Archive for December, 2008

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Bubble Bobble Review

December 27, 2008

The Christmas period is over, my spare time returns, and the prolonged absence of our beloved Atari Legend is proving the old adage “You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” Here’s hoping that it’s up and running again soon, its loss would be to great to bear for the clutch of ST gamers still out there. Still, the show must go on, and without AL’s guiding hand I must pick my own game to review. Why not pick an absolute cracker then? OK, I will!


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Matty doesn’t like Heartland

December 13, 2008

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Matty On Games’ latest review is of STOSSER’s Heartland. Matty is not impressed by Heartland’s casual feel, ripped-off graphics and lack of collision-based threats, but I think he’s overlooked a few things. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Stay Atari! Part 4: Bob Fossil’s Sudokuniverse

December 11, 2008

Atari ST game releases are very rare these days. Atari ST sudoku games are even rarer. Atari ST sodoku games based in the world of a cult BBC comedy are about as rare as rocking horse shit. Well, maybe not quite that rare anymore as no rocking horse (to my knowledge) has ever feculated, but this year someone has made an Atari ST sudoku game based upon the characters of the BBC’s Mighty Boosh.

 

And that's why I don't like cricket.

And that's why I don't like cricket.

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Pandora’s Hard Drive

December 9, 2008

Old Atari ST programmer John Leather reckons he has a Supra hard drive full of his old unpublished, unreleased games, demos and dev software. Most notably amongst these, a “little gem of a game” called The Lost World (here’s hoping it isn’t a Jurassic Park license). Unfortunately, his drive is knackered (lazzy band troubles). He is currently trying to jimmy it back into action, and if he succeeds he promises to share the games within. Good times! 

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Thanks to Jamie Woodhouse for the photo.

That’s not all: he is also friends with James Woodhouse of Qwak and Nitro fame, who also has unreleased stuff he wishes to share. So very soon, we could be inundated with a glut of new stuff to play! I’ll keep you posted. Have a look at the Atari-Forum thread.

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Atari ST In Print: Retro Gamer Load 58

December 7, 2008

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Those cheerful chaps over at Retro Gamer have served up a festive Christmas treat for Atari ST fans. This month’s issue features a whole 8 pages dedicated to our favourite 16-bit wonder machine. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Matty’s back on the wagon!

December 3, 2008

The Atari ST PD game reviewing wagon that is! This time, Matty turns his expert eye towards the STOS written Grandad and the Quest For The Holy Vest.

Thanks to Atari Legend for the piccie.

Thanks to Atari Legend for the piccie.

Once again it’s an informative and entertaining read from Matty, though there are a couple of unfair comparisons in there (see if you can spot them). Click here to read the review.