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shooter.prg

April 2, 2022 AtariCrypt

When nerds play…I’m not big on social media, as you know, but one of the reasons I remain on the cesspool that is Twitter is to follow people like Jonathan Thomas. Yep, that same dodgy fella who developed Pole Position for the Atari STe and then dared to update Lotus …

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Title-Designer

March 31, 2022 AtariCrypt

Let’s play…By sheer chance, I found another demo/intro maker the other day and it’s also something I’ve never actually seen before. It was released in 1987/89 for the Atari ST by Hans-Conrad Stamm. That’s right, The Blade Runners! Just when you think you know your ST stuff, something appears out …

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Persistence Of Vision

March 20, 2022 AtariCrypt

Menu Disk #099POV was one of the best demo-packer groups for the Atari ST. They made 165 compilation disks, most programmed by Mac Sys Data, with fellow members including Ozymandias, Boris, Gonzo, Aly, and Dr Syne. Numerous disks featured music by Tao, Lotus, An Cool, David Whittaker, Ben Daglish, and …

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Persistence Of Vision

March 20, 2022 AtariCrypt

Menu Disk #099POV was one of the best demo-packer groups for the Atari ST. They made 165 compilation disks, most programmed by Mac Sys Data, with fellow members including Ozymandias, Boris, Gonzo, Aly, and Dr Syne. Numerous disks featured music by Tao, Lotus, An Cool, David Whittaker, Ben Daglish, and …

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Hector vs The Mutant Vampire Tomatoes From Hell

March 12, 2022 AtariCrypt

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes?Hector vs The Mutant Vampire Tomatoes From Hell was released in 1993 by Pete Whitby of Jetpac fame (remember that superb conversion?). Of course, this is a platformer based loosely on the Space Panic theme and first begins with a fascinating demoscene-like presentation. It even has …

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The Chaos Engine

March 11, 2022 AtariCrypt

Run. Shoot. Kill. Kill some more!Hello and welcome to another slice of Atari ST history from my own collection and this time it’s the Gauntlet shooter, The Chaos Engine by the Bitmap Brothers. For some reason, I didn’t buy the game back in the day and I’m unsure why… Ah, …

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The Chaos Engine

March 11, 2022 AtariCrypt

Run. Shoot. Kill. Kill some more!Hello and welcome to another slice of Atari ST history from my own collection and this time it’s the Gauntlet shooter, The Chaos Engine by the Bitmap Brothers. For some reason, I didn’t buy the game back in the day and I’m unsure why… Ah, …

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Rodney v KFC

March 6, 2022 AtariCrypt

Zinger Burger anyone?Rodney is a cool chap who loves his Atari ST and meeting up with fellow friends. One day, he was happily on his way to the Dullsville copy party until he had his compact disk collection stolen by KFC Gang. No, not that tasty fried chicken place but …

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Sealed for 32 years

March 5, 2022 AtariCrypt

Chronicles Of OmegaI’ve returned to browsing through eBay after a few years away and, lo and behold, I see a sealed copy of one of my favourite platformers, Chronicles Of Omega. Yes, one of my favourites I actually said that. Please note, I am not saying that it’s one of …

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Toogle

February 15, 2022 AtariCrypt

Argh, I keep saying Toggle!Decades after being told the Atari ST had died, here is yet another brand new game thanks to Côté Gamers. It’s a puzzler by demo crews Dune (José Martins) and Sector One (François Galea & Denis Huguet). Each screen has a 5×5 board of large square …