Never knew Atari 8 bit could be this good. From all the 8 bit machines I have, the Atari wins hands down. respect to the guys that create these games. and thanks for showing the true capabilitys of Atari.
|His Dark Majesty|
why did we have to wait so long to get such good quality games? Nice show of the A8s graphic capabilities and nice audio.
It would seem the A8 has gone beyond what the creators of it even thought it would do.
Greetings to one and all faithful Atari collector/users.
Callisto is a good game, challenging gameplay and jaw-dropping graphics. The *only* criticism is that the game is too short as there are only 4 levels!
Nope, just making too much compairsons with other 8-bit micros' game library of the time.
Tried it out... I say it is another medicore shmup of the bunch. What is the point?
Man, the Atari 8-bit gaming scene is really walking in medicore "low budget" stuff since 1985 (excluding Yoomp!). Show me something that is up to par with, Gradius or R-Type, (or Zybex at minimum)... I mean up to par in design and playability, and not just some nice looking unfinished techdemo.
And not only shmups, platformer games too!
The 48k ZX Spectrum pulled off Turrican quite well and you say that Turrican is impossible on the Atari 8-bit?
Back in the day (I believe around 1983) I had a copy of this game on cassette. I so much wanted to love this game. But I just couldn't figure its gameplay out.
|Adventure No. 2 - Pirate Adventure|
Played it without yet speaking english, one hand on keyboard and other on dicitionary. Almost finished it and then i was stuck. Had to use software that allowed me to peek inside of this game: hex, binary and ascii code. This way i beat it. My first succeful cheat! :P
Haha, even after 25 years it was extremely fun to beat this fuzz bomb again :)