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BBC Micro box screenshots

This page contains all the Acornsoft box screenshots for the BBC Micro. See the index page for a full list.

BBC Micro: Acorn Arcade: Breakout
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The bats are closer together in the box screenshot than in the released game.

BBC Micro: Acorn Arcade: Dodgems
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BBC Micro: Acorn Arcade: Invaders
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BBC Micro: Acorn Arcade: Snake
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The scores section in the box screenshot has a black background rather than the red background of the released game.

BBC Micro: Arcadians
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In the bottom row of the box screenshot, the text is much closer to the ship and the ship and flag icons are quite different to the released game.

BBC Micro: Aviator
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The box screenshot has a blue background instead of the black background of the game.

BBC Micro: BlackBox
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Flashing colours in the original game are shown as light grey-blue colours in the box screenshot.

BBC Micro: Bouncer
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BBC Micro: Boxer
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BBC Micro: Chess
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BBC Micro: CrazyTracer
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BBC Micro: Defender
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BBC Micro: Draughts
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BBC Micro: Drogna
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BBC Micro: Elite (BBC Micro)
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BBC Micro: Elite (6502 Second Processor)
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BBC Micro: Elite (BBC Master)
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BBC Micro: Firebug
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BBC Micro: Free Fall
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The box screenshot has a blue background instead of the black background of the game.

BBC Micro: Gambit
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BBC Micro: Go
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BBC Micro: Hopper
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BBC Micro: JCB Digger
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BBC Micro: Labyrinth
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The box screenshot is a heavily cropped version of the actual game, so the scores are missing from the top and the screen shape is quite different.

BBC Micro: Magic Mushrooms
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I have recreated the game elements of the cover, but not the photograph.

BBC Micro: Maze
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BBC Micro: Meteor Mission
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BBC Micro: Meteors
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In the box screenshot, the screen number is missing from the top-right, the score has been moved to the left, and the whole thing has been cropped to a much smaller screen size than in the released game, chopping off the left-most meteor in the process (the game plays at 320x256, but the box shot is cropped to 212x169). Also see the screenshot for the Electron version of Meteors for some interesting clues as to the origin of both screenshots.

BBC Micro: Missile Base
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BBC Micro: Monsters
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In the box screenshot, the design of the white monster is different from the released game, the score has a yellow drop shadow, and the oxygen bar is shorter and has no border. Also, the ladder layout isn't from level 1 and there are three monster types, but the score is really low, so I suspect this one was manually composed rather than taken from a genuine playthrough.

BBC Micro: Planetoid
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This is the same as the box screenshot for Defender, the game that Planetoid replaced, but with the scores and some of the top-right radar entries removed.

BBC Micro: Reversi
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BBC Micro: Revs
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BBC Micro: Rocket Raid
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BBC Micro: Sliding Block Puzzles
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The island in the top-left of the box screenshot is much smaller than in the released game.

BBC Micro: Snapper V1
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BBC Micro: Snapper V2
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The design of the blue ghost is different in the box screenshot when compared to the released game.

BBC Micro: Snooker
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BBC Micro: Starship Command
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The box screenshot has a blue background instead of the black background of the game, and the ship is off-centre.

BBC Micro: Super Invaders
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BBC Micro: Tetrapod
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BBC Micro: Volcano
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