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Arena 3000

Arena 3000

Arena 3000

"A good version of an arcade classic."
Electron User

"As a version of Robotron, it's OK - your man rushes around frenetically enough blasting away at the mutants. But this is a game strictly for fans of the genre."
Personal Computer Games


It is the year 3000, can you destroy each wave of Killer Robots as they attack and rescue the Humanoid Survivor? Wave after wave of different Robots try to corner you in the Galactic Arena. Will you win? High speed arcade action game. Full colour graphics with sound. Machine language.


It is the year 3000 A.D. The chief form of entertainment is the arena, where humanoids battle with mutants. Your only defence is a death ray, which always fires in the direction of travel.

Usually, the mutants will only die after being hit several times. You die instantly if you touch, or are touched, by a mutant.

As you clear each wave of mutants, they will be replaced by more of a different type. You start the game with three "lives" but gain an extra one for each 20,000 points.

First decide how you are going to control the game. There are three options:

  1. Keyboard
    Press the SPACE BAR to start.
    Use the keys as follows:
    Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Fire
  2. Single Joystick
    Press a FIRE button to start.
    Use the joystick on which you pressed the FIRE button to control your movement.
  3. Dual Joysticks
    Press D to start.
    Use the 'left' joystick to move and the 'right' joystick to control direction of shooting. Shooting is continuous so you don't have to worry about fire buttons as well!

With options 1 and 2, you always shoot in the direction in which you last moved. With option 3, the direction of shooting is controlled with the right-hand joystick.

During the game, the S and Q buttons will turn the sound on and off respectively. If you want to answer the phone or draw breath, you can pause the game by pressing the SHIFT LOCK button and continue again afterwards by pressing CAPS LOCK.

Top Ten Scores

If your score is in the Top Ten, you will be asked for your name to identify you in the 'Hall of Fame'.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Dec 1984
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Arena 3000 (Cassette)
Arena 3000 (5.25" Disc)
Arena 3000 (3.5" Disc)