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Missile Command

February 8, 2019 AtariCrypt

[ my video recording shows both colour and monochrome games ] Straight out of the golden age of Atari’s retro gaming archives is Missile Command, a phenomenal shooter I played a lot but possibly more so on my old Speccy thanks to Ocean’s Armageddon, a fantastic conversion. This cold war …

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TOS Legends

February 4, 2019 AtariCrypt

After checking out Hibernated 1 This Place is Death, I did a little surfing and ended up finding something called TOS Legends by Sébastien Claret. Now, I’ve never seen this before but thought it was pretty darn cool from the moment I first tried it. There is a download for …

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Time Soldier

December 19, 2018 AtariCrypt

The conversion of Time Soldiers was released in 1989 by Electrocoin and is based on the vertically shoot ’em up which isn’t too dissimilar to something like Ikari Warriors. The story goes that big bad Gylend has captured a few of our friends, who are now held captive in different …

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Ballerburg

December 14, 2018 AtariCrypt

[This is the wonderful Atari ST game because I have no way to record off my phone!] Let me start by saying that I never play "mobile" games. However, I was in my car bored stupid (it didn’t take very long) and I remembered that Eckhard Kruse’s Ballerburg has been …

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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 …