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Message started by aqua_hedgehog on 08.11.07 at 00:45:47

Title: Best Game for ST?
Post by aqua_hedgehog on 08.11.07 at 00:45:47
Not that I'm THAT retarded :P. I just wanna hear your shout-outs for the best ST games. Here's mine:
Rouge - Neat D&D style game. Don't listen to what others have to say.
Cybernoid - Unique shooting engine, challenging levels, rolled into a 3 1/2", 1.44MB Floppy Disk.
Top Gun - I'd play this on the ST any day instead of the NES version.
Joust - Fly around and bounce off your enemies' heads. FUN!
Bomb Jack - Jump around. Collect bombs. Have fun.
Golden Axe - The King of Beat em up's. Also the game that pushed the ST to its limits.
EDIT: More. Also fixed a spelling error.
Gauntlet - At my opinion, this would be THE game to introduce someonr to the series.
Time Bandit - Self-explanitory.
Missile Command 2 - Good port of an arcade classic.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 08.11.07 at 07:41:48

aqua_hedgehog wrote on 08.11.07 at 00:45:47:

Cybernoid - Unique shooting engine, challenging levels, rolled into a 3 1/2", 1.44KB Floppy Disk.


1.44KB you say? Mate, that must be the smallest disk drive known to man!  The rest of us lucky atarians were fortunate to use 360 or 720KB+ floppies!  ;D

Anyway... As for my favourites I'd have to say Oids, Xenon (not Xenon II), Wicked, Backlash (I still prefer this to the uber-rare Encounter), Nebulus, Puzznic, Wizzball, Paradroid 90, Rainbow Islands and all the more-recent Resevoir Gods/Paradize games too.  There are loads more, and one of the things I love about D-Bug's fix packs is that there's always something new I haven't played before - Quartz and Return To Genesis have been particularly enjoyable surprises.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by ggn on 08.11.07 at 08:19:27

aqua_hedgehog wrote on 08.11.07 at 00:45:47:
Golden Axe - The King of Beat em up's. Also the game that pushed the ST to its limits.


Care to elaborate on that? I don't remember any limits being pushed on this one. On the other hand I agree that it's a very good conversion. Now, if someone were to patch it for F030.... :P

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 08.11.07 at 08:35:18
Good point GGN, you've got me thinking now though...  What games, in D-Bug's opinion, really pushed the 16 Bit atari to it's limits?

No Second Prize?  Zero-5?  Stardust?  They're my suggestions...

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by CJ on 08.11.07 at 09:33:09
Virus :-)

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 08.11.07 at 09:53:21

CJ wrote on 08.11.07 at 09:33:09:
Virus :-)


Oh yeah - of course.

I have to admit that I've never quite got my head around Virus though - the limited field of view and control method result in the game being a little too awkward for me.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by mouse_master on 08.11.07 at 23:16:04
Some quick ones....

Gauntlet 2 - Excellent port
Bards Tale - Best version of the first volume IMHO
Defender of the Crown - Ami had better graphics, but the Atari version was better to play

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by simonsunnyboy on 08.11.07 at 23:22:11
D-Bug already did G2 :>
Dunno the number but was the menu released at Outline 2007.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 09.11.07 at 10:10:54

simonsunnyboy wrote on 08.11.07 at 23:22:11:
D-Bug already did G2 :>
Dunno the number but was the menu released at Outline 2007.


This is the 'best game' thread Simon, not the wish list!  :D

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by simonsunnyboy on 09.11.07 at 12:40:58
Hehe, I agree  ;D But it houldn't impose a problem  :P

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Snoopy on 10.11.07 at 11:41:49
Final Fight, with large sprites!
Rock 'n' Roll Clams, hardware scrolling.
Magic Boy, ST E-nhanced.
Fire and Ice (ste)
Virus is good for 1988.
Vroom,
Wings of Death
SleepWalker??
Lobotomy Invaders

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Saviour on 10.11.07 at 15:08:27
IŽd say it was Lethal Xcess. Enhancements for every hardware available, tons of sprites, superb music, excellent graphics...for me the best ST game ever!

