I'm thinking it's about time AUNTIE BEEB's machine got a little coverage on ATARI SECTOR...
ABOVE: Hands up if you went to a school featuring an IT suite FULL of BBC Model B's!
BELOW is a nice video clip on YOU TUBE showcasing some gems such as: MR EE, HUNCHBACK, SINISTAR, DONKEY KONG (KILLER GORILLA), SCRAMBLE (ROCKET RAID) and of course that great 'sport' game JOUST.
The Beeb, when cranked up and coded by someone in the know, could emulate the top arcade titles of the day as good as any other micro... and some might find this controversial... probably BETTER than most.
What do YOU think - could the BBC give say the Atari and C64 a run for their money?
Here's another Beeb fan talking you through the history of this fine machine... and a countdown to his TOP 15 titles...LOL!
Any other Beeb fans on here or are you ALL closet ORIC fanatics?!
Form an orderly queue now...
(Atari does get a mention early doors when he compares THRUST to GRAVITAR - both class titles)
Chuckie Egg's on there as well at No.10... where would the Atari version be on your ALL TIME Atari list?
What I want to know is... How come he's got ELITE at No.13? MUCH TOO LOW on your personal list, fella!
Dare Devil Denis (at no.7) is such a SIMPLE yet annoyingly ONE MORE GO type joyride - I never saw this converted to any other machine other than the little brother Electron - but it is a MUST if you get a chance to boot-up a Beeb emulator, for example.
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It looks like a winner to me! Certainly a contemporary of the C64 and Atari 8-bit and still better than an Apple II like the others as well! I would have been satisfied back in the day if this was a system of mine. As long as I never saw the LucasFilm games or Alternate Reality games on the Atari, if that had happened I would have been jealous. On the other hand, I'm jealous now of the BBC's Elite and nothing to show for it on the Atari! Where are those lads that are porting BBC micro games? How about a conversion of Elite now?