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What was the first game you played on your ST?

Postby ST Graveyard » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:23 pm

Hi,

What was the very first game you played on your ST?

I don't really remember anymore myself. The first games I ever saw on the ST were things like International Karate (not "+"), Buggy Boy, Time Bandit, Xevious, Moon Patrol ... Oh, and Mission Elevator ... Ah the classics ... ;-)

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Postby Goldrunner » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:32 pm

Time Bandit was the first ever game I saw on the ST. I'm sure it was part of an ST computer bundle from someone like Silca.

The first PD game I saw was Meganoids, truly fantastic and still very playable today. However, If you play it with an emulator under XP you end up turning Stick Keys on (pressing shift key fives times in rapid succession). So you need to turn of this feature in Control Panel.

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Postby Doctor Bob Gordon » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:36 pm

Time Bandit... I played it on a 1040ST at a computer exhibition, it was about july 1986... the ST looked awesome, compared to 8 bit computers and game systems of that time...

Time Bandit was also the first game I played when I got my 520ST on december, 1986. I had two more games, Silent Service and Pool.
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Postby Stefan jL » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:40 pm

For me it was the Bitmap Brother who introduced me to the world of ST games... with Speedball :D
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Postby Silver Surfer » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:47 pm

Stefan jL wrote:For me it was the Bitmap Brother who introduced me to the world of ST games... with Speedball :D


You lucky sod!

For me it was Joust, I won that one from the magazine Svenska Hemdator Hacking and that was while I still just had my 130xe. Some time later I made a terrefic deal at Domus getting me a brand spanking new 520STm for only 3000 SEK but I didn't get any powerpacks or superpacks with it so I was stuck with ST Basic and Joust.

Later on I got to know a guy at school who also had a ST, I copied Defender of the Crown off of him and played that one to death.

This was followed by Mouse Trap and Super Sprint, both very nice games. :)

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Postby Goldrunner » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:55 pm

OK, I have a feeling that Im going to return to this thread again and again!

One of the very best two player games ever, in my opinion, was Smash T.V. A bit of a pig in one player mode, but in two player mode you really had to co-operate to keep the baddies away from you and your partner. A true classic and tons of enjoyment to be had!

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Postby ST Graveyard » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:58 pm

Oh yeah, Smash TV ... I remember first seeing this on the Nintendo NES ... I rented this with a friend ... We must have played it the whole afternoon ... Indeed a fun game ...

Years later I got it for my ST, and well, it wasn't half as good anymore ...
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:06 am

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Postby oesii » Sun Jul 25, 2004 3:21 am

I don't if you want to include my answer in an official log because I only got my first ST a couple of years ago (went with Macs after my 130xe). But the first game I played was Time Bandits because I kept hearing about how it and Dungeon Master were the killer games for the ST's.

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Postby simonsunnyboy » Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:21 am

The first game I ever saw on an ST, was Starglider, my brother played it from a borrowed copy, actually not a crack but a real retail disk with cool blue sticker - probably the only ST original I ever saw.
The first game I played on the ST, was MacPan, a german PD clone of Pacman for b/w monitors. Also "Breakout", a typein variant from the german magazine "Happy Computer" comes to mind as oneof the first games I played on the ST.

Since then I'm hooked with Pacman and computer gaming in general. That was in 1987 and I was 7 years old 8)
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Postby jarskukkeli » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:37 am

I think that first ST game I ever see was Predator...or Larry I...

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Postby punkrulesok » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:51 am

First game I ever played on an ST was buggy boy at a Sinclair QL computer show up in Leyland. :)

We got our STE with the power pack about '89, and I think the first game I tryed was Stargoose, which is still one of my favs to date.

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Postby Klapauzius » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:09 am

Got my first ST early in 1986 and only ONE game with it and that was
Borrowed Time.
It took some weeks until I met a few other Atarians and my game collection started growing ... but for the first month or so it was Borrowed Time only .... well, so I had enough time to complete it :wink:

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Postby Daddy » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:23 am

I got my first atari with a bunch of cracked games.

It was in 1987 or maybe it was 1988.

Anyway, I really cant remember what was the very first game.

But I think the two first games I was addicted to were Defender of the crown and SpeedBall

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Postby dungeon.master » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:16 pm

Le Manoir de Mortevielle (aka Mortville Manor) : very crappy graphics but VERY ADDICTIVE !
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Postby Maverick[RAM] » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:42 pm

Arkanoid and SuperSprint

Never managed to complete either of them

But when I got beaten by the computer in super sprint
when I got all of turbo, engine and almost all 4 / 5 on tracktion
then I got tired of it

I was a half car-length behind

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Postby Methanoid » Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:34 am

Defender of the Crown from Cinemaware, soon foolowed by Millennium 2.2 to the end.

The girlfriend didnt understand why I got so excited by these games.. so she had to go!! :twisted:

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Postby manicx » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:15 am

Starglider 2 on a B/W monitor on a 1040STF. The intro music was ecstatic...
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Postby AKH » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:20 pm

My first game was Flying Shark. Still love to play it to this day.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:51 pm

Yeah, I also love Flying Shark ... Did you know the PC version of this game was called "SKY SHARK"?

AKH wrote:My first game was Flying Shark. Still love to play it to this day.
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Postby mbricout » Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:01 pm

Hard Drivin'. I spend a chocking amount of money in the arcade version before I finally got my ST.

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Postby RetroGamerUK » Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:37 pm

Grandad 2, heh heh only kidding,
Time Bandits obviously, and I though to myself "what a crap game",
can't remember what other game(s) if any, were in the 520 STFM bundle.
Was super sprint in the bundle? I seem to recall my first girlfriend "borrowing" my ST because of this game.
Never even got any "gratitude" from her. :(

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Postby AKH » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:01 pm

ST Graveyard wrote:Yeah, I also love Flying Shark ... Did you know the PC version of this game was called "SKY SHARK"?

AKH wrote:My first game was Flying Shark. Still love to play it to this day.


Hi. No, I didn't know that it was released on the PC. I'm sure I've got a version for M.A.M.E though.

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Postby Justin Kace » Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:12 pm

Dungeon Master. I think I should marry it reall, my first love and I've probably spent more time with it than any single g/f :)

I remember before I got my ST I used to go down to the computer shop and play it there. That and Deja Vu.


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