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You can trace Super Sprint’s ancestry right back to the dawn of arcades with arguably the first ever sports simulator: Gran-Trak Read the rest of this entry »
Dave oldcorn’s PD pinball game Starball, heavily influenced by Devil Crash/Devil’s Crush/Dragon’s Fury (depending on where you live and what system you own) skill-shot its way onto the Atari ST in 1994 courtesy of Volume 11. I came across it on an ST Format cover disk, and was very surprised at the quality of a game given away as a freebie. Read the rest of this entry »
When news of this game first broke, I took one look at the screenshots over at RGCD and thought to myself: ‘Wow! A new shoot ’em up for the ST!’ as this is the first action game released for the ST for some time, and I was very excited. However, SimonSunnyBoy pointed out to me that r0x was not a shooter, but in fact an avoid-em-up, and a closer look at said screenshots and their lack of bullets (or any kind of projectyle) confirmed this. I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed.
With r0x nominated for season 2, round 21 of STOT (ST Off-line Tournament), I put my disappointment behind me and set about trying to get a high score and, boy! How miss-placed was my disappointment? Read the rest of this entry »
A new game! And it isn’t a puzzle game! And it looks bloody gorgeous!
image taken from pouet.net
r0x, a brand spanking new avoid ’em up is brought to you by TomChi (No Extra) and Heavy Stylus (RGCD). The current version is 0.98 and has been two years in the making. The eventful stop-start development cycle as well as details of the game can be found on Heavy Stylus’ RGCD website. Looking forward to getting my stick around this one! Review to follow…