I think it's easy to say they missed a trick now. At the time, Acorn felt like a tarnished brand - with all the (relative!) optimism around the market at that time, people felt they wanted something *new* and exciting.
Personally, I think the whole situation with ROL/Castle missed a trick, and probably spelt doom for the platform - we needed one company developing RISC OS. But maybe that's a discussion for another time.
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Star Fighter 3000: The Next Generation review Star Fighter 3000: The Next Generation was born from the 3D0 version of the original SF3K that was ported back to RISC OS and this year freed from programmers' hard discs for the platform to enjoy, writes Andrew Weston. In this review Andrew weighs up much-improved graphics and sound against playability and stability. 19 comments, latest by AW on 9/12/08 8:45PM. Published: 17 Nov 2008