It had to happen - I did warn Al that one day I would unleash this little Oric lot of beauties on to your retinas so don;t blame me if your eyes hurt afterwards....LOL! Actually, quite a few are duplicates in that they are the same title only released with different inlays or versions (ie. Oric-1 vs Atmos). Here we go, first up, me French titles or me little frenchies as I call em: ABOVE & BELOW - Baz's Frenchies (plus UK IJK & Tansoft clamshell titles) - approx 80 in that little lot. Next up, some of my more interesting and collectable / bigger boxed titles - all UK: About 26 there so running total now approx 106 tapes. And now on to the cased collection: ABOVE: top left box (40 tapes) has smaller relatively unknown s'ware houses; top middle are similar obscure Oric tape types (32) whereas top right (again 32 tapes) are mainly PSS (Personal Software Services) tapes and they had quite a decent catalogue - see here: PSS tapes also feature bottom right as do the famous Durell Software house and their big one for the Oric was of course Harrier Attack (32 tapes). Then bottom left are Tansoft titles - the Oric inhouse software producer (36 in that case). So, what we got here then in the cases: 40+32+32+32+36 = 172 tapes + our running total of 106 = 278 tapes. ABOVE: Three more boxfuls, Oricians: rarer ones far left, middle box more Tansoft titles and some Oric mag listings and data tapes (I won't count those) and far right the big box Tansoft Gruneberg language series and also some Severn Software titles - another software house which produced a fair few tapes for Oric users to play and collect. I count (approx) another: 40 + 16 + 22 = 78. Add that to the running total and we have 356 tapes. A closer look at the box far left shows some nice rarities: Eg. There's Manic Miner bottom right - the Oric version is meant to be arguably the best of all released by Software Projects. There's the one and only release from Artic - Asteroids (I covered this Hull s'ware house on Atari Sector a few years back); there's also the only 2 release from Virgin Games - Them and Killer Caverns. There's the only release ever to come from Bug Byte - The Castle (an adventure game rumoured to be so bugged you cannot complete it!) and finally there's Bridlington s/ware house Taskset's only release for the Oric too - Dig Dog (which still annoys me to this day as I bought it for my Atmos and guess what... it only runs on the Oric1!). ABOVE: These are all unashamed back up copies - not a single original amongst em - even the Operation Gremlin tape is a (photo)copy! Still, some rare birds here and there. I won't count these though. Another 12 in this little Sony box, guys, incl the uber rare Football Manager. Hand on heart, I've got about 20 or so more which are kicking about in various drawers and on the shelves in the man cave, so let's add that final 32 to the running total to make a grand total (approx) of: 388 Oric tapes. It's approx lads, and I would say that maybe 80-90 are duplicates but with subtle or clear differences in their inlays/artwork/ ROM versions so about 300 different games/utils etc. Not a bad collection? OK, I've showed you mine - where's your big haul, big boy?!