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Burger Dream

January 19, 2018 AtariCrypt

Burger Dream is Reisoft’s spin on Clowns & Balloons which has us helping a Ronald McDonald lookalike to collect flying burgers. Imagine Breakout with a dollop of Space Invaders – but replace the aliens with juicy hamburgers!

Ronald is left to feel the wind in his wig because we are in …

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ANTIC Interview 323 – Orson Scott Card, Compute! Books

January 18, 2018 ANTIC

Orson Scott Card, Compute! Books   Orson Scott Card is a Hugo Award winning, best-selling science fiction author, perhaps best known for his 1985 novel, Ender’s Game.    But we’re not here to talk about that — because for about nine months, Orson Scott Card was an editor at Compute! …

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NIBE

January 17, 2018 AtariCrypt

NIBE is a Nibbler / Snake game developed by Marc Bourlon in the late 80s and eventually released in 1991. An ever-greedy snake slithers the screen, chomping his way through every apple but his gluttony makes him longer and longer with each bite. So it’s our job to safely guide …

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Breakout

January 14, 2018 AtariCrypt

Breakout is a desk accessory that lets us play a game of brick-busting on the GEM desktop. It’s a favourite of mine which I had installed on my boot drive back in the day and I remember marvelling at the multitasking capabilities of my lovely Atari ST computer! This seemed …

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Holocaust

January 13, 2018 AtariCrypt

Holocaust is an (unreleased) vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up developed by Dattrax Software and later given away in ST Format. It’s incredibly fast and features lots of sprites zooming across the screen with plenty of bonuses to collect and bosses to kill. There are a couple of nice mini-intros which you …

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Sector One Music Disk

January 12, 2018 AtariCrypt

Sector One is a music disk by Denis Huguet (ST Ghost) that pushes the DMA audio hardware to its limits with a selection of stereo tunes, some of which feature 8 + 16-channels. Quite mindblowing and certainly proves the power lurking underneath the grey plastic case. We also have options …

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Special Forces

January 10, 2018 AtariCrypt


Look what the postman has just delivered today: Special Forces, which is the sequel to Airborn Ranger and released in 1992 by gaming gods MicroProse. Actually, I’ve wanted this for a very long time so I’m extremely excited and eagerly looking forward to getting my teeth into this over the …

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Frankenstein

January 7, 2018 AtariCrypt


Let’s kick the new year off with some awesome box art from my own collection. I bought Frankenstein for only a couple of quid and instantly fell in love with the comical artwork plus I don’t own anything else by Zeppelin so it’s a sweet addition to my personal collection. …