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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Types†††††††† : Arcade

Release Information††††††† : 1988: THE ACORNSOFT HITS VOLUME 2, Superior/Acornsoft, £9.95

Compilation Comprises†† : 1. STARSHIP COMMAND, Acornsoft

††††††††††††††††† † 2. ARCADIANS, Acornsoft

††††††††††††††††† † 3. METEORS, Acornsoft

††††††††††††††††† † 4. SNOOKER, Acornsoft

Stated compatibility††† : Electron

Actual compatibility††† : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier††††††††††† : SUPERIOR/ACORNSOFT, 3 Manor Drive, Scawby, Brigg, NORTH

††††††††††††††††† † LINCOLNSHIRE DN20 9AX

Disc compatibility†††† : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00




We are the Arcadians! Our mission: to destroy all aliens... The Arcadians chant this as they fly in convoy overhead. Without warning, some of them suddenly dwoop down towards you: take aim and fire while avoiding their deadly dive-bombing tactics.


This game is for one or two players, is fully compatible with either keyboard or joysticks and includes a table of high scores.




Steer your laser-ship through a hail of meteors smashing them with your laser bolts as they hurtle towards you on all sides. Avoid being hit by the missiles from hostile flying saucers which fire at you as they pass. Your ship is equipped with as many laser bolts as you can fire and as a last resort you can escape through hyperspace.


Complete with sound effects and table of high scores.




This is a game for two players and is suitable for both experienced players and learners. Full instructions and the rules of the game are contained in the pack.


You play and score as in the original game. The strength of the shot is controlled by varying the length of the cue, and you are given the option of using Backspin and topsin in addition to ordinary shots.


Snooker is fully compatible with either keyboard or joysticks.


Note: SNOOKER is unsuitable for black and white televisions.




Command a starship against the attacking alien ships in this demanding high-resolution graphics game. You control the forward drive and sideways thrust of your ship, which is equipped with shields, long- and short-range scanners, and a sector display of the stars and alien ships.



Instructions' Source†† : ACORNSOFT HITS 2 (Superior/Acornsoft) Inlay


Review (Electron User - Double Review Of ACORNSOFT HITS 1 and ACORNSOFT HITS 2) - "Eight Of The Best"

Please see THE ACORNSOFT HITS VOLUME 1 for this review.