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Summer Olympiad

December 6, 2019 AtariCrypt

Who’d have thunk it, yet another sports game here on the Crypt – a website by the least sporty guy on the planet! (Hang on, I enjoy watching NASCAR… Well, from the comfort of my sofa!). Okay, here we have TyneSoft’s 1988 hit Summer Olympiad which features five Olympic events …

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Frogs [v1.2 update]

December 2, 2019 AtariCrypt

I’ve been given an opportunity to playtest the latest alpha v1.2 update of Frogs by Thomas Ilg. I previously featured this cool game what feels like a lifetime ago, but Thomas didn’t stop there and has made some improvements: faster code, additional Atari STe features and some interesting ideas – …

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Seconds Out

November 23, 2019 AtariCrypt

Do you remember a game called Frank Bruno’s Boxing on the ZX Spectrum? Well, it looks like the folk over at Tynesoft did when they released Seconds Out in 1988. As in the Speccy game, we’re in a boxing ring fighting ugly dudes and the action is viewed ringside from …

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Road Wars

November 17, 2019 AtariCrypt

For the most part, my Super Pack run has been a glowing success featuring lots of brilliant Atari ST games. Okay, there’s been a couple of bumps along the way, but that’s only to be expected and even Atari wasn’t able to please everybody all of the time. Although I …

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Return To Genesis

November 9, 2019 AtariCrypt

Firebird released Return To Genesis the same year I got my Atari ST and it was developed by the incredible “ST Dream Team”. Yup, Steve Bak, Pete Lyons and David Whittaker: three masters in their own field. These guys pushed the ST without ever resorting to excuses or using a …

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Quadralien

November 2, 2019 AtariCrypt

I must admit that Quadralien wasn’t something I was looking forward to. I remember being completely bemused by this puzzler back in 1988 so I was dreading booting it up again – and having to write something interesting!! So, cautiously, I inserted the floppy disk into my beloved Atari ST …

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Marble Madness

October 18, 2019 AtariCrypt

Of all the games in this wonderful Super Pack collection, it is (ironically) Atari’s own Marble Madness which I was looking forward to the least. I’ve never played the arcade original but I did have a number of clones back in my Sinclair ZX Spectrum days – and I hated …

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Eddie Edward’s Super Ski

October 11, 2019 AtariCrypt

So far, my Super Pack adventure has been very strong with some huge titles: Arkanoid II Revenge of Doh, Beyond the Ice Palace, Black Lamp and Buggy Boy. All are searchable right here and all are sweet Atari ST classics. However, there’s always an exception and it was Chopper X. …

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Chopper X

September 29, 2019 AtariCrypt

Chopper X is a vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up released in 1989 by Paradox that places us in the seat of an Assault Helicopter which is armed with Viper Air To Ground missiles to battle against hoards of bad guys. The blurb says this pushes the ST with its stunning graphics …

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Buggy Boy

September 21, 2019 AtariCrypt

After the joy of Arkanoid 2, we continue our trip through Super Pack land with Beyond the Ice Palace and Black Lamp. However, both are already featured right here on AtariCrypt [click their links] so let’s move onwards to another ST favourite of mine, Buggy Boy!! Now, those with a …