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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Battle Chess - Atari ST [023] PlayThru

Title Screen

Battle Chess, an exciting implementation of classic chess, yours to bring home on the ST...  Or maybe not.

With a name such as Battle Chess, one would think that some additional element might have been added to the game by Interplay.  Not really, the gimmick here is that there is a semi-comical fight when a capture move is made.  Beyond that, this is just another computer chess game.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Chessmaster 2000 - Atari ST [022] PlayThru

Title Screen
More computer chess!  Nice graphics, and nice sampled speech.  I guess the AI is a decent challenge.  I certainly have never been much good at winning.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Xenon - Atari ST [021] PlayThru

Title Screen
NOTE: A trainer was used for making this capture.

Ah, Xenon from the Bitmap Brothers.  I barely touched this game back in the day, as I was mainly playing, well losing, at Xenon II Megablast.  Although, I might have actually played the boot disk even more for the sampled intro that was included.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Atari ST Cracktro [030] Replicants from Guy Spy And The Crystals Of Armageddon

I will not have too many stories to write for 'CrackTros' (Demo screens that appeared as introductions to cracked video games) as I did not have very many of these back in the day.  I am mainly recording these now because they are art, and need to be preserved. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

RISK - Atari ST [020] PlayThru

Title Screen
RISK, I always loved playing the board game, although getting the people together to play was always a challenge.  Many preferred to play Monopoly or LIFE over RISK.  I was definitely glad to see this released back in the day.  Otherwise, I was usually playing Lords of Conquest on the Atari 800 before this title came along.