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Yean3d - 29/08/2011
Twenty years later when memories from E-Swat pops back into my mind, I still cannot figure out whether its ugliness and unfinished state of art were done on purpose as an artistic effect, or if programming part was really assigned to a 12 years old Basic programmer. Seriously... This Atari ST version is screwed. While the 16-colors screen might partly explain poor graphics, how can a game be so incredibly slow that it takes your character about 10 seconds to cross a screen, and half second to react to controls? How come programmers haven't figured out the time counter is properly twice too short for some level, and that all a good player can do is to arrange to loose only one life there? E-Swat look like an untested game, think someone just said "hey, let's ship the game on ST" and recompiled the arcade version using ST Basic. Still, my newness to that kind of game made me appreciate it. And then there's nostalgia... It's a fun and tender memory still. Alright, 3/10 looks fair enough.

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Information - Eswat

GenreShoot'em Up! - Horizontal ScrollingYear1990
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherUS Gold
Players1, 2 (sim.)DeveloperCreative Materials
ResolutionLowLicensed fromSEGA

Cannell, Tim

CountryFrance Germany Italy Spain United Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)


Game design


Box / InstructionsEnglish, French, German, Italian

Lowe, Dave [Uncle Art]

Sound FX


Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
Dumpdownload atari Eswat Download / PastiNumber of Disks2 / Double-Sided

Additional Comments - Eswat

Distributed in Spain by Erbe.

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Trivia - Eswat

Based on Sega 1989 coin-op.

Eswat Trivia

Top UK ST charts position: 22 (4/1991)
Months on charts: 1, 4/1991

Book / Magazine Reviews - Eswat

 ST Action · February, 1991Rating: 67% 

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 ST Format · February, 1991Rating: 31% 

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