While many of their games were clones or remakes of popular arcade games (Hopper = Frogger, Snapper = Pac-Man, Arcadians = Galaxian), they also published a number of original, innovative titles (such as Revs and Elite) that went on to spawn entire genres that live on to this day.
Acornsoft also published a number of text adventure games by authors such as Peter Killworth, including Philosopher's Quest and Countdown to Doom, that remain highly regarded within the interactive fiction community.
Although Acorn continued releasing office software in the VIEW family under the Acornsoft name for the BBC Master series, they sold the Acornsoft games brand and back catalogue to Superior Software in 1986. Many games were re-released by them, often as part of compilations such as the Play It Again Sam and Acornsoft Hits series. The Acornsoft brand was also used on the packaging of all subsequent Superior games. Superior chose not to take on Acornsoft's text adventure games, most of which were released in updated versions by Topologika along with some sequels from the same authors.
|*G01||Philosopher's Quest||(BBC 1982, Electron 1984)|
|*G02||Defender||(BBC 1982) deleted for legal reasons and later re-released as Planetoid|
|*G02||Aviator||(BBC 1983) released with G26-G28 but re-used the deleted Defender's number|
|*G03||Monsters||(BBC 1982, Electron 1983)|
|*G04||Snapper||(BBC 1982, Electron 1983)|
|*G05||Rocket Raid||(BBC 1982)|
|*G06||Arcade Action||(BBC Model A & B 1982) 4 games: Invaders, Breakout, Dodgems and Snake|
|*G07||Sphinx Adventure||(BBC 1982, Electron 1984)|
|*G08||Cube Master||(BBC 1982)|
|*G09||JCB Digger||(BBC 1983)|
|*G10||Chess||(BBC 1982, Electron 1983)|
|*G11||Maze||(BBC 1982, Electron 1984)|
|*G12||Sliding-Block Puzzles||(BBC 1982)|
|*G13||Meteors||(BBC 1982, Electron 1983)|
|*G14||Arcadians||(BBC 1982, Electron 1984)|
|*G15||Planetoid||(BBC 1982, Electron 1984)|
|*G16||Super Invaders||(BBC 1982)|
|*G17||Castle of Riddles||(BBC 1982, Electron 1984)|
|*G18||Missile Base||(BBC 1982)|
|*G19||Countdown to Doom||(BBC 1982, Electron ROM Cartridge 1984)|
|*G20||Draughts & Reversi||(BBC Model A & B 1982, Electron 1983)|
|*G21||Snooker||(BBC 1983, Electron 1984)|
|*G22||Starship Command||(BBC 1983, Electron 1983)|
|*G23||Hopper||(BBC 1983, Electron 1984)|
|*G25||Kingdom of Hamil||(BBC 1983)|
|*G26||Crazy Tracer||(BBC 1983, Electron 1984)|
|*G28||Free Fall||(BBC 1983, Electron 1984)|
|*G29||Meteor Mission||(BBC 1984)|
|*G30||Gateway to Karos||(BBC 1983)|
|*G31||Boxer||(BBC 1984, Electron 1984)|
|*G34||Black Box & Gambit||(BBC 1984)|
|*G36||The Seventh Star||(BBC 1984)|
|*G38||Elite||(BBC 1984, Electron 1984)|
|*G39||Firebug||(BBC 1984, Electron 1984)|
|*G42||Go||(BBC 1984, Electron 1984)|
|*G44||Revs 4 Tracks||(BBC 1985) extra tracks for the main game|
|*G46||Magic Mushrooms||(BBC 1985, Electron 1985)|
There are also a number of completed but unreleased games that have found their way into the public domain such as Crazy Balloon, Hellforce and Bandit that date from around 1983.
Acornsoft also published and distributed a range of educational software developed by ASK (Applied Systems Knowledge) that were widely used in schools running BBC Micros. These included Podd (find out which actions a red blobby character can perform eg jump, smile, dance), Squeeze (a two player strategy game of squeezing shapes onto a board) and Cranky (solve maths problems to repair a living calculator). These titles were part of the official Acornsoft catalogue (eg Podd was E26) and ran on both the BBC Micro Model B and Acorn Electron. Acornsoft also distributed other ranges of educational programs devoped by companies such as ICL, Good Housekeeping and Bourne but they are not considered part of the official catalogue.
The Ivan Berg Software range was also mainly educational but had its own distinct code (XBX?? - all other Acornsoft titles began with S eg the Education range on BBC Micro cassettes would be SBE??). This included the 6 Grandmaster Quizzes (Theatre, Crime & Detection, Music, History, Science Fiction and Royal), relationship aids "..I Do" Your Guide to a Happy Marriage and The Dating Game and GCE/CSE revision guides.
The series continues but mainly with add-on products for the VIEW word processor such as ViewIndex (an automatic index generator) and ViewSpell (spell-checker) as well as newer versions.
The range took on various themes including the Linkword foreign language titles.