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by ggn on 10.11.07 at 20:40:13
Well, there's only one team on the ST that gets my full respect: The Assembly Line. Fast code, original concepts (well, except Xenon II, but it was the Bitmaps' fault :P), playable games, what more can you ask for?

If I get to choose only one game from them, then it's got to be Interphase. An absolute dream! Plus it runs like a dream on my Falcons & TT :P

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by falkn on 11.11.07 at 00:06:03
I am surprised that the most OBVIOUS of game collections has not been mentioned.
Who here has not played a version of SOLITAIRE from Hoyles 1 or Hoyles 2?

Also a great strategy game called ANTAGO which is virtually unknown. (Devil VS. ANGEL)
I think that it is French in origin. I come back to this one frequently.

There are so many that have merit, such as ATARI games "9-LIVES" with cute graphics, great music
and superb platform puzzle playability.
MS.PACMAN and the SUPER SPACE INVADERS kicks ass for frantic actiion and speed.

I also like BLOCKOUT which is a 3D take on the old game of pong. It has an addictive nature and
fast gameplay.

GOBLINS 2 is just a hoot and has brain teasing puzzlers as well as comic action. You get to choose
between characters and try to make them work together.

For sheer graphic beauty, GUY SPY has that quality cartoon appearance and digital sound.
I have DRAGONS LAIR 1,2,3, and 4 and love the look. Game play is something of a  joke though.
I cannot say how 3 and 4 play since they are still sealed in cellophane.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 11.11.07 at 14:01:30

falkn wrote on 11.11.07 at 00:06:03:
I am surprised that the most OBVIOUS of game collections has not been mentioned.
Who here has not played a version of SOLITAIRE from Hoyles 1 or Hoyles 2?


Say what? I've never heard of them.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 11.11.07 at 14:14:34

ggn wrote on 10.11.07 at 20:40:13:

If I get to choose only one game from them, then it's got to be Interphase. An absolute dream! Plus it runs like a dream on my Falcons & TT :P


Oh yeah - I remember that one.  Fantastic 3D engine.  As I only had a cracked copy (and no manual) I never knew what I was supposed to do in it though...

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by falkn on 11.11.07 at 23:02:59
Interphase docs can be found on SEWER DOCS disk 14 according to my records.
They can be found online by following the links.

It is surprising that you have not heard of the Solitaire games I mentioned.
They were very popular here in USA.
They used the midi out to send music to your keyboard.
They are by SIERRA and newer versions continue to be available today, but for PC and MAC.
I don't know about the various game systems.

As for HOYLES SOLITAIRE 1 and HOYLES SOLITAIRE 2, I can post them if there is a place.

I have about 3000 commercial softwares, new, in boxes so it is not surprising that I would have
a couple that are obscure.

Sorry...no Pictures today.
I have been asked not to post them.

Title: Best Game for ST?
Post by ggn on 19.12.08 at 13:50:27
This Topic was moved here from Random Access [move by] ggn.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by mwaawm on 14.07.09 at 03:17:33
P47 Thunderbolt Awesome shooter that puts most commercial efforts coded since to shame

Toki Excellent arcade conversion of a great platformer

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by TechnoLurker on 27.08.09 at 21:53:55
Sundog -- I still love this game.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by dan on 28.09.09 at 20:35:32
1. Wings of death
the sequel lacked the fab ES grafix

2. Super Sprint
simple fun

3. Gauntlet
"Red Wizard has IT"

4. Rainbow Islands - Bubble Bobble


5. Starglider
"Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarglider"

6. Xenon II
fab grafix

7. Turrican II
Awesome

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by dlfrsilver on 27.10.09 at 19:00:39
you can add twinworld, Maupiti Islands, wrath of the demon, rainbow islands, new zealand story, Prophecy the vikinf child, Navy Moves, Ishar series and many more !

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by CJ on 27.10.09 at 22:27:53
Wrath of the Demon is a horrible, horrible slideshow.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by ggn on 28.10.09 at 06:45:44

CJ wrote on 27.10.09 at 22:27:53:
Wrath of the Demon is a horrible, horrible slideshow.


Better than SOTB in any rate though

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by dlfrsilver on 31.10.09 at 15:34:27
The doewich brothers have done an incredible work on atari ST. This game push the hardware to its limit and the game runs as good on a STF as on a STE.
However the difficulty is very high, that's the game main flaw.


