A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… No, wait, wrong game!! Okay, let me start again, many moons ago a good friend of mine [Tom!] surprised me with a gift sent all the way from the land of the Vikings. Inside was a beautifully preserved -sealed- copy of Kult, something I had never played before in my life. He was adamant that this was a true 16-bit classic and I remember it receiving good reviews, with Atari ST User scoring it a perfect ten. Wow!!
Okay, let’s play…
[update Saturday, May 27th]
I’ve been getting to grips with this game today but the hard drive version fails to work for me (I think it’s my SD Card) so I went for the floppy version, linked below, by Zuul and this worked perfectly. Well, after a couple of hours, I am blown away by this incredible and captivating game. The user interface might first appear confusing and quite laboured but in fact, it’s actually anything but because navigation is a breeze. I also love how the rooms are titled, which certainly helps me a bunch!
I’m currently getting to grips with the locations and examining everything I see in the rooms. Objects are often tripped-out and plain silly – I’ve just polished the eyeballs on a fountain to get it working, why I’m not exactly sure yet but I’ve done it. I have also chatted to some strange looking fellas, so I followed them and used the attack function. Won this battle but then his friends ate the corpse!
I laughably love using the brain to select various instructions, such as inspect, attack, and talk. What a strange yet oddly obvious way to make decisions!! I’ve also learned not to trust people, I walked into a dark room and somebody told me to follow them. Stupid that I am, I did just that and promptly fell through a trap into a water-filled pit. Here, I was eaten alive by some kind of monster! Great…
This game is so different to anything I’ve played before. I love how its storyline is deep and involving but never overwelming. I feel that I’ve only just scratched the surface of what will be a unique experience!
– 8BitChip has created a version to be installed onto your hard drive.
– Various floppy disks feature Kult and I recommend Zuul #195 via Stonish.
– Wasabim has recorded a brilliant youtube video.
– Atari ST User scored Kult 10/10 in every way!! [AtariMania]
– There are lots more of my Atari ST box art right here on AtariCrypt :*)