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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Altered Beast - Arcade [005] PlayThru


The arcade original of this game is from 1988.  I always thought this conversion  was an odd choice for the pack in title for the launch of the Sega Genesis.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Atari ST Compacted Disk (CD) Scrollers [267] The Power Generation CD #003




The Power Generation present CD #3, or is it #4?  It should be #3, since that is what the pic says, and then the scroller says it is disk #4, and then they say see you on disk 4......

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Bomber Raid FM - Sega Master System [023] PlayThru



Bomber Raid for the Sega Master System is a vertical scrolling shooter.  The game was developed for Sega by Sanritsu. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Retro PlayThrus C.I.D. Compacted Disk #004 Release!


You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind.  That's the signpost up ahead—your next stop Retro PlayThrus C.I.D. Compacted Disk #004 for the Atari ST!  



Atari ST Compacted Disk (CD) Scrollers [265] The Midland Boyz CD #003




Bugs Bunny brings us a bull and The Midland Boyz CD #03!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

R-Type - Arcade [004] PlayThru



The original IREM horizontal shooter, R-Type from the arcade.  I would think that arcade operators loved this game, as the difficulty is quite high, so making good progress would require feeding the machine plenty of quarters (or whatever your local currency was at the time).

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Atari ST Cracktro [041] BBC from Lemmings


Uh oh!  It's a cracktro to Lemmings.  Better save those little guys before they walk off the.....  too late!  A nice BBC scroller with a decent digi tune running in the background.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

U.N. Squadron - Atari ST [034] PlayThru


UN Squadron, or Area 88, as this title is known as in Japan, is a horizontal shooter, originally written by Capcom for the Arcade, and ported by US Gold to the Atari ST.  For the uninitiated, Area 88 is originally a Japanese Manga series, and later a few Anime series.  Only Capcom's arcade release had the name change to UN Squadron, while the other mediums kept the original title with their US releases.  Also of note, the manga was one of the earliest translated manga releases in the US.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Atari ST Compacted Disk (CD) Scrollers [255] ACF & Newline CD #003






Disk Contents -

  1. Hard Drivin'
  2. Populous
  3. Blast


Hard Drivin' Populous

Blast
Scroll Text Transcription -

YEEAAH!   ACF AND NEWLINE OF THE ALLIANCE BRING YOU   MENU NUMBER 3  ....  SPECIAL THANKS MUST GO TO THE REPROBATES FOR PUTTING THEIR HARD DRIVIN CRACK TO OUR DISPOSAL!  CREDITS: MENU CODE BY NEWLINE AND CRACKING AND PACKING BY ACF!   OK. THAT WAS QUITE ENOUGH OF CRAPTALK!  LET US COME TO THE ab . MEGA ab TO ALL OTHER ALLIANCE MEMBERS!!  NORMAL ab TO:  FOFT . FAA . AUTOMATION .  THE REPROBATES . MCA . HACKATARIMAN . THE BLITTER BOYS . AIRWOLF . TDA . ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNION AND THE BLADE RUNNERS . THE MEDWAY BOYS . THE VISION . PIRANHA JONES . THE REPLICANTS . RYGAR . FLEXIBLE FRONT . THE LOST BOYS . TEX . ULM . AENIGMATICA . THE CAREBEARS . MEGAHERTZ . AXXIS . THE CREW OF V8 . DELIGHT AND ALL OTHERS WE HAVE FOGOT TO MENTION...........   IF THERE ARE ANY GOOD GRAPHIX ARTISTS WHO WANT TO SEE THEIR WORK IN OUR MENUS SO PLEASE CONTACT US!!   THATS ALL FOR NOW!  BYE AND WATCH OUT FOR MORE ACF AND NEWLINE MENUS......................               THE END

Monday, June 17, 2019

Atari ST Compacted Disk (CD) Scrollers [254] Automation CD #069 Part B




What is this?!?!?  Another Automation CD # 69?  Uh oh, those perfectly sorted disks will no langer be perfectly sorted, hope they don't do this again....

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Double Dragon - Arcade [003] PlayThru



The arcade original Double Dragon from Technos is the seed to many sequels, some good, and some bad.  A title that has seen ports created for numerous computer and console systems from the 1980s, and even to the latest generation systems.  This is the birth of a fighting franchise that was able to entrench itself with gamers for just over 30 years, and still lives on today.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Atari ST MEGADemo [002] The Swedish New Years Demo (88-89) - TCB SYNC OMEGA


The demo that started the craze, probably the first release Mega Demo on the Atari ST!  Released on 1/1/1989 from The Carebears, Sync, and Omega!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

R-Type II - Atari ST [032] PlayThru


Here we have R-Type II, for the ST, unfortunately not ported by Electric Dreams, but still a decent effort by Arc Developments for Activision.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Retro PlayThrus C.I.D. Compacted Disk #003 Release!

Sparky is proud to present Retro PlayThrus C.I.D. Compacted Disk #003 for the Atari ST!  This disk contains Cracktros / Intros / Demos that have been posted to the Retro PlayThrus YouTube channel.