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Time Slices

March 22, 2019 AtariCrypt

I sometimes receive requests for game reviews or demos which somebody’s not seen since back in the day. Today, I was asked by STS to make a video of Time Slices by Defence Force for his awesome demoscene blog. This is a monochrome demo for the Atari STe which was …

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Sam Nasty

March 10, 2019 AtariCrypt

It’s always a pleasure to see something new in development for our beloved Atari ST but Sam Nasty is a little different. This cute puzzle-based platformer was developed back in the early 90s using STOS by Jerome Mahieux. Oddly, he never released it, but recently found the disks and here …

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Box Art help

March 3, 2019 AtariCrypt

As you guys probably already know, I enjoy sharing my personal Atari ST games collection within our Box Art section (three pages!). However, it’s pretty tough getting the capture – as I manually try to line up the phone without shaking too much!! In fact, it’s often pure luck when …

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Missile Command

February 8, 2019 AtariCrypt

[ my video recording shows both colour and monochrome games ] Straight out of the golden age of Atari’s retro gaming archives is Missile Command, a phenomenal shooter I played a lot but possibly more so on my old Speccy thanks to Ocean’s Armageddon, a fantastic conversion. This cold war …

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TOS Legends

February 4, 2019 AtariCrypt

After checking out Hibernated 1 This Place is Death, I did a little surfing and ended up finding something called TOS Legends by Sébastien Claret. Now, I’ve never seen this before but thought it was pretty darn cool from the moment I first tried it. There is a download for …

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Time Soldier

December 19, 2018 AtariCrypt

The conversion of Time Soldiers was released in 1989 by Electrocoin and is based on the vertically shoot ’em up which isn’t too dissimilar to something like Ikari Warriors. The story goes that big bad Gylend has captured a few of our friends, who are now held captive in different …

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Ballerburg

December 14, 2018 AtariCrypt

[This is the wonderful Atari ST game because I have no way to record off my phone!] Let me start by saying that I never play "mobile" games. However, I was in my car bored stupid (it didn’t take very long) and I remembered that Eckhard Kruse’s Ballerburg has been …

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Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

December 11, 2018 AtariCrypt

Atari Legend is having a fantastic run-up to Christmas by releasing something special every day throughout December. It wasn’t until the 7th when they released a hdd-patched version of Ultima 5 did I become interested. For some reason, I’ve not played any Ultima but this one looks especially interesting so …

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MANDELST

December 9, 2018 AtariCrypt

MandelST is a new fractal generator developed in GFA Basic by Manos Kantzos (thanks to GeoAnas for the heads-up). I love messing about with funky fractals and this program is a cinch to use – which is a good thing for me! Mandelbrot/Julia productions can be generated within moments but …