Superior Software has released 89 titles to date. An early release, Hunchback (for the BBC Micro), was an immediate success, selling more than 30,000 copies. Recent releases have included Speech!, Citadel, Karate Combat, Repton and Repton 2 (for the BBC Micro and Electron).
Speech! has received much publicity for its innovative and impressive specification: it has been featured on television on both Micro Live and Saturday Superstore. The software is sold as a suite of six programs, the core being a software speech synthesiser with phoneme recognition module and English parser crammed into just 7 and a half K of memory.
Citadel is a graphic adventure game which, due to some cleverly efficient compaction techniques, features over 100 detailed screens of action. The game took over a year of development work, and was programmed by a small team of Danish programmers.
Karate Combat, at the time of writing, stands proudly at No. 1 in the BBC Micro software charts compiled by Gallup. It is a realistic fighting simulation game and uses impressive animation techniques.
Repton is another triumph for Superior Software: a clever game idea backed with a prize competition is the basis of the success of this game. Many customers wrote to us praising the game, and time and time again we were requested to produce a follow-up program.
Repton 2, which was heralded with a series of "teaser" adverts prior to its launch, is the basic Repton theme enhanced, improved and enlarged into a mightly challenge of skill and dexterity. It was voted BBc Micro Game of the Year 1985 at the Computer Gamer awards ceremony held in January 1986.
If you need any help, or want some advice regarding any of the points mentioned in this guide, please do not hesitate to telephone or write to Richard Hanson at the address below.
Superior Software Ltd
Leeds LS7 1AX
Tel: (0532) 459457
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