the very early days were about patiently typing in programs from magazines, keeping your fingers crossed and hoping they worked. In late 1981 the first commercial games were released for the BBC, and from that moment on the BBC Micro became a popular and quite impressive games system. In all, there were thousands of games produced between 1981 and 1991 when development on the BBC finally ceased.
In 1999, I noticed that no-one else had converted three very early games by Micropower and they were basically not available anywhere on-line. This got me thinking and I contacted my Dad to see if we still had the original cassettes. We did still have them, and after getting them internationally shipped to me, I set about getting them converted and put on-line. The conversion went fairly smoothly - considering how old the tapes were - and soon I was able to get software images created that worked on the emulators.
After converting the games, I set about putting together a web page with some screenshots. Like many things in life, the web page grew substantially larger than I had originally intended, and in the end "Only the Best BBC Micro Games" became my contribution to the great history that is the BBC Microcomputer.
Long live the BBC Microcomputer! 1981 - ????
Games: Some of the games I converted myself, however many were either taken
from The BBC Lives! (Warning: Banner ads on this site) website or from selected other sites.
Screenshots: All the screenshots were created by myself. You may use them on any BBC related page if you would like. (If so, email me and let me know - I'd appreciate it)
Content: All the content is original, and was written by myself. This original content is Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Oliver Robinson.
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com with any comments, suggestions, maps or anything else you think is useful.
You can also follow me on Twitter. I often post retro gaming items centered around the BBC Micro and Oric-1 computers.
I hope you enjoy the site.Cheers, Oliver Robinson
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