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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 …

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Lupo Alberto

December 8, 2018 AtariCrypt

Do you remember the excitement when Lupo Alberto was released back in 2015? Well, today I’ve taken another look because I was contacted by Luca Stradiotto who supplied a cheat code that enabled me to get much deeper into this *difficult* game. Otherwise, I’d have never stood a chance! However, …

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Clever & Smart

December 5, 2018 AtariCrypt

Magic Bytes released Clever & Smart back in 1987 which is a peculiar puzzler based on the original Spanish comic strip. We’re in an odd city and appear to play as two special agents – who are controlled at the same time. Okay, they’re hardly Mulder and Scully but these …

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Another World

November 30, 2018 AtariCrypt

Another World was released by Delphine Software back in 1991 and I feel this 16-bit legend is groundbreaking and something everyone will fondly remember? Gameplay feels like a cross between Prince Of Persia with dollops of Dragon’s Lair thrown in, which isn’t something this old retro gamer would normally be …

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Jason C. Brooke

November 18, 2018 AtariCrypt

Many of us enjoy the gorgeous chipmusic from games like Out Run, Flying Shark, Vixen, Starquake and Overlander. These and others were all created by Jason C. Brooke and are also some of my most favourite tunes from the 80s. I found Jason lurking on twitter so it wasn’t long …

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Robotz

November 17, 2018 AtariCrypt

Once again, we find ourselves in deep space onboard a ship which has been invaded – by robots. However, they are the most sluggish robots I’ve ever known so how these brutes managed this is anyone’s guess. Anyhow, as the last surviving crew member, we must eliminate them before they …

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Dungeon

October 19, 2018 AtariCrypt

Dungeon is a role-player released in 1993 by TC Basset for legends, Budgie UK. It uses the Talespin adventure game creator engine which is something I’ve personally never experienced before. Upon loading, we are greeted by a creepy dude (with an obvious blood pressure problem) who has an incredible sense …

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Goldrunner

October 16, 2018 AtariCrypt

It’s been a while since I posted into our Music section so I went looking for something extra special and then I remembered about this gem. It’s a Dark Rock remake of the Rob Hubbard original and it blew me away!! Okay, I’ll award 100 points if you can tell …

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The Atari ST and The Creative People

October 15, 2018 AtariCrypt

  It was only back in August when I posted just how impressed I was with volume 2 and, within the blink of an eye, Marco has the third instalment up on Indiegogo. The first two volumes are beauties and I’m expecting more of the same from the final part …