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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tetris (MirrorSoft) - Atari ST [043] Short PlayThru

Tetris, one of the earliest puzzle games to become popular, was made in the USSR in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov.  It is well known that the NES version of Tetris had a legal fight licensing the game that excluded Tengen from distributing a port they programmed, but the ST also had its own issue.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Atari ST Compacted Disk (CD) Scrollers [395] Revolution CD #002 Version 1

An alternate version of Revolution's CD #02 with 1 different game in the lineup.  The complete disk is currently missing, but the menu program exists.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Joust - Atari ST [042] Short PlayThru

Joust, the Williams arcade classic, was originally released on July 16, 1982. This game was ported to the Atari ST and released by Atari Inc. themselves!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Moon Patrol - Atari ST [041] Short PlayThru

Here is another Williams title that was ported to the ST; this time is it Moon Patrol.  This title was originally created by Irem of R-Type fame, and was licensed for US distribution by Williams as opposed to some of the other Williams titles to appear on the ST.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rockford - Atari ST [040] Short PlayThru

Rockford is a port of an arcade game by the same name, which was a port of the Atari 8-bit original title Boulder Dash.  The original arcade game ran on modified Amiga hardware, and I believe it is presently lost, or undumped.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Atari ST Compacted Disk (CD) Scrollers [387] Automation CD #098

Is it 100, or is it 98?  Well, it is Automation CD #098, but it is the 100th release when counting CD #000 and CD #069 Part B, at the time of this disks release.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Robotron 2084 - Atari ST [039] Short PlayThru

This will make the third arcade port post in a row! Here is Williams Robotron 2084, originally released in the arcades in 1982, and published by Atari for the ST in 1987.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Atari ST [038] Short PlayThru

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...  The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel to the Star Wars arcade game released in 1982, was released to arcades in March of 1985.  This game is a vector graphics title like its predecessor, and remains that way for the port to the Atari ST.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Klax - Atari ST [037] Short PlayThru

Here is the puzzler Klax, originally an arcade game released by Atari Games on June 4, 1990; the game was later ported to the Atari ST by Tengen/Domark.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Steigar - Atari ST [036] PlayThru

Steigar is a side scrolling shooter that was released for the Atari ST in 1989.  Unfortunately, this appears to be a game without an ending.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Atari ST Demo / Intro [030] New Year Intro 1990 by ST Connexion

Instead of advancing, we are stepping back to January 1, 1990, with the release of this intro screen, just 1 day over 30 years ago from ST Connexion!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Retro PlayThrus C.I.D. Compacted Disk #013 Release!

Welcome 2020!  Happy New Year!  And here is Retro PlayThrus C.I.D. Compacted Disk #013, mainly a collection of 'Firsts!'  Almost all included items are the first creations by their authors.

Atari ST Demo / Intro [029] New Year Demo 91/92 by STAX

Welcome to 2020!  And what better way to start the new year than with a demo from STAX released January 1, 1992!  Ok, ok, it was only released 28 years ago.