What was the first game you played on your ST?

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Postby Mug UK » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:45 pm

Wasn't it mouse controlled? Vague memories of this being a mouse-only game.
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Postby unseenmenace » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:59 pm

muguk wrote:Wasn't it mouse controlled? Vague memories of this being a mouse-only game.

Yep mouse and keyboard I think
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Postby Grunaki » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:37 am

unseenmenace wrote:
muguk wrote:Wasn't it mouse controlled? Vague memories of this being a mouse-only game.

Yep mouse and keyboard I think


Yeah, it is.. I was pressing every key I could think of. Rather than firing the plasma cannons, all it would do was summon some radio thing that I could send a 4-5 letter message with... :? I gave up in the end.. :roll:
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Postby unseenmenace » Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:58 am

I've got an original of Terrorpods if anyone would like the manual scanned :)
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Postby Desty » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:21 pm

Avanze wrote:I can't be certain of the first game I played but I know what game I wanted to play first, Dragon's Lair.

Wow, I played that on the C64 before I got my first Atari ST (I think I rented the tape from xtra-vision!) and realised within about 45 seconds that it was the worst game ever created. Absolutely abysmal!

I was like 8 years old, and nearly wanted to throw the joystick out the window.
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Postby WillieSea » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:28 pm

I bought Terrorpods when I had my ST. I remember it as being very difficult to play. I played it anyway because games were few and far inbetween. I tried playing it a week back, but could not remember how to play it. A manual would be nice, even just the keys to press and general 'What to do'.

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Postby Frazer » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:28 pm

Terrorpods was quite nice, but I can agree that I never got the hang of it... One of the reasons I guess was that I played it on my family's old TV... That red text on black background became a real blur and was near impossibe to decipher. My main strategy was mostly cruising around and blowing stuff up 'til I was completely out of energy :D
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Postby Symoon » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:02 am

First my brother made me listen on the phone Starglider's music (he was at some friend's home, that had a ST).
Then (or before ?) I saw in a shop in Paris a funny demo I never saw again since - I think I posted about it long ago, that was a demo showing tribes in Egypt IIRC, with tiny people moving in nice coloured pictures.

And the very first game we loaded when we got the ST was King's Quest III.

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Postby techie_alison » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:23 am

Tai Pan was the first game I ever had. Was stuck with it for weeks. Well, that and Star Wars.

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Postby Willabong » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:54 pm

Outrun from the discovery pack that came free with my STE.......Just got the MAME version because my wife still loves to play it!
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Postby Stethane » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:05 am

I got my 520 STe in 1990. It was the "Turbo pack" which included 8 games:
Outrun
Super Cycle
Human Killing Machine
Impossible Mission 2
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Blood Money
Dragons Breath
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Platform version)

So my first game was one of the above, I don't remember which one.

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Postby Metaluna » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:22 am

It's difficult to remember which one I played first, but I remember having the following games a few weeks after getting my brand new Atari 520 ST : Transylvania, Megaroids, Mudpies and Major Motion.

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Postby Aligarion » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:29 pm

I remember very well what was my first game cos I bought it with my 520 STe in 1989 : it was Shadow of the Beast.

I was impressed by the screenshots on the box (Amiga) and I have been really disappointed when I have played it on the STe. :lol:

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Postby caffeinekid » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:43 am

The first game I played on my Atari ST after getting rid of my ZX Spectrum was OIDS... it bowled me over completely and made a lasting impression that has survived to this very day. :)

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Postby Avanze » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:39 am

First Atari ST game? Well, I wanted it to be Dragon's Lair. But that didn't happen as not enough memory. I just can't remember exactly what my first game was.

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Postby bullis1 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:01 pm

The first game I played was (sort of) Parasol Stars. The game wouldn't load past the splash screen (most likely due to a corrupt disk). So I put in a cracked copy of No Second Prize instead and was blown away by the intro, music, and fluid 3D.
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Postby b..o..b » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:44 pm

Well it's a long time ago.. don't know the title anymore, but it was a game like pipe dream.

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Postby zarkyb » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:38 pm

I can't remember too well, but I think it was possibly either Lemmings, Xenon 2 or Sim City.

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Postby Mr.JT » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:39 pm

sadly the stupid spelling games that came with the STE educational pack! Can't remember what it was called but you had to climb up ladders to collect words! Oh and one from the same pack with a catepillar and an apple and (I think) spelling again!! They were the only disks I had for the first few days way back when!

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Postby DominoTree » Tue May 01, 2007 7:06 pm

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Postby jd » Wed May 02, 2007 4:30 pm

World Games (epyx) in 1987 the only Atari ST game that was in the store. I bought an ST at a time when it only came with a language disk!!!

It came in a compilation with super cycle, winter games and wrestling.

Still my favourite games, colouful cartoony graphics - epyx were truly good at their jobs.

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Postby NonToXIC » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:41 pm

My very first game on ST was Impossible Mission 2 (Epyx). I remember that game was quite hard to beat. ;) Great memories. (My second game was North & South, a damaged copy (I still remember how glitched the Infogrames logo was ;)))

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Postby dlfrsilver » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:50 pm

Played twinworld on my ST, the game was really good :D
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Postby spiny » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:36 pm

ranarama

it was the only game I got with my ST - I played it everyday for six months before I could afford to buy another game :)

got really good at it though :)

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Postby Desty » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:30 am

spiny wrote:ranarama

it was the only game I got with my ST - I played it everyday for six months before I could afford to buy another game :)

got really good at it though :)

Good game wasn't it? Came with my ST as well, along with a bunch of pirate disks... I loaned them all to a school friend who loaned me some of her games... then I gave hers back, and she never gave mine back.
Made quite the sap outta me!
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