ALTERNATIVE
Budget House; Produced some original software and re-released games by Aardvark and Durell
Mainly publishes: Arcade Games
Best Known Game: Microball
Number of titles released by this publisher: 34
Number of titles currently available: 34
Archive Status: Complete

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Platform Shoot-'Em Up Adventure

Game Author(s):
Jason Sobell & Kevin Blake

Release Information:
1988: Bug Eyes 2, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Sideways-scrolling Action

Game Author(s):
David Crofts, Ian Elliott, Jason Sobell & Kevin Blake

Release Information:
1991: Caveman, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Air To Ground Battle Simulation

Game Author(s):
Julian Todd & Nick Wilson

Release Information:
1990: Combat Lynx, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Sliding Block Puzzles To Defuse Bombs

Game Author(s):
Dave Kirby & Paul Stanley

Release Information:
1984: Confusion, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Colour Blocks On 3D Pyramid

Game Author(s):
Dave Kirby & Paul Shirley

Release Information:
1987: Crazy Er*bert, Alternative, £1.99


Information:
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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade: Shoot-em-up

Game Author(s):
Richard Stevenson

Release Information:
1984: Dead Or Alive, Alternative, £1.99


Information:
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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Platform Game

Game Author(s):
Orlando

Release Information:
1990: Frak, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Cricket Match

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1989: Graham Gooch Test Cricket, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Strategy; American Baseball Simulation

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Grid Iron 2, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Football Game

Game Author(s):
J. Hamblett & Simon Guest

Release Information:
1984: Indoor Soccer, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
J. Hamblett & Simon Guest

Release Information:
1984: Licence To Kill, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images
Note: Warning: Takes 30 Seconds To Run

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Pinball Simulation

Game Author(s):
Steve Evans

Release Information:
1984: Microball, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Platform Game

Game Author(s):
Julian Todd & Nick Wilson

Release Information:
1990: Mineshaft, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Guide Helicopter Through Maze

Game Author(s):
Jason Alcock & Simon Guest

Release Information:
1984: Night Strike, Alternative, £0.00


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Multi-load Sporting Challenges

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Olympic Spectacular, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Scrolling Shoot-'Em-Up

Game Author(s):
Gary Partis

Release Information:
1989: Psycastria, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade In Stages

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Rik The Roadie, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Pinball Style Game

Game Author(s):
J. Hamblett & Simon Guest

Release Information:
1988: Round Ones, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Strategy; Text Only Football Management

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Soccer Boss, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Aircraft Simulation

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1990: Spitfire '40, Alternative, £1.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade Games

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Sport Spectacular, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Day At The Races
2. Fishing
3. Golf
4. Grand Prix
5. Howzat
6. Indoor SoccerPlaying Instructions & Game Controls
7. MicroballPlaying Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
8. Parachute
9. Soccer BossPlaying Instructions & Game Controls

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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Aircraft Simulation

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1986: Strike Force Harrier, Alternative, £1.99


Information:
Cassette Cover Art

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1987: Triple Decker 1, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Day At The Races
2. Grand Prix
3. Manic Mole

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1987: Triple Decker 2, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Haunted House
2. Invasion Force
3. Parachute

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1987: Triple Decker 3, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Jam Buttie
2. Lunar Invasion
3. Lunar Lander

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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1988: Triple Decker 4, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Fishing
2. Golf
3. Howzat

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1988: Triple Decker 5, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Skramble
2. Starfight

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Triple Decker 6, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Castles Of Sand
2. Cavern Capers
3. Snap Dragon

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Triple Decker 7, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Atom Smash
2. Knockout
3. Reaction Tester

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Triple Decker 8, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Fruit Worm
2. Grebit
3. Mr. Freeze

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Triple Decker 9, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Break Free
2. Code Breaker
3. Missile Jammer

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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Triple Decker 10, Alternative, £1.99


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Comprises:
1. Bunny Blitz
2. Money Maze
3. Rock Fall

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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Pinball Simulator

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1987: Video Pinball, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Shoot-'Em-Up

Game Author(s):
Orlando

Release Information:
1989: Zalaga, Alternative, £1.99


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Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette