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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Atari74user » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:55 pm

Let me see here, this will be Bitmap Brothers heavy I am sure, so let me get them out of the way, in no particular order:

1. Speedball I and II
2. Xenon I and II
3. Gods
4. The Chaos Engine
5. Turrican I and II
6. Kult
7. Blood Money
8. R-Type
9. St. Dragon
10. Nebulus

OK, I have cheated a little, and I could keep going with a few more, Sensible Soccer, Rainbow Islands, Bomb Jack, Prince of Persia and IK+ should get a mention....damn it, Top 10 is too hard! :?
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby yerzmyey » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:36 am

For Atari ST it would be

- "GODS"
- the DOOM-like game... what was it. Ah, "Destruction imminent". Although later it gets stupidly hard.
- I should add "Wolfenstein 3D" although it works only on emulator which sucks. Annoingly, it also works very well on Atari Falcon (too fast, obviously).
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby pnr8uk » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:11 am

1. The Secret Of Monkey Island
2. ESP Football Masters
3. st.UMPED - STOS game written by R.Hill
4. SkyStrike Plus
5. GODS
6. F-29 Retaliator
7. PowerMonger
8. Grandad and the Search For The Sandwiches
9. PaperBoy
10. Double Dragon

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Eero Tamminen » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:05 pm

yerzmyey wrote:I should add "Wolfenstein 3D" although it works only on emulator which sucks. Annoingly, it also works very well on Atari Falcon (too fast, obviously).


I haven't heard that it doesn't work on real ST/STE. What is the problem?

(If it doesn't work on real HW, it shouldn't work on emulator either, otherwise emulator is inaccurate.)

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby yerzmyey » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:50 pm

Eero Tamminen wrote:I haven't heard that it doesn't work on real ST/STE. What is the problem?
(If it doesn't work on real HW, it shouldn't work on emulator either, otherwise emulator is inaccurate.)


Oh no, I only meant - it doesn't work on my particular machines.

The only thing I can think of is HDD. Or satandisk, to be exact.
It might be too slow - I dunno - or it could be the veeeeeeeeeeery typical problem of the logical cluster's size.
Ah well.
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Retrogamer_ST » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:47 am

For top 10 i would choose

1.Damocles
2.Mercenary III
3.Mercenary Compendium
4.Carrier Command
5.Vroom
6.Lombard RAC Rally
7.Lotus Turbo III
8.Microprose Golf
9.Stunt Car Racer
10.Hunter

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby AtariZoll » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:10 pm

Retrogamer_ST wrote:For top 10 i would choose

1.Damocles
2.Mercenary III
3.Mercenary Compendium
4.Carrier Command
5.Vroom
6.Lombard RAC Rally
7.Lotus Turbo III
8.Microprose Golf
9.Stunt Car Racer
10.Hunter


3D only satisfies you :lol:
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Retrogamer_ST » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:41 pm

That's not so much because of the 3D, every one of them was truly awesome games that recived top scores in just about every review. I would have add another 3D game at the 11th place, Simulcra and another 3D game at the 12th place, F16 Falcon.

But you're right, i enjoyed 3D games very much back then (and today too off course). ;) :)

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby StanZ » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:13 pm

Not a top 10 :lol: but my favourite:

Goldrunner 1
Zac Mc Kraken
Speedball 1
Xenon 1
Nebulus
Deflektor
Super Sprint
Eliminator
Stunt Car Racer
Rockford!
Super Hang On
Mouse Trap
Buggy boy
Captain Blood
Krypton Egg
Night Hunter
Pool (Microdeal)
Impact (teh cool)

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Postby siriushardware » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:08 pm

Zoidy wrote:Top 10:

1. F-19 Stealth Fighter (without a doubt truly great, I just dusted down my old ST today and booted this up 8) )
....

8. Flight of the Intruder



Nice to see some flight sims in this list, including a serious / heavyweight one (Flight Of The Intruder) - I would always include 'Falcon' (Spectrum Holobyte) and 'Gunship'. F19 was a good, often tense game... I used to fly into a huff if just one enemy radar managed to paint me at any point during the mission, and it was a point of honour never to have to use any ordnance or countermeasures except what was required to hit the primary target.

