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Droid Special Edition

April 24, 2021 AtariCrypt

Missing: One DroidDroid was originally developed by MP Lord (he of Hoog fame!!) and was a smash hit that saw a sequel three years later. Sadly, neither of these games supported the enhanced hardware of the Atari STe which meant chip fx, flick-scrolling and a fair bit of slowdown when …

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50 ST games you have to play

April 17, 2021 AtariCrypt

A new Atari ST book!I know, I know, I’m late to the party for this new goodie – a brand new book by non-other than Karl Morris to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Atari ST. A flabbergasting 50 games are featured along with segments for point & click games, …

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Sophélie

March 20, 2021 AtariCrypt

It’s all bums and boobs!Sophelie was once a goddess of heaven but has since been vanquished and left to roam the lands searching for her body. Why I hear you cry? Well, some kind soul has turned her into an albatross so she now spends her time flying through worlds …

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2nd Life

March 15, 2021 AtariCrypt

Let’s go back to the days of Starsky & Hutch and Asteroids!Most people might think it’s pretty stupid to emulate a retro computer using a retro computer? Thankfully, not me because I’ve found something rather incredible called 2nd Life. It’s a TRS-80 Model III emulator by Sander Berents and is …

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Lotus Turbo Esprit #AtariSTe

March 7, 2021 AtariCrypt

Preview Release #1Exciting news alert folks!! Massive progress is being made to the Atari STe upgrade of Lotus Turbo Esprit and today, I have been given the latest development version which has replaced the chirpy sound effects for roaring samples. They’re taken from an unknown computer made sometime in the …

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Frenetic

March 6, 2021 AtariCrypt

Cor Blimey!Those with a good memory may remember seeing Frenetic here on AtariCrypt about five years ago but my review was, ahem, less than favourable. If I remember correctly, the graphics were nice and I thought the gameplay was well-balanced yet I oddly rated it as nothing more than a …

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Yet Another Atari RAM Test

March 5, 2021 AtariCrypt

Got a spare couple of hours?It’s been yonks since I posted anything in our Software section and I’ve just found myself a Ram testing utility that I think is the bee’s knees. Yet Another Atari RAM Test, by Christian Zietz, rolls through a number of intense tests that execute in-depth …

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Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge

February 21, 2021 AtariCrypt

Looks like 2021 might not suck after all?Today is a great day because I’ve just been given the honour of playtesting a preview of Jonathon Thomas’ enhanced Lotus Turbo Esprit for the Atari STe. He’s been working on this project for a while, on and off, to improve the original …

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Jim Power in Mutant Planet

February 17, 2021 AtariCrypt

Your name is Power, Jim Power! Jim Power In Mutant Planet was released by Loriciel in 1992 where we play as a member of the Special Warfare Unit. These are in charge of the President’s personal security and (of course) his daughter was kidnapped by evil beings who infest a …

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BBC #48

February 14, 2021 AtariCrypt

I thought it was about time I featured another Menu Disk and this time we have the 48th release by Bad Brew Crew. The menu itself is quite good with their logo, scroller and some rather nice digi-music to enjoy before deciding which game to play. There are two options …