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Ikari Warriors

August 13, 2018 AtariCrypt

Ikari Warriors came free with my first Atari ST and is something I’ve loved from the moment I loaded it up that Christmas morning back in 1987. Okay, it’s not perfect but Elite delivered the goods with a brilliant arcade conversion which is still one of my favourite games today. …

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RVF Honda

August 7, 2018 AtariCrypt

It’s time for more Atari ST box art from my collection with MicroStyle’s RVF Honda. I can’t lie and say this is the prettiest cover I’ve featured but the bike is a beauty so let’s open it up and take my new Honda for a ride… First things first, RVF …

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The Atari ST And The Creative People

August 1, 2018 AtariCrypt

  Marco Breddin has done it again!! After unleashing the jaw-dropping Breakin’ The Borders we finally have volume two, Beyond The Borders. I have only just received my copy which is a wonderful work of art detailing yet more hiSTory about the creative folk who made us gasp in awe. …

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Top 5 Random Games For The Atari ST

July 29, 2018 AtariCrypt

I thought it might be a good idea to select a handful of random Atari ST games and then see what happens. Most I have never played before but they’re all completely chosen at random for a fairly broad selection. Of course, everything is available on floppy disk but I …

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Cud Lee’s Quest

July 27, 2018 AtariCrypt

I remember playing this quirky platformer many years ago and I really enjoyed its alternative personality using some rather "odd" mechanics. Cud Lee (geddit?) was originally aimed at a younger audience with interesting child/tutor features but I also think there’s something quite charming about this platformer that could appeal to …

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Hong Kong Phooey

July 26, 2018 AtariCrypt

Once again, I’ve been plodding through my YouTube channel and found another silly video, Hi-Tec’s Hong Kong Phooey. This is a scrolling beat ’em up that begins with a cool intro which is based on the cartoon I watched as a kid – this certainly brought a smile to my …

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The Last Trooper

July 25, 2018 AtariCrypt

Last year, I spent several fantastic weeks enjoying Where Time Stood Still but was later left deflated because I also wanted to play The Great Escape, which is a truly outstanding affair. Alas, the Atari ST game was never meant to be, but wipe away those snowflake tears because there …

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Custodian

July 23, 2018 AtariCrypt

I’ve been going through my old video recordings and found this frantic 8-way shooter by Hewson. Programmed by Chris Hinsley, who also made the awesome Onslaught and Verminator, it features stunningly fast visuals by Nigel Brownjohn with absolutely outstanding audio all thanks to the magic of Dave Whittaker.    Attack!! Attack!! …

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Risky Woods

July 21, 2018 AtariCrypt

Another oldie from my YouTube channel and this time it’s Risky Woods developed by those Dinamic fellas who gave us a Marine with wiggly legs. This time we are Rohan, a young knife-wielding chap from a place called The Lost Land, a once-peaceful place protected by Monks. Well, it was …

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Monitor Switch Box

July 20, 2018 AtariCrypt

Okay, okay, it’s not exactly the modern option compared to what’s available these days but I love my old monitor switch box. If there’s one thing I dislike about the ST (no, it’s not the joystick ports) but swapping the cables when going from colour to mono. So, this little …