The Acorn Electron was a budget version of the BBC Micro educational/home computer made by Acorn Computers Ltd. A number of Fighting Fantasy gamebook conversions were made for this platform.

Brief Overview of the ComputerEdit

It had 32 kilobytes of RAM, and its ROM memory included BBC BASIC along with its operating system. The Electron was able to save and load programs onto audio cassette via a supplied converter cable that plugged into the microphone socket of any tape recorder. It was capable of basic graphics, and could display onto either a television set or a "green screen" monitor. At its peak, the Electron was the third best selling micro in the United Kingdom, and total lifetime game sales for the Electron exceeded those of the BBC Micro. There are at least 500 known games for the Electron and the true total is probably in the thousands.

Fighting Fantasy ConversionsEdit

All conversions for this platform were by the publisher Adventure Soft (UK). They were text only versions, with no graphics.

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