There was a thread at atariage about games with bugs and since there usually are more activity here so do i start a thread here also and maybe more buggy games can be listed
I don't mean TOS incompatibility or game that don't work because 4mb of RAM is used... and neither should ST games that is incompatible with STE be listed here.
Only commercial games.
What i found is:Double Dragon
If an enemy is falling in an pit after the killing punch/kick but managed to stop falling then he becomes invincible and you can't progress in the game.
This video shows it at ~4:16:http://arcade.ym2149.com/files/sc500n1/atari/bugs/double_dragon_bug_atarist_20120930000359.AVIJames Pond 2: Robocod
Pressing escape button should take you to title screen but fails (might work on some ST's though.. please test how your ST (STE) behaves).
Also when going under an exit and stretch and grabbing to the platform above it then letting go of the strecth button makes the game crash.
I don't think there is many places you actually can do that.
Video showing that:http://arcade.ym2149.com/files/sc500n1/atari/bugs/robocod_bug_atarist.AVITrantor: The Last Stormtrooper
Music is very buggy... it don't sound correct at all. Compare with the SNDH rip as that one sounds much better.
Video that let you hear the music:http://arcade.ym2149.com/files/sc500n1/atari/bugs/trantor_buggy_sound_atarist_20120916195522.AVIWrath of the Demon
Pressing the pause button "P" will not allow you to unpause (should be by pressing "P" again)
And in the "Dark Tower" level after killing the stone thrower (goblin?) so must you pick up the life potion that appears or else you are stuck there forever and must restart the game.
Another thing about WOTD (not a bug) is that it has several unused digi (quartet) music, maybe these will play if you play the game on an Mega ST or such?Monster Business
Now i don't know if this is a bug... but i played thru the game using a trainer (Automation 504) and at the ending so does it not play the ending music, it plays the standard level music. The reason i am not sure this is a bug or the ST version just don't have any special ending music is that the SNDH rip actually do contain the ending music and it is possible the SNDH was ripped from some demo maybe? one of the Synth Dreams?
The Amiga version do play the ending composition (i check a youtube lonplay of it).Tetra Quest
The picture for the high score screen is missing or corrupt (US release only)... the game will crash when trying to show it.Cisco Heat
Unstable STE / ST detection os some ST's? Two of my ST's lock up just when the music should begin to play. I can't explain why it happen, please test on your ST and maybe we can make a list of incomatible ST motherboards, the ones i tested that don't work are - "C070789-001 REV.F2" and "C103414-001 REV.1". (both 1mb)