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GIANTS

March 28, 2020 AtariCrypt

This might come as a shock, but I don’t own any Atari ST compilations. Until now that is! Giants was released in 1989 by US Gold and is “a mammoth compilation of world beaters” according to the box. Inside a sturdy plastic case are lots of floppy disks for four …

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Liberator

March 22, 2020 AtariCrypt

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 that he didn’t need and there are some crackers which are new to me: Impact, Battle Chess, Targhan, Skidz, Mean 18, …

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The Adventures Of Robin Hood

March 19, 2020 AtariCrypt

I haven’t posted any box art from my collection in a long while – so I figured a guy in tights, lurking in the woods, was the perfect way to the end this bleak streak? The Adventures Of Robin Hood was released in 1991 by Millennium Software and is an RPG …

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S3:E2: Atari’s Biggest Mistake (part 1)

March 16, 2020 Jeff Fulton

Atari’s Biggest Mistake (part 1): The Day Atari Lost The Video Game War Summary What was Atari’s biggest mistake? To truly be inside The Vertical Blank is to ruminate on “what could have been.” For Atari, there are many “what could have been” moments. What if they produced …

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Temple of Apshai Trilogy

March 3, 2020 AtariCrypt

Temple of Apshai Trilogy was released all the way back in 1986 by Epyx with the ST conversion handled by Westwood, of Command & Conquer fame. The package features the original plus two expansion packs “Upper Reaches Of Apshai” and “Curse Of Ra”. However, Hellfire Warrior is oddly not included? …

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S5EB1 – Is This Thing On?

February 29, 2020 Inverse ATASCII

Podcast: Download This episode discusses the absence of episodes, some general life stuff, new editing tools, and test workflows.   Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States. …