Astro Marine Corps

February 16, 2018 AtariCrypt

Sometimes a game doesn’t need a longwinded storyline, cunning puzzles or life-sucking RPG elements. Sometimes all you want is a huge mother of a weapon (with unlimited ammo of course) and lots of baddies in need of urgent annihilation. Be happy because Dinamic’s AMC fits the bill with lots of …



February 14, 2018 AtariCrypt

Jake is a rather odd looking fella who exterminates bugs in a fantastic fantasy world of weird. However, this is as much as I currently know because I’ve never played it until today! Verminator’s graphics are jaw-dropping so my first play lasted mere seconds before I wanted to write this …


Killing Machine

February 11, 2018 AtariCrypt

Killing Machine is a vertically scrolling shoot ’em up by Atlantis Software. It’s set on a remote planet controlled by a giant brain who identifies you, and your sassy spaceship, as nothing less than invading vermin that needs to be wiped out (gee, thanks). The battlefield spans over three levels …


Rambo III

February 8, 2018 AtariCrypt

Rambo III was released by Ocean Software and is an overhead shoot ’em up not too dissimilar to other “Gauntlet” games like Into The Eagle’s Nest. I’m incredibly excited to finally own my own copy which I proudly add in AtariCrypt’s Box Art section thanks to the tremendous Hollywood artwork. …


Atari ST

February 7, 2018 AtariCrypt

Today I received my latest “Atari Games” mug thanks to Peter Jørgensen (Enduro Racer / YMT). No, they’re not all the same, just take a peep at their reverse-side which is pictured here. Peter even sent me the ZombieCrypt mug – probably because the slideshow I released last year was …



February 5, 2018 AtariCrypt

KillThings, by Orm of Digi Tallis is a first-person shoot ’em up in a similar vein to Wolfenstein but alas it was never finished. It’s playable and I must admit to being impressed by the speed of the game’s engine and its map function works like the one in Doom, …



February 4, 2018 AtariCrypt

When my hard disk decided to kick the bucket I replaced it with Lotharek’s Ultrasatan. Built like a tank, it’s incredibly versatile and obviously silent (the old hard drive sounded like a Vulcan Bomber taking off). Of course, I could have gone down the Cosmos/Gotek route but I would rather …