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Company created in 1986 by Dave Palmer (former founder of Alligata) and Roger Hulley, running from Sheffield and Pontefract, until 1988 when Dave Palmer left to found Hi-Tec Softare.

A budget games company which went into the fray in the late 80's, with a mixture of its own games and re-releases. They were immensely popular on the Electron which was starved of Superior's later releases, they also managed to get a lot of re-release deals with companies such as Domark, Mastertronic and the like.

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Atom Smash

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A simple but addictive little game, you have to deliver 5 gluons to their respective atoms in order to make them stable, but in your little ship (exactly like an Asteroids ship) you have to avoid other obstacles bouncing around the screen. The controls are a bit dodgy and the graphics very sparse but other than that its well worth a go.


Breakfree

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Appalling little Breakout clone, the graphics are minimal, and controls are awful (the bat moves way too slow to ever get to the ball some times). It's lucky this one only came with two other games because this would have been a rip off even at 1.99!


Bunny Blitz

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A nice little puzzler, but poorly executed, its quite a novel idea, you have to move around the grid eating all the eggs, without running over too many rabbits because these decrease your score. It is quite fun, but lacks decent sound and graphics which should be possible as there does not have to be much animation. Still not bad for two quid.


Castle Of Sand

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Probably the only game about building sand castles on the Beeb! It's an average game, probably just about the standard of a magazine type-in. You have to collect sand from the beach and build your sandcastle, its quite a monotonous game, the only danger is a snake and the fact that the tide comes in and washes some of the sand away.


Cavern Capers

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Sideways scrolling shooter reminiscent of Rocket Raid by Acornsoft. This of course isn't as good, its way more primitive, you have to dodge moving targets and shoot others. Its good for a quick blast but doesnt have the appeal for a longer play.


Codebreaker

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Quite an entertaining little puzzle game, you have to guess the order of the coloured pegs, you get 12 goes, its really a question of deduction. I can't see how this would last too long, but its fun whilst it does.


Crazy Erbert

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Another boring Q*Bert clone, ho hum, what an original idea. This is not exactly brilliant either, lacking the smooth graphics of the better 50 or so versions of this game...


Day At The Races

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A very tedious game, it just involved you betting on one of 5 horses then if you win you get more cash if you don't you lost it. Not very exciting and presented in a very boring way, not worth a second glance.


Dead Or Alive

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Dinky little Wild West shooter, basically you are the cowboy and have to shoot those mean mexicans and get all their gold! Its a fun little game which is let down by annoying controls (you never can seem to fire the gun in the right direction), but for what they probably charged for this (1.99) it would be well worth the asking price.


Fishing

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Rubbish fishing game, fishing is not exactly the most lively of sports anyway, so whoever thought it needed simulating on a BBC must have had something wrong with them. Basically you just select what type of fishing you want to do and then try and catch something. The graphics are ok, just a picture of you fishing by a lake.