Memories! Leave Me Alone!
I had one of these for years, until it died from being lugged around. It was a brilliant machine, by far a leader in it's class - what a spec. out of the box!
Mine was used for BASIC programming practise but really came into it's own with the Front Panel assembler system - I wrote the assembler code for a home-brew digital sampler / reverb machine (Still got the listing somewhere!) which had 512KB of SRAM as I worked for a major telecoms firm repairing stuff and SRAM was cheaply available :-)
The software development cycle used was laborious by today's standards : Write the code and copy it to a battery-backed (PP3, 7805) SRAM via a homebrew interface board (74LS138, 74LS245, 74LS00, VeroBoard with VeroWire - anyone remember them?) and make sure it worked on the real hardware, then once it did, I'd take the SRAM to work, load it into the EPROM programmer and actually turn it into Firmware!
I even got my employer out of the brown stuff with it when someone went postal and scrubbed some all-important Z80 firmware - hex editing was never so much fun, and I got to show off my marvelous Memotech toy (And comparitively 'funky' I/F Board) to my colleagues.
There was only ever one game I played on it - 'Maxima', written by a 'D. Richie' and published by a software house (Name maybe 'Psi'?) based on the Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry. Co-incidentally, I ended up working with the very same Doug Richie a number of years later - turns out we'd been working for the same firm for ages all along (He was a 'Softie', I was a 'Hardie' at the time). We got a decent jolly off to Atlanta, GA.
That machine taught me more about software and hardware than anything else, was invaluable, and is sadly missed.
Pint is for Doug if he reads this, and the machine's design team for doing it :-)