Repton (BBC Model B) -

Repton (1985) (BBC Model B, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Superior
Superb | Superior | Superior Interactive

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Acorn Electron, BBC B/B+/Master 128/Master Compact, Commodore 64, PC (MS-DOS) & Spectrum 48K

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))

How To Play

The overhead maze game that became the staple of any Electron owner's software collection.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Aug 1985
Original Release Price: £9.95
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Tim Tyler  

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What They Said

"For the hardened games player Repton may prove a little too easy but, for those of us mere mortals, the game provides an exciting challenge with a good balance between reward and failure." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"It is very playable, still feels fresh and certainly should be in everybody's collection." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"Colour, sound, super scrolling graphics, some excellent humour and a good challenge just about sum this one up." (Read Full Review)
... Acorn User
"A very good game, although not a great one... Worthy of being played, and providing some real brain teasers." (Read Full Review)
... Computer Gamer
"This is an astounding game reaching new heights in Electron arcade adventures." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User
"A well-thought out and professionally finished product; good graphics, clever sound and superb animation." (Read Full Review)
... Home Computing Weekly
"Using passwords to enter various screens is a useful idea... By some inspired guesswork, I was able to identify six of them." (Read Full Review)
... Home Computing Weekly
"Repton is a colourful green-headed character and is beautifully animated." (Read Full Review)
... The Micro User

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A digital version of Repton suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Repton suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))


Introduction | Competition | How To Enter | Rules | Game Controls | Passwords | Loading


The object of Repton is to collect all the diamonds on each screen avoiding the falling rocks and lurking reptiles. You have a limited amount of time in which to complete each screen: the 'Time' indicator starts at 6000 and decreases down to 0; you then lose a life.

There are twelve screens (denoted A-L). Basically, each screen requires you to solve a set of puzzles by determining your routes to collect the diamonds. A rock or an egg will fall if unsupported, and if a falling rock lands on you it will kill you.

On screens A to H, a map is available for viewing. Only one sixteenth of the full area covered by the map is shown on the main screen at any time. On screens I to L, there is no map available.

To view the map, you must first pass over the 'Map' character during the game play; the map may then be seen whenever you press "M".

Screen A is relatively easy to complete. After the screen has been completed, a password is given. Entering this password at the start of the game will then take you straight onto screen B. Likewise, passwords are given at the completion of all further screens.

From screen B onwards, eggs, safes and keys are present. When an egg falls, it cracks upon landing and a reptile emerges. Contact with the reptile is fatal. In order to open the safes, the key must be located. When you pass over the key, all the safes open to reveal a diamond.

It is possible to complete each screen without losing a life.


A prize of £100 will be awarded to the first player to complete all twelve screens of Repton.

How To Enter

When all twelve screens (screens A-L) have been completed, a congratulatory message is displayed on the screen. The first person to send us a photograph of this screen will win £100.


The closing date for recieving entries to the competition is 30th September 1985.

All entries must clearly show the sender's name and address, and should be addressed to: Repton Competition, Superior Software Ltd, Regent House, Skinner Lane, Leeds LS7 1AX.

The company's decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

The competition is not open to the employees of Superior Software Ltd, the authors of Repton, their agents or their families.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down
ESCAPE - Kill Yourself (Useful if you become trapped)
M - View Map (Screens A-H, after passing over the Map character)
P - Enter Password (Start of Game only)

COPY/DELETE - Pause Off/On, S/Q - Sound On/Off, R - Return to Start of Game


Screen Password



To load the disk version, hold down SHIFT and tap BREAK.

Repton is Item ID 39099 in our database. Last modified on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 06:20:39 AM.

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