Quotes & Recommendations

"The sound/audio work on these games is superb" - Wi-Fi Sheep

"luckily the level design is quite generous" - Wi-Fi Sheep

"game play similarities to the likes of BBC Micro titles Castle Quest, Citadel, and Palace of Magic" - Riscository

"The graphics are big and clear, the scrolling is smooth" - Icon Bar

"the game contains lots of nice little flourishes"

"let's just say that the game is really fun to play and this review took considerably longer to write than anticipated due to the 'extended' research!" - Acorn Arcade

Available to Buy for £ 10.99

We are pleased to announce that as of the 9th of May 2019 Escape from the Arcade version 1.01 is now available for download from the PlingStore and is priced at £ 10.99.

Alternatively you can purchase Mop Tops as a part of the AMCOG Games Puzzle Collection from ELESAR
See the news section for more information.


The arcade machine displays a warning sign and wiring hangs out precariously. You fiddle curiously with the controls and then feel a spinning sensation.

When you awaken you can see ghostly figure floating toward you and feel the cold hard stoney floor pressing into you.

You are trapped within the arcade machine due to a dimensional fault and must find a way out.

Summary of Game Play

Escape from the Arcade is a new RISC OS arcade puzzle game developed using AMCOG Developent Kit.

Within the game you can:

  • Collect, throw and use objects
  • Interact with friendly characters
  • Dodge video game aliens, goblins and ghosties
The game has some game play similarities with Castle Quest, Citadel and Palace of Magic from the BBC Micro.

The objective of the game is to escape the arcade machine within which you have unwittingly become trapped.

You are required to solve puzzles,interact with the friendly characters in the game and eat fruit to stay alive.


  • 16 million colour graphics
  • 4 original music tracks
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Animated puzzle objects and characters
  • Sound effects via RDSP
  • The ability to save your progress
  • Play as a male (Colin) or female (Carol) character
  • Free updates!
  • Full source code


Escape from the Arcade is compatible with RISC OS 4 on Virtual Acorn and RISC OS 5 on Raspberry Pi 1,2 & 3 Beagleboard and Pandaboard based systems, ARM X6, Titanium and RPCEmu.

Please note that for Raspberry Pi users, a minimum of the Raspberry Pi 2 is recommended.

Updates to Ecape from the Arcade are free.

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