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Party Seven!

August 9, 2020 AtariCrypt

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 …

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Mr. Do! Run Run

July 25, 2020 AtariCrypt

It’s been a long time since I added something cool into our Pixel Art section so let’s fix that right now with what I personally consider to be a fantastic arcade conversion with utterly gorrrrrgeous visuals! Yep, it’s Mr Do! Run Run which was released in 1990 by Time Soldier …

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Dave Rogers

July 18, 2020 AtariCrypt

Dave Rogers is one of my favourite musicians who I’ve enjoyed listening to over the decades. However, that’s quite an odd statement when you consider his name is credited on only three Atari ST games (chip). Well, I don’t care about quantity because I could never forget my first Atari …

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War In Middle Earth

June 26, 2020 AtariCrypt

Games I have never played. . . I’ve had this golden oldie gathering dust for over 4 years now and I’ve never once booted it up. Yup, I’ve no idea why, but its three floppy disks have never seen the inside of my ST’s drive!. Heck, I’ve never even tried …

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Serenade #78

June 19, 2020 AtariCrypt

I really enjoyed the STAX #90 feature so figured I would do another one! This time we delve into the Serenade archives to see what’s lurking on one of their amazing 85 “PD” disks – nothing quite like keeping it legit? Anyhow, menu #78 appeared to stand out from the …

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Thank you to our Patreons!

June 10, 2020 AtariCrypt

Hello fellow ST Nutters!! As you might have guessed (by looking on the right side of this humble website) we have a Patreon page which wasn’t something I was particularly comfortable with at first. However, I’ve been blown away by the members of our community, having their support is massive …

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UBESWITCH

June 6, 2020 AtariCrypt

After more than two years, I can update our hardware section with my latest Atari ST purchase. Yep, I finally dumped my old monitor switch box for a Ubeswitch by Urban Jonsson, which I bought off the Exxos Web Store. It’s amazing how fantastic this thing works: plug it in …

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Minefield

June 5, 2020 AtariCrypt

You sunk my battleship!! – Everyone loves the Battleships board game? Well, I know I do! So here is Minefield by Donald Campbell which is kinda based on the idea only this time we’re driving tanks across a minefield made from 64 squares tiles. Our opponent is your …

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

May 31, 2020 AtariCrypt

I woke up early today and in the mood for demos! No idea why, but I started watching a few old video recordings whilst supping my coffee. Yes, it’s a weird way to spend those early hours when the family are still sleeping but… I’m weird. There are so many …

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Line Of Fire

May 26, 2020 AtariCrypt

Line of Fire was converted from the arcades in 1990 by Creative Materials for US Gold and is basically a “crosshair” shooter. It begins from behind enemy lines as we’re trying to escape never-ending hoards of angry bad guys. They’re annoyed because we’ve sneaked in and pinched their brand new …