SUPERIOR SOFTWARE LTD (also known as SUPERIOR INTERACTIVE) is a video
game publisher . It was one of the main publishers for the
* 1 History * 2 Releases * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links
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Superior mostly focused on the machines of
Acorn Computers Ltd
Major software developers Peter Johnson, Tim Tyler, Martin Edmondson,
Nicholas Chamberlain, Kevin Edwards, David Hoskins, Matthew Atkinson,
Chris Roberts , Tony Oakden, Peter Scott, Gary Partis, Peter Irvin,
David Braben , Ian Bell ,
Geoff Crammond , Jonathan
Nick Pelling have all produced software published by
Superior, sometimes released under the joint
Their most well-known games are the Repton series of games, which
sold over 125,000 units for the Acorn computers. Other notable
As well as their high quality original games, Superior released a
number of official Acorn conversions of big games from other systems
Superior also published a number of educational and utility software titles including the speech synthesis program Speech!. Play It Again Sam 2 compilation ( Acorn Electron cassette)
The "Play It Again Sam" series of compilations were used to re-release their old titles, with four games for the usual price of one. The original Play It Again Sam featured four Superior games which had each made No. 1 individually (Citadel, Thrust, Ravenskull, and Stryker's Run), but subsequent compilations increasingly featured one or more makeweight games of lesser quality, mainly licensed from other software houses such as Micro Power or Alligata . They were also used to release new games that were thought not quite up to the standard of their full price games. The series eventually ran to 18 on the BBC Micro, though the latest ones were released on disc only, well into the demise of the 8-bit scene, and very few copies were sold.
Superior, under the brandname SUPERIOR INTERACTIVE, now mainly develops and publishes software for computers running Microsoft Windows ; and they have released several updated versions of their popular 1980s hits for that operating system . This includes the original three Repton games as well as Repton Spectacular , featuring new levels, and iRepton for the iPhone .
As well as new versions of the Repton games, Superior Interactive has published re-releases called Galaforce Worlds, Ravenskull, Pipeline Plus, Ricochet and a new game Solid Spheres Deluxe.
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