there is a v1.1 for apple ii which was published same years as v1 atari. to bad no pdf manual has been uploaded as yet. hard to find not in txt.
Another Synapse masterpiece! Brilliant concept and usage of colors and sounds. Movement could be a bit quirky and frustrating but made up for in the wonderfully colorful and engaging atmosphere and game concepts. Normally these sort of games were my bane but for some reason I could really rack up some great scores on RW, especially due to success in the bonus rounds.
Great combination of difficulty and repeat playability. One of the few scrolling games that I actually was able to play and enjoy and actuallu beat from time to time. Loved the bold, charming graphics and the quiet, subdued sounds. I gave it a 9 because the higher levels are just level 1 repeated at faster speeds.
|Gohtic I - Der Aeonen Wechsel|
Looks like the author himself was not so sure about the name of this game, i nthe titlescreen you read "Gohtic", in the PD info screen you read "Ghotic" and afaik somewhere else "Gothic". The game was written in TB XL and allthough this is a fast language, it is slowwww. Alas there is a list protection it seems, which I could not remove with the normal Atari Basic deprotectors. Would be nice to see the TB XL listings and see what the author has done and maybe modify them for more speed, less bugs and/or shorter battles...
|Attack of the Lucretians|
This game was sooo bad. It was one screen of a guy running around (ala Berzerk) on a beige background with like one rock on the ground. There was a thing to dodge but it didn't matter if it hit you. Lol
Thanks Andreas, I more or less guessed you were the one who archived the games in the first place ;-)
No clue who wrote (or better created) Pinball 1, Pinball II, Pinball 3 and Pinball 6 - but I found them on a hacked / cracked / pirated Gr. 15 version of PCS and saved them as standard files with 242 sectors. Guess there were thousands of these pirated Gr. 15 PCS (PAL) copies available, so maybe someone else did the same as me and just saved these pinballs. And if the creator of these pinballs was/is the same as the one who hacked / cracked and pirated PCS (and made a Gr. 15 copy) it is rather unlikely he will turn up here, saying "Hi, I am the pirate who did this". ;-) By the way, I do own an original disk of PCS and still try to get as many copies of PCS as I can, just to save the self-created pinballs on them.
Adam, if it makes you feel any better, the C64 version has horizontal gameplay too and was also apparently panned (Zzap 64 gave it 37% and said "the only similarities between this and Amiga 'Kick Off' are the play options and the name. [..] For me, this simply *isn't* Kick Off").
I notice it has a rarity of "8", which isn't surprising. New Atari User's review noted that Anco had given it no apparent publicity and wondered how they expected people to buy it if they didn't know it existed!