1983 Commodore | Atari Access "Beach-Head" **New** RARE un-opened For Sale

1983 Commodore | Atari Access


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1983 Commodore | Atari Access "Beach-Head" **New** RARE un-opened:
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1983 Commodore | Atari Access "Beach-Head" **New** un-opened
This is one of Access Software's first titles released in 1983History
n 1982, Bruce Carver, an engineer for Salt Lake City-based company Redd Engineering, created a sprite-editing program called Spritemaster.[He presented the product to Steve Witzel, who operated Computers Plus, a retail computer store in Salt Lake City's Midvale suburb; Witzel provided Carver with several improvement suggestions for the program. After Carver had implemented these changes, he began selling them under the name "Access Software" through Computers Plus. The name was chosen Carver and some of his friends had searched through a dictionary, considering "Action Software" and "Center Soft" before sticking with "Access Software". In November that year, Carter, together with Chris Jones, incorporated Access Software with a starting capital of US$25,000. In its early days, Access Software operated out of Carver's basement.Beach-Head is a video game developed and published in 1983 by Access Software for the Atari 8-bit family and Commodore 64 home computers in the US. Versions for the Commodore 16, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Acorn Electron (as well as the Atari and C64 versions) were published in Europe by U.S. Gold in 1984, followed by a version for the Amstrad CPC platform in 1985. Beach-Head was Access' best-selling Commodore game as of late 1987. Ahoy! stated "This game is a blast". It praised the graphics and concluded, "It is a remarkable programming achievement". Compute! listed the game in May 1988 as one of "Our Favorite Games", stating that it was superior to its "many imitators". Zzap!64 reviewed the game in a retrospective feature in October 1985. They argued that although it was considered impressive at the time of release it had already become dated. It was rated 70% overall.
In 1996, Computer Gaming World declared Beach Head the 117th-best computer game ever released.Platform(s): Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, Thomson MO5, Thomson TO7/70, ZX Spectrum
  • Packaging: Retail Box
  • Media: 5 1/4" Disk
  • Copyright date: 1985
  • Publisher(s): Access Software
  • Creator: Bruce Carver
  • Genre(s): Shoot 'em up
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
ConditionBox is in good shape, has some slight center bowing. Still sealed. The plastic cover is a little wavy .. overall it's - good acceptable.
Note: On the box they are just listing Commodore and Atari; did not see platform by model numbers. The above list is from Wikipedia.
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