- Great adventure puzzle game by The Bitmap Brothers, amazing graphics as always from them... and also has a very good title music theme made by Richard Joseph wich sadly seems to be the only music in the game. The puzzles are very well made and does not feel impossible to solve... if played it today you would not need to google the solutions
I don't remember wich year i bought it but think it was 1991 and it was during the summer so this game always makes me think of the summer.
2 - Metal Mutant
- The best game from Silmarils IMHO, i bought this game late in the Atari ST's life... maybe 1993? I remember holding the original release i found in an sale bin and thought the cover art was awesome but did not buy it... i did buy the budget release a while after and regretted i did not buy the original release
Metal Mutant seems to use the same game engine as Colorado and Targhan and looks awesome... i love the animations in the background it really ads to the atmosphere. I like how each screen is kind of a seperate puzzle to solve... well.. by "puzzle" i mean how to kill the enemies on the screens since using the correct way to do so is the "puzzle"
If i remember correctly so did it load faster than the other Silmarils games i had played... but it could be because i played the budget release?
3 - Skate Wars
- Another game i bought a bit late... could have been christmas 1992? It is a violent futuristic sports game... a bit like Speedball if a comparison has to be made. I was very good at playing the game... i remember getting the ball and letting the opponent (usually controlled by the CPU) chase me back and forth on the playfield/arena and it was no match for me to lure him into the deadly traps in the arena. Today i am not so good at playing the game
One of the best games ever from UBI soft.
4 - Torvak the Warrior
- This is not a game i played when i was young... it was just a couple of years ago i played it for the first time and i thought it was so amazing... and felt a bit sad i missed the game when i was young. It's an early release from Core Design... but i don't really know who designed it... maybe Terry Lloyd? He worked lot's good games and did great graphics.
Torvak is highly playable since it is so well designed... no endless spawning enemies or ever feeling unfair in design, it is a very fine example of how a platform game should be made on the ST.
5 - Eliminator
- It was part of the Power Pack bundle when my parents bought the ST (in 1989) so this was one of the first games i played on it. Released by Hewson and made by John M. Phillips... another of his games was also in the Power Pack... Nebulus... also very good but too difficult for me.
Eliminator is also a very good example of a "racing" game (ok it is a shoot'em up really) on the ST, John was an most excellent ST programmer... too bad he only did 2 games for it. Awesome title music that i can blame for how my interest in game music started