CJ wrote on 27.10.09 at 22:27:53:
Wrath of the Demon is a horrible, horrible slideshow.


Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by CJ on 01.11.09 at 07:18:59

dlfrsilver wrote on 31.10.09 at 15:34:27:
The doewich brothers have done an incredible work on atari ST. This game push the hardware to its limit and the game runs as good on a STF as on a STE.
However the difficulty is very high, that's the game main flaw.


I didn't know the Jaguar coloured glasses came in Atari ST flavour as well.  You, sir, are an idiot ;-)

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by dlfrsilver on 04.11.09 at 12:53:53

Quote:
I didn't know the Jaguar coloured glasses came in Atari ST flavour as well.  You, sir, are an idiot ;-)


From Someone like you, this sounds like a compliment  :D

The disciple hails the master ;D

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by dlfrsilver on 04.11.09 at 13:09:50
other games good on ST :

Prehistorik
Prophecy the viking child
shadow warriors
Prince de perse
Monkey Island
Loom
Croisiere pour un cadavre (cruise for a corpse)
Future wars
Operation Stealth
Twinworld
Navy Moves
Wings of Death
New zealand Story
Super Wonderboy in monsterland
Enchanted lands

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by CJ on 05.11.09 at 23:47:03
It's a shame Monkey Island II was never released on the ST - it would have been great.

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by ggn on 06.11.09 at 07:46:49
I vote for flashback on the ST. Oh wait, that's not out as well. Pity...

(of course I can play it on my Falcon, and soon on the Jag)

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by ggn on 06.11.09 at 07:48:36
Also, the first one to vote for Ripcord on this thread will win something really special we've been saving for an occasion :)

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by av on 25.11.09 at 09:54:42
Personal favorites

Ishar (Legend of the fortress) - great RPG
Lotus (Esprit turbo challenge) awesome driving game
Super Cars II = similar in a way but with extra missile to blow up opponents
Powermonger = supremacy anyone?
Empire and UMS = great war simulators - also playable on 12 " monochrome =)
Digger = now that one is hard to find even as short nfo via google or in anyway but in short superb puzzle + logic game, basically collecting gold but without monsters, planning required, somewhat resembling to sokoban
Jupiter probe = excellent old arcade like shooter
Major motion = know Your mouse and eventually become frustrated and last but not least
Bolo = somewhat as arkanoid but again for monochrome  ;)

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by MadMax2023 on 27.11.09 at 12:21:57
For me the best are :

F1 Grand prix
Robocop 3
Castle Master
Obsession
Prince of Persia
Karateka
Vroom
Croisiere pour un cadavre
Maupiti island
Monkey island
Colorado
Vroom
...
There are too many others good games!

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by Jake-Depression on 27.11.09 at 20:49:06

ggn wrote on 06.11.09 at 07:48:36:
Also, the first one to vote for Ripcord on this thread will win something really special we've been saving for an occasion :)


Are you try pd-game called Blastar (v0.9).  :D
(My pd-disk coming broke and game givin me only tos-error when trying to start it, so i cannot send it to your to test, but i thing you will be happy for this.)

But really some good games are:
-Stoneage
-Atomix, Atomino
-Paradroid 90
-Stardust
-Interchange
-Marble madness
-Bubble bobble
-Dynabusters+
-E-motion
-Metrocross
-Oxyd games (i need to take some time and play these more)
-Pipe dream/Pipe mania
-Speedball 1+2

(And many games what are listed in other posts.)

Title: Re: Best Game for ST?
Post by MitchFrenzal on 16.08.10 at 16:09:07
No place for Dungeon master/CSB? I quite liked the port of APB for the ST too. It's the only one where the cars move out out your way if you have the siren on. Trying to think of some others, They will come. Oh! Cosmic Pirates also (Even though I still can't work out what to do to finish the damn thing.)

(also, GG. Forget Ripcord, What about Terrestrial Encounter?)

Thinking about it, Since I have my ST back. Supercars 1. I loved that thing. :)

(And Edit again, I've just noticed the hidden trainer in CJ/Law's version of APB. Only took 10 to 15 years. :P)

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