The Great Atari ST Game Survey 2020

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The Great Atari ST Game Survey 2020

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Hi everyone! Well, we suddenly find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands, so I'm planning to spend some of it having fun on my favourite computer!

It's been 12 years since the last survey, so the list is in dire need of an update! Just reply below with your 5 favourite ST games (in order of preference) and I'll do the rest.

Watch this video: https://youtu.be/s5nau-tTnDA
Or read this post: http://thejoyofsticks.com/the-great-ata ... urvey-2020
for more details.

Have fun and happy voting!
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Dungeon Master
Skateball
Wings Of Death
Xenon 2
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Sturm wrote:Dungeon Master
Skateball
Wings Of Death
Xenon 2
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Thanks Sturm! Your votes have been added to the list. I've never even *heard* of Skateball, so I'm looking that one up now based on the excellent taste shown by your other choices! :D.
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Jojo stickmeister, herewith you find my top 5; just a bit outside the ordinary best sellers perhaps;

- plutos
- llamatron
- the bard's tale
- pirates!
- roadwar 2000

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wietze wrote:Jojo stickmeister, herewith you find my top 5; just a bit outside the ordinary best sellers perhaps;

- plutos
- llamatron
- the bard's tale
- pirates!
- roadwar 2000

Kind regards,
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It's always great to get some left field choices, wietze! Thank you, they have all been added to the list. I'd completely forgotten about Roadwar. I guess I know what I'll be playing tonight!
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StickHead wrote:
Sturm wrote:Dungeon Master
Skateball
Wings Of Death
Xenon 2
IK+
Thanks Sturm! Your votes have been added to the list. I've never even *heard* of Skateball, so I'm looking that one up now based on the excellent taste shown by your other choices! :D.
Skateball in France (this is a french game) aka Skate Wars

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Sturm wrote:
StickHead wrote:
Sturm wrote:Dungeon Master
Skateball
Wings Of Death
Xenon 2
IK+
Thanks Sturm! Your votes have been added to the list. I've never even *heard* of Skateball, so I'm looking that one up now based on the excellent taste shown by your other choices! :D.
Skateball in France (this is a french game) aka Skate Wars

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Sturm wrote:
Sturm wrote:
StickHead wrote:
Thanks Sturm! Your votes have been added to the list. I've never even *heard* of Skateball, so I'm looking that one up now based on the excellent taste shown by your other choices! :D.
Skateball in France (this is a french game) aka Skate Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6_7Ary-bug
Ah, great! Thanks for the clarification!
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Top five are:

1. Lords of Chaos
2. Laser Squad
3. Dungeon Master
4. Bloodwych
5. Overlander

Think I might have preferred a top 20 as this was a struggle...
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Zogging Hell wrote:Top five are:

1. Lords of Chaos
2. Laser Squad
3. Dungeon Master
4. Bloodwych
5. Overlander

Think I might have preferred a top 20 as this was a struggle...
I know what you mean. I'm glad I don't have to come up with a top 5. It would be painful. Thank you for your votes, sir!
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Some more:
Rainbow Island
Virus
Interphase
Stunt Car Racer
Lethal Xcess

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This will not be easy...
1) Dungeon Master
2) The Bard's Tale
3) Impossible Mission 2
4) Turrican 2
5) Elemental
I did not try to think too hard about it, first two mentioned took a lot of hours to complete, the other three are just fun to play every now and then, over and over again, even today.

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It would be easier if one would limit it to 5 games per genre, for example (just from top of my mind):

3D:
Conqueror
Hunter
Interphase
Starglader II
Rotox

Board / puzzle:
Atomix
Bombuzal
Cinko (excellent Renju clone from Antic Software)
Puzznic
Rotoplex

Racing:
Ironman Offroad
Jupiter MasterDrive
Super Hang-On
Super Cars II
Vroom

With monochrome support:
Ballerburg
Empire
Megaroids
Starglider I
Squixx

Free /shareware:
Bellum
Dynabusters+
Grav 2
Wolf3D
Starball

Pacman variants:
Crapman
HacMan II
Pacmania STE version

TT / Falcon:
Bad Mood (Falcon only)
Chorensha
GEM NetHack (best on TT-medium res)
Tautology II
Vertical Mayhem+

Others:
Magic pockets
Oids
Obsession
Turrican
Utopos

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1. Enchanted Lands
2. Stunt Car Racer
3. Rainbow Islands
4. Rick Dangerous
5. Oids
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Paradroid 90
Disc
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Eheh nice idea man!

So here is my selection (straight from the A.L. interview). ;)

1) Llamatron
2) Vroom
3) Obsession
4) Joust
5) Stardust

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In no particular order:

1. Dungeon Master
2. Wings of Death
3. Ultima V
4. Space Quest
5. Chaos Engine

If you're including STe only games, it would be awfully hard not
to include Obsession Pinball and Stardust....
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1) Dungeon Master
2) Carrier Command
3) Elite
4) Rick Dangerous