For the person who is looking for keyboard controls, I remember D for dropping a dynamite and the space bar turns on your fan to chase the ghosts away. Played this game a TON on a pirated copy from my dad when I was a little kid and my sisters and I died many ghost-inflicted deaths before we figured out the space bar, will never forget it! BTW I remember a different load screen and the Gates of Kieve playing
Dropzone looks and sounds great but I don't play it much. It's just too hard. I feel like I'm missing out. It's a shame it doesn't have difficulty settings. I wonder if the problem is that it was designed in the UK for 50Hz PAL systems and we're playing it at 60Hz in the US.
I have a repro cartridge of Jr Pac Man. Awesome Pac game. Closer to the arcade version than either 8-bit Pac Man or Ms. Pac Man. Since it's a prototype there are a couple minor issues. The intermissions are missing. And there's a bug when the game ends it goes straight back to the title screen without displaying your final score anywhere. But the game play is all there and is excellent.
Alien Ambush is simplistic, one-dimensional and looks more like a 2600 game than a computer game. But it's actually fun. Controls are responsive and the movement of the aliens around the screen is somewhat original.
Esta versión funciona con la pistola XG1 Atari Light Gun XG1
What an amazing beat em up. I had this and my friend had IK+ on his CPC464. His looked a little bit better and I was jealous of that. IK played a little bit better on my Atari (or his crappy joystick was too crappy) and I think I enjoyed this more. My copy was a bit iffy and it didn't show Poseidon't temple well. I didn't like that :P
I had this game on a tape suspiciously labelled as Star Raiders II. I loved the intro, the title music, the space themed gameplay. I really can't remember how many times I've defeated Xur and the Ko Dan armada. And the icing on the cake was when I actually watched the film (movies were shown a lot later in Greek TV). When I realised that this game was a movie tie in, it felt amazing. And since I was (and still am) a huge sci fi fan and since every kid that played video games wanted to save the world with that skillset, it was brillant.
I hated it. It's well done and all but I really hated it. I can't really explain why though..
I've played this game to death. However looking back at it, it's not a game I would like to replay. Overall when all the exploration ended, and it ended quickly, it became dull. Still, I can understand the appeal. Graphics are quite OK, the dungeon is big, and it offers a challenge.
'Star Raiders' is by far the most badass Atari 8-bit came published. More than any other titles, I spent loads of hours just playing this gem. Its ranking/scoring system adds a lot of pressure which also makes it very exciting. It was particularly fun when played during weekend nights (no school = less restriction).