SUPERIOR
Professional publisher; later became Superior/Acornsoft
Mainly publishes: Arcade Games
Best Known Game: Repton
Number of titles released by this publisher: 30
Number of titles currently available: 26
Archive Status: Incomplete

Superior Software, later Superior/Acornsoft is the best known software publisher in the Acorn Electron world.

Despite this, Superior was somewhat publicity-shy, and what went on at its head office was only investigated on two occasions. The first was by Home Computing Weekly which published an article when the software house was just getting going. The second was by Electron User who reported on them when they were the most popular software house around.

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

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1984: Alien Dropout, Superior, £8.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

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

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1984: Centibug, Superior, £8.99


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Article: Centipede Clones (EUG #68)

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Chess Simulation (Against Computer)

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1983: Chess, Superior, £8.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade Adventure; Classic Platform Style

Game Author(s):
Michael Jakobsen

Release Information:
1986: Citadel, Superior, £8.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Utility Program

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1983: Constellation, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Space Battle; Clone Of Sinistar

Game Author(s):
Peter Johnson

Release Information:
1985: Death Star, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Disassembler; M/Code; Fully Relocatable

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1983: Disassembler, Superior, £8.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Draughts Simulation

Game Author(s):
B. J. Bailey & Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1983: Draughts, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Fruit Machine Simulator

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1983: Fruit Machine, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Shoot-'Em-Up; Clone Of Space Invaders

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1984: Invaders, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Beat-'Em-Up; Two Player Option

Game Author(s):
Martin Sykes

Release Information:
1986: Karate Combat, Superior, £8.95


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Overhead Maze Game

Game Author(s):
J. D. Llewellyn

Release Information:
1983: Mr. Wiz, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Straight-Track Racing Game

Game Author(s):
Peter Johnson

Release Information:
1985: Overdrive, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Overhead Maze-Game

Game Author(s):
J. D. Llewellyn

Release Information:
1983: Percy Penguin, Superior, £8.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade Adventure

Game Author(s):
Peter Scott

Release Information:
1984: Ravenskull, Superior, £9.95


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Overhead Maze Game; Clone Of BOULDERDASH

Game Author(s):
Tim Tyler

Release Information:
1984: Repton, Superior, £8.99


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Article: The Making Of... (Edge Retro)

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Overhead Maze Game; Clone Of BOULDERDASH

Game Author(s):
Tim Tyler

Release Information:
1984: Repton 2, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Overhead Maze Game; Clone Of Boulderdash

Game Author(s):
Matthew Atkinson & Tim Tyler

Release Information:
1987: Repton 3, Superior, £9.95


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Screenshots: 4 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Strategy; Simulation Of Reversi

Game Author(s):
Dylan Thompson

Release Information:
1983: Reversi, Superior, £8.99


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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Platform Game

Game Author(s):
Wal Mansell

Release Information:
1984: Smash And Grab, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Text Adventure With Graphics

Game Author(s):
David Woodhouse

Release Information:
1984: Stranded, Superior, £8.99


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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: Superior Collection Volume 3, Superior, £0.00


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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: Superior Collection Volume 3, Superior, £8.99


Information:
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Comprises:
1. Death StarPlaying Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
2. Karate CombatPlaying Instructions & Game Controls
3. Mr. WizPlaying Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
4. OverdrivePlaying Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
5. ReptonPlaying Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
6. Repton 2Playing Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
7. Smash And GrabPlaying Instructions & Game Controls Video Review (AEW)
8. SyncronVideo Review (AEW)

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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc

Game Type(s):
Arcade Games

Game Author(s):
-

Release Information:
1984: Superior Collection Volume 3, Superior, £0.00


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
3.5" Disc

Game Type(s):
Arcade; 3D Wire Frame Action In Space

Game Author(s):
Matthew Atkinson

Release Information:
1985: Tempest, Superior, £9.95


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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):
J. C. Smith, Matthew Atkinson & Peter J. M. Irvin

Release Information:
1986: Thrust, Superior, £7.95


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Geography Quiz; Capitals And Populations

Game Author(s):
Richard Hanson

Release Information:
1984: World Geography, Superior, £8.99


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette

Game Type(s):
Arcade; Platform Style

Game Author(s):
Christopher Hyde

Release Information:
1983: Zany Kong Junior, Superior, £7.95


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Screenshots: 3 Images

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Original Release Format(s):
Cassette