720 Degrees

All about ST/STE games

Moderators: simonsunnyboy, Mug UK, Doctor Bob Gordon, ICS, Moderator Team

jd
Captain Atari
Captain Atari
Posts: 355
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:38 pm
Location: Ruislip, UK

720 Degrees

Postby jd » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:21 am

Does anyone know if this Atari classic was ever released for the Atari ST as I can't find it anywhere on the game archives.

I'm sure it was (loved it in the arcade) but can't trust my memory whether it was actually available (for ST) as I'm sure i would have bought it at the time if it was......

User avatar
chlu600
Retro freak
Retro freak
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:32 am

Re: 720 Degrees

Postby chlu600 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:47 am

No Atari ST release.

jd
Captain Atari
Captain Atari
Posts: 355
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:38 pm
Location: Ruislip, UK

Re: 720 Degrees

Postby jd » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:57 pm

thanks :(

mlynn1974
Captain Atari
Captain Atari
Posts: 273
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:33 pm
Contact:

Re: 720 Degrees

Postby mlynn1974 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:41 pm

I looked it up and they didn't even release it for the Atari Lynx. Epyx never released Skate Or Die for the ST\Amiga.
It would be nice if someone converted it to the ST. The Spectrum version was good.

The arcade machine used Atari System 2 which Super Sprint and Paperboy used.
It had a T11 processor @ 10MHz (Tiny PDP-11), YM2151, 2xPokey and TMS5220 @ 625 kHz.
The screen resolution was 512x384.

It's a bit surprising Atari were still using the T11 at that time. In 1985 you'd think they'd say we're building a home computer with a 68k in it, let's use the 68k in our arcade machines so we can port the games more easily to the ST.
Still got, still working: Atari 4Mb STe, 520STFM, 2.5Mb STF.
Hardware: Cumana CSA 354, Ultimate Ripper, Blitz Turbo, Synchro Express II (US and UK Versions).

swapd0
Atari maniac
Atari maniac
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:56 pm

Re: 720 Degrees

Postby swapd0 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:13 pm

Atari games != Atari corp

TWINKYTWONKA
Atarian
Atarian
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:18 pm

Re: 720 Degrees

Postby TWINKYTWONKA » Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 am

I think without the rotary joystick the game just wasn't good. Trying playing it on mame to see the difference the proper control system makes to that game.

I think 720 is my all time favourite arcade game and i'm still traumatized by the time when i went to my local arcade during school lunch time to see the machine had gone :(.

lostdragon
Captain Atari
Captain Atari
Posts: 313
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Re: 720 Degrees

Postby lostdragon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 am

Chris Butler did a decent enough job on the Pal C64 version.


Crying shame the Lynx version was canned.

As for Skate Or Die?

Even in early days of the ST , E.A content to take a cautious, wait and see how the machine sells attitude towards it, so unlikely to commit the resources converting titles to it in huge numbers.


Social Media

     

Return to “Games - General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests