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AtariCrypt: Another World

Another World

Another World was released by Delphine Software back in 1991 and I feel this 16-bit legend is groundbreaking and something everyone will fondly remember? Gameplay feels like a cross between Prince Of Persia with dollops of Dragon's Lair thrown in, which isn't something this old retro gamer would normally be too eager about. However, this beauty is going straight into our Pixel Art section thanks to the stunning visuals created by Eric Chahi. Our adventure begins with a nice intro that nicely…

AtariCrypt: Black Tiger

Black Tiger

Black Tiger is one of those games that I have loved since day one and today I got to play it once again after what feels like a lifetime ago! It's a good arcade conversion but sadly, my old joystick doesn't work well moving diagonally... So you will see lots of silly mistakes in my video recording. Honestly, it's the joystick! This game is classic arcade fun - pick up that joystick and instantly you're having tons of fun leaping over the landscapes and pummelling monsters into oblivion. Each…

AtariCrypt: Box Art help

Box Art help

As you guys probably already know, I enjoy sharing my personal Atari ST games collection within our Box Art section (three pages!). However, it's pretty tough getting the capture - as I manually try to line up the phone without shaking too much!! In fact, it's often pure luck when it goes right and that's after taking dozens of lame photos... I've been looking to see what iOS apps can make my life easier and ended up finding something called 'Memories'. This is umm okay but the freebie…

AtariCrypt: Missile Command

Missile Command

[ my video recording shows both colour and monochrome games ] Let's take a big step back in time Straight out of the golden age of Atari's retro gaming archives is Missile Command, a phenomenal shooter which I played a lot, but more so on my old Speccy thanks to Ocean's Armageddon, a fantastic conversion. This cold war era shoot 'em up was all about protecting the cities of Zardon from a constant ballistic missile attack: aliens from Krytol noticed how prosperous Zardon is so want to…

AtariCrypt: Box Art help

Box Art help

As you guys probably already know, I enjoy sharing my personal Atari ST games collection within our Box Art section (three pages!). However, it's pretty tough getting the capture - as I manually try to line up the phone without shaking too much!! In fact, it's often pure luck when it goes right and that's after taking dozens of lame photos... I've been looking to see what iOS apps can make my life easier and ended up finding something called 'Memories'. This is umm okay but the freebie…

AtariCrypt: Missile Command

Missile Command

[ my video recording shows both colour and monochrome games ] Let's take a big step back in time Straight out of the golden age of Atari's retro gaming archives is Missile Command, a phenomenal shooter which I played a lot, but more so on my old Speccy thanks to Ocean's Armageddon, a fantastic conversion. This cold war era shoot 'em up was all about protecting the cities of Zardon from a constant ballistic missile attack: aliens from Krytol noticed how prosperous Zardon is so want to…

Atari ST games /|\ AtariCrypt: Go Ahead Make My Bed

Go Ahead Make My Bed

I figured I needed to make a silly video for Halloween and what better than Chainsaw Massacre by The Lost Boys? It's a short and nostalgically entertaining but also a fantastic example of the banter between ST groups. I love this a lot and ended the show with a beautifully-scary image taken from Halloween, by The Black Twins. Those of you who are too much of a wimp to watch a Swedish Carebear getting mutilated might be better off playing a game or two instead? The Atari ST has quite a large…

Atari ST games /|\ AtariCrypt: Party Seven!

Party Seven!

I was looking back through the AtariCrypt archives and came across Alien World, a sensational shoot 'em up oddly unknown to many. It was developed by Gary Antcliffe for Hi-Tec Software in 1992 and is a bit like Blood Money. He's also the man behind Blazing Thunder, Bomb Fusion, Future Bike Simulator, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, T-Bird and Yogi's Great Escape. So, I began to wonder what these other games might be like... - Alien World - Firstly, there's no need to rewrite any more of my junk…

Atari ST games /|\ AtariCrypt: Liberator

Liberator

I've been given what I can only describe as a fantastic gift of kindness! A good friend, and patron of AtariCrypt, has donated a box of Atari ST games he didn't need and there are some crackers which are new to me: Impact, Battle Chess, Targhan, European Soccer, Mean 18, Rock 'n Roll and Sky Fighter. Christmas has come early!! Well, add Liberator to that list. The box intrigued me with screenshots that appear a mix of Toobin' and Mystical. Like they both had a baby - then dropped it. Picked…

AtariCrypt: The Seven Gates Of Jambala

The Seven Gates Of Jambala

It's been ages since I posted any box art so let's end this dry run with something from my ST shelf... The Seven Gates Of Jambala was released in 1989 by Grandslam thanks to lots of talented sceners from Thalion. I actually bought this a few years ago and paid handsomely too. Not only is it Thalion, but it was sealed so in pristine condition: opening it was immense especially when I got close and breathed in that trapped 80s air... Mmm!! There are some big names associated with this…

AtariCrypt: Nightbreed - The Interactive Movie

Nightbreed - The Interactive Movie

I remember watching Nightbreed back in the day and absolutely loved it. Okay, it was a little cheesy but I'm a fan of most horror genres and Clive Barker never disappoints. It had such a different twist to its style and atmosphere and I loved the idea of Midian and its freaks being the good guys. Something I didn't expect at the time. Being the weirdo that I am, I would have loved to see Midian for myself one dark night - of course, armed with nothing more than a flashlight!! Alas, it was…

AtariCrypt: Boogey Man

Boogey Man

Scouring through the ST archives, I found something silly called Boogey Man, by Anthony Hamilton. The screenshots reminded me of an old 8-Bit game but, if I'm honest, it really isn't anything close to what I expected. This is a tough one to describe... but... we are Burt, a guy who loves to collect snot. Yup, snot! There is plenty of it popping up all over your screen in both small and large doses. But so are walls that block your path and nasties who can kill you instantly. A boogeyometer…

AtariCrypt: Faster Than Light: The Atari ST
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Faster Than Light: The Atari ST

Jamie Lendino of ExtremeTech has released a new book dedicated to the worlds best 16-bit computer. I've only just got the digital edition tonight but I've enjoyed flicking through some pages and to say I'm impressed would be a huge understatement. This is seriously good Stuff. Heck, even my little website gets a mention which is mind-blowing. Faster Than Light is crammed full and covers many different topics: from the history and range of different computers along with the various uses we…

AtariCrypt: Manic Miner (again!)

Manic Miner (again!)

It's amazing to think we have Manic Miner for the Atari ST. I still cannot believe it and to think that it all started as a cruel windup (a teasing picture of the starting screen). Peter, you are a cruel, cruel man lol Enough waffling because here is a video showing snippets from each of the twenty levels. Now, those with eager eyes (and ears) will notice that this is STILL unfinished (come on, Peter pull yer finger out mate!!!) but I'm sure you will still enjoy what is nothing short of an…

AtariCrypt: Sam Nasty

Sam Nasty

It's always a pleasure to see something new in development for our beloved Atari ST but Sam Nasty is a little different. This cute puzzle-based platformer was developed back in the early 90s using STOS by Jerome Mahieux. Oddly, he never released it, but has found the disks and here we are in 2019 with a beta to play! Upon loading, we're greeted by a nice title screen featuring help and other options to disable the sound effects/music. The game itself is a static-screen platformer and, with…