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Auntie Pastie - 12/01/2014
@andy_bernstein; This bears *major* similarities to the Ski Slalom in Anco's earlier "Winter Events"- both graphically (both games use the "Technicolor" backdrop / high-res foreground split screen) and gameplay-wise (steering between poles/pylons). The slalom didn't feature shooting, but they're still obviously related, even if Cygnus was just "borrowed from" the former!
andy_bernstein - 24/08/2004
The back drop used (if there is more than one) is using a technique first pioneered by Technicolour Dreams (Red Rat Software). My huntch is that Cygnus X1 got started either for Red Rat (then Byte Back) or Anco (which also used the same technique for the loading screen of Kick-Off) but, for various reasons (quality anyone ?), ended up landing at Atari UK.

Also, judging by the quality '8', this title has indeed been released. If anyone could share with the community the cover artwork of this release, it would be much appreciated.

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GenreShoot'em Up! - MiscellaneousYear1989
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherAtari (UK)
ControlsJoystickDeveloper
Players1CountryUnited Kingdom
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[unknown]

LicenseCommercial
Graphic Artist(s)MediumTape
SoundRarity
Cover Artist(s)SerialTX9051
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