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BoinkSave Screensaver

May 25, 2018 AtariCrypt

Here’s an interesting piece of software which I found on Atari ST User’s August 1992 cover disk. It’s a screensaver by Damien M. Jones which works really well and can even be configured to use different graphics along with altering the screen’s timeout. I love finding programs like this and …

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Interphase

May 21, 2018 AtariCrypt

It’s time for some more box art and today we have the beautiful starglider itself, Interphase by Image Works. Now, IIRC this was given away for free on a cover disk so just about every ST guy had a copy. However, I’ve never actually "owned" it, so I was extremely …

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Tempest 2000 Music Demo

May 20, 2018 AtariCrypt

Tempest 2000 was/is an incredible gaming experience and sure made the Atari Jaguar roar like a beast. Then I remembered this recording I made of Effect’s awesome Atari STe Music Disk which is pretty darn cool and brought back many happy memories. So grab yourself a copy right now from …

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Battle Command

May 19, 2018 AtariCrypt

Late last year I planned to feature Atari’s BattleZone but I couldn’t get to grips with it and, no matter how much I tried, I found it sluggish with lethargic controls that just didn’t feel right. In fact, I hated it and came away quite upset by this disappointment but …

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Muzzy

May 15, 2018 AtariCrypt

Muzzy was featured in ST Format (#58) and is a budget puzzler by Enigma Software Developments. It caught my eye because I liked the old skool style visuals, plus it’s something I’ve never actually played before!! I believe that it should be compatible with both the ST and STe (sadly, …

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ST Globe

May 14, 2018 AtariCrypt

In a time long ago, when there were no fancy search engines, we had to read something called a "book" and if we wanted to chat with someone then that would mean leaving the bedroom and popping out to meet up – for a real conversation. A crazy time, right? Well, …

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Capy

May 12, 2018 AtariCrypt

Capy is a twist on the Sokoban theme and was released in 1998 for the Atari Falcon by YesCREW. We are a shiny ball who desires refuge within an exit tile that is usually located on the other side of the screen. Initial levels are easy and break you in …

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Galactic Conqueror

May 9, 2018 AtariCrypt

Some days I wanna keep things simple and just enjoy blowing stuff up. Galactic Conqueror is a favourite of mine because it fits the bill perfectly and allows me to indulge in stress-busting, mindless violence. This kill ’em all is kinda like a mash of Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom, Afterburner …

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Automation

May 7, 2018 AtariCrypt

Forget Elvira and Maria Whittaker because this is the sexiest screen your Atari ST will ever display!! :@) [ Automation CD151 / Antic Cyber Graphics HiSTory ] …

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Rumbo

May 5, 2018 AtariCrypt

Rumbo is a flick-screen platformer developed in STOS by Pete Halloran and isn’t too dissimilar to Rick Dangerous with more than its fair share of <cough> similarities. The story is simple, our girl has been kidnapped by something hideous so it’s time to dress like Rambo before tooling-up to begin …