Acorn Electron (European Machines) - Everygamegoing.com

Acorn Electron (1983) (European Machines, Machine) Europe (EU)
 
 
Publisher: Acorn Computers
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Machine Information

Original Release Date: 23rd Aug 1983
Original Release Price: £199.99
Market Valuation: £42.42 (How Is This Calculated?)
 

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What They Said

"The promised addons should prove to be a further incentive in favour of this well designed micro." (Read Full Review)
... Elbug
"The Electron is what a home computer should be, and with the facilities it has to offer, the price is just right." (Read Full Review)
... Personal Computer Games
"Acorn has an undoubted winner. The Electron isn't quite as simple as a half priced BBC, but it does bring you amazing graphics and one of the fastest and most capable Basics in the business." (Read Full Review)
... Personal Computer News

Expansions

Acorn Data Recorder
Acorn Plus 1 Interface
An expansion to the Acorn Electron providing a printer port, two ROM cartridge interfaces and a joystick interface.
Acorn Plus 3 Interface
A large L-shaped expansion which adds a 3.5" disc drive to the Acorn Electron.
Advanced Basic Editor
Advanced Battery-Backed RAM
Advanced ROM Adaptor Mk 1
Advanced ROM Adaptor Mk 2
Advanced Sideways RAM
Advanced Quarter Meg RAM
A ROM cartridge sized expansion, fitted into the Acorn Plus 1 which gives the user access to a very powerful (for its time) 256K of additional RAM.
Advanced Plus 1
An expansion to the Acorn Electron providing a printer port, two ROM cartridge interfaces and a joystick interface.
Advanced Plus 3
A cartridge-sized circuit board which fits into the Acorn Plus 1 and can be connected to an ADFS disc drive.
Advanced Plus 4
A cartridge-sized circuit board which fits into the Acorn Plus 1 and can be connected to a DFS disc drive.
Advanced Plus 5
A cartridge-sized interface for the Acorn Plus 1 which adds a User Port, 1MHz bus and Tube interface to it, allowing interfacing to a whole range of other peripherals.
Advanced Plus 6
A circuit-board to be fitted inside the Acorn Plus 1 with space for up to six ROM chips, allowing instant access to the software on each.
Advanced Plus 7
Eprom Cartridge
An expansion to connect to a ROM cartridge port on the Electron. It holds two ROM chips, allowing instant access to the software contained on them.
RS423 Cartridge
An expansion to connect to a Acorn Plus 1 ROM cartridge holder to give an RS423 port (usually used to connect to a modem).
Merlin M2105
A large expansion for the unexpanded Acorn Electron that was a staple of the Interflora flower shops for ten years.
Commander 3 Joystick Interface
Attaches to the rear of an unexpanded Acorn Electron and allows the connection of an "Atari-style" 9-pin joystick.
Sound Expansion Cartridge
A circuit-board that attaches to the ROM cartridge port of the Plus 1 and allows the Electron to play four-channel music pieces.
Cumana 5.25" Disk Drive
A 5.25" disk drive suitable for a wide range of Eighties microcomputers, including the BBC B, Electron and Dragon 32.
Cumana Disk Interface
A quirky, non-official disk interface for the Acorn Electron which also houses a real-time clock and battery-backed RAM.
Sound Master
An internally-fitted expansion that allows the sound from the Acorn Electron to be piped through stereo headphones.
Electron Printer Interface
A small interface for the unexpanded Acorn Electron which included a parallel printer port. Very few exist as it was quickly superseded by the Acorn Plus 1.
Electron Joystick Interface
One of the smallest and most popular expansions for the unexpanded Acorn Electron, allowing a 9-pin Atari type joystick to be connected.
Mode 7 Display Unit
An expansion that connects to an unexpanded Acorn Electron and houses "Mode 7" chips, allowing a genuine Mode 7 on the machine.
RS423 Cartridge
Electron GoMMC
Connects to a ROM cartridge port of the Acorn Plus 1 and offers a filing system based on an MMC card.
Music 5000 Synthesiser
Lindy Acorn Electron Expansion Board
Voxbox
Attaches to the rear of an unexpanded Acorn Electron and can be programmed to emit a human-sounding voice.
Centronics Printer Interface
Slomo
A hardware expansion for the unexpanded Acorn Electron which allows for the speed of the machine to be slowed down.
Nightingale Modem
RS423 Cartridge
PMS Electron 2nd Processor (E2P)
Electron Joystick Interface
Sound Expansion Cartridge
User Port
Ram Joystick Interface
32K Sideways RAM Cartridge
Click
Master RAM Board
Pegasus 400 Interface
Plus 2
Rombox
Rombox Plus
Switched Joystick Interface
Turbo Driver
A small board, fitted internally to a standard Electron, which delivers a speed boost, significantly improving the experience of many games.
Floppy Hard Disk Interface
Joystick
Joystick Interface
Sidewinder Joystick Interface
Microstuffer 64K Printer Buffer
Trackball
1MHz Bus
E2P: Second Processor For Acorn Electron
Sideways Ram Cartridge
Acorn Cassette Recorder
Cumana Twin 5.25" Disk Drive

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Useful Information

The Acorn Electron was sadly underrated yet nevertheless accumulated a very large library of both professional and public domain games. This article by Dave E from EUG #66 outlines the best games that were released over its lifetime. 

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Introduction

Introduction

The Acorn Electron is a 32K machine which connects to a cassette recorder and analogue television. It was produced in 1983 in the United Kingdom by Acorn Computers Ltd as a cheaper version of the BBC Micro. Indeed, it retains the BBC BASIC language meaning that simple programs run on both micros, albeit slightly slower on the Acorn Electron.

Acorn Electron is Item ID 68059 in our database. Last modified on Friday 22nd November 2019 at 01:59:24 PM.

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