Monday, 22 May 2017

Millenium 2.2 - Atari ST

This was an absolutely phenomenal space strategy game, and for some reason I thought the sequel (Deuteros) was never released on the ST - apparently I was wrong, so definitely going to be giving that a try sometime!

In the meantime, this is the end game sequence, which is a bit longer than I was intending to record as I made a stupid mistake and had to rebuild a huge spaceship (duh)...

World Class Rugby - Five Nations Edition - Atari ST

Absolutely terrific game, this.  Combines elegant simplicity with depth of game play options perfectly.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Kick Off 2 Videos

Are you ready for a whole heap of Kick Off 2 videos?  Of course you are!

I should just mention that something about recording these videos makes me suddenly far worse at the game itself.  Maybe it's knowing everyone will see the outcome of my efforts, or my lousy PC struggling to keep up the frame rate while recording and emulating simultaneously, I don't know.  But I am genuinely much better at Kick Off 2 than these videos show! 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Kid Gloves (Atari ST)

16-bit platformers were often most memorable to their SFX when you die, with Rick Dangerous' "wah!" being probably the most famous.  Kid Gloves' "oh no!" is up there though. :-D

Blitter Mania - Atari STE demo

Ah, remember the demo scene?   Watch in amazement at what your system can be made to do by skilled coders.  Here's one, not the best ever but some nice 3D animations.

Monday, 15 May 2017

John Barnes European Football (Atari ST)

It looks very nice with detailed player sprites and pitch etc, pity I'm so bad at it really!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Heroes of Might and Magic 2- intro (DOS)

Gave played 3 and 5 in this series before, but not 2... anyway, the intro's great (and considerably less corny than I remember the later games' intros being! :-D).

Friday, 12 May 2017

Burger Man (Atari ST)

There is of course a danger that playing this game might make you hungry...

The Way of the Exploding Fist (C64)

I'll admit it... I was trying to get used to the keyboard controls and didn't really know what I was doing here! :-D

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Super Cars International (DOS)

Haven't played it too much yet, but here's a short video of the first race and a bit of the second.

The Addams Family (Atari ST)

Pity they didn't do more with the idea than make a reasonable platformer... still, not bad exactly.

R.B.I. Baseball 2 (Atari ST)

Pretty decent graphics and animation on this one, and some nice voice samples. Naturally much better as a 2-player game!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Let's Play: Disc (Atari ST)

Great game, sadly my Let's Play doesn't really do it justice but it gives you an idea of what the game is like.

Don't forget to also check out the funky Intro to this game.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh - Atari ST

D'oh!  It's much harder than I remember it being!!

Let's Play: Chariots of Wrath (Atari ST)

This is quite an interesting game, a big series of mini-games basically, but it works very well.  As seems typical, when I was commentating on it while playing, I found that I didn't play the game very well! :-o

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Let's Play: Bad Company - Atari ST

I suspect your associations of being poor quality...

APB - Atari ST

All Points Bulletin - I made the mistake of videoing my very first attempt at playing this game... probably the best thing I can say about my attempt is that at least it didn't last long!! :-o

Friday, 28 April 2017

Video - Shufflepuck Cafe - Atari ST

I played this game incessently when I was younger until I could beat every player in the game (and that was no mean feat, let me tell you!) - sadly now that I'm older my reflexes aren't up to it, but at least I can still beat the first handful of opponents, including Biff Raunch.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Stunt Car Racer gameplay videos - Atari ST

Thanks to the joy of the STEEM emulator (for which I have only just found out about the SSE update - got to try this out!), I videoed myself racing a couple of tracks - perhaps the pressure of knowing it was recorded was all too much though, I managed to lose both races! Duh... (what a great game though!)

At some stage I will upload a video of myself actually racing well... :-o

Atari ST Gaming Videos

I've finally started taking my YouTube channel seriously... one of the things I'll be doing is uploading Atari ST gaming videos.  I'll post them here too but in the meantime, here's the link.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

Sometimes a game you remember quite fondly just doesn't stand the test of time.   Though it does quite well in that it's not simply a race against time as most of its contemplates, it struggles with bland graphics that don't give you much sense of speed.   The sound effects aren't much better.  From memory (not that reliable) it's pretty standard for an ST coin-op conversion at the time.  In later years some of them would get much better.