...Although the ST suffered badly from the lack of an analogue stick when it came to flying sims. Landing was always a particular nightmare without being able to make the smooth, small tweaks and adjustments required on approach.

Once I'd played Falcon 3 with an analogue stick on a reasonably good PC, I found I just couldn't 'fly' sims on the Atari any more. I own original copies of 'Flight Of The Intruder' for both ST and PC. On the ST, I loved the game but hated the poor control from a switched stick, so I bought it again for the PC.

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Askja » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:13 pm

if I must bring only 10 games with my Atari on a desert island for the rest of my life... :)

1. Dungeon master / CSB
2. Carrier command
3. Millenium 2.2
4. Elite 2
5. Captive
6. Railroad tycoon
7. sensible soccer
8. Mega-lo-mania
9. Midwinter
10. Advanced destroyer simulator (ADS)
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby jacobcarl » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:26 am

Xenon 2
Hunter
Outrun
Super car 2

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Andy21 » Sun May 08, 2016 11:41 am

Moebius
Populous
F1GP
Xenon 2
Zak mc Kracken
Hunt for Red October

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby jacobcarl » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:55 am

top game hard to choose.
for me here are the list.
Tetris
R-Type
Star Ray
Eliminator
Stunt Car Racer
Silent service
Xenon 2
Dungeon Master
Wings of Death

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Goodolddays » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:18 am

Barbarian was so under rated

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Dan1975 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:56 pm

Wow reading thru this brings back some memories! My top ten based mostly on how much I played them but not in any particular order are:-

1. Championship Manager
2. Sensible Soccer
3. Sim City
4. Panza Kick Boxing
5. Microprose Grand Prix
6. Jimmy White's Snooker
7. Flames of Freedom
8. Rock Star Ate My Hamster
9. Monkey Island
10. Xenon 2

Could go on and on though!

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Encounter! The First FPS ever?

Postby TheDoodler » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:31 am

Encounter!

One of the first ever First-Person Shooter games made!
(Made in 1983 for the Atari 800, similar to Battlezone for the Arcade)

How do you think it stacks up next to later FPS games from the early nineties (Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, or Heretic,) the late 90's (Goldeneye, Shadows of the Empire, Perfect Dark), or the modern era (Battlefront, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Halo, Destiny)?

Here's a Let's Play my buddy and I did of Encounter! www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8mCY24UgBk

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby LaceySnr » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:50 am

Here's a Let's Play my buddy and I did of Encounter! www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8mCY24UgBk


That was genuinely hilarious :) Going to try this out this weekend!

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby boyflea » Thu May 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi,
came here to see about 'Dungoen Master' and glad that it features in most people's top-ten, so, for the record, here is mine too:
1/ Dungoen Master
2/ Captive
3/ Lords of Chaos
4/ Carrier Command
5/ Sensible Soccer
6/ Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders
7/ Xenon
8/ Hard Drivin'
9/ F-19 Falcon
10/ Captain Blood

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby AtariZoll » Fri May 05, 2017 7:23 am

boyflea wrote:Hi,
..
9/ F-19 Falcon
,,

No such game. You need to choose between F-16 Falcon (official name is Falcon only) and F-19 Stealth Fighter :-)
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby mzry » Sat May 13, 2017 12:42 pm

1. F-19 Stealth Fighter
2. Loom
3. Monkey Island
4. Flood
5. Magic pockets
6. Lemmings
7. Cannon Fodder
8. Sim City
9. Civilization
10. Elite 2 Frontier

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Murugan » Sun May 21, 2017 9:08 am

Has to be Hunter and Xenon 1 for me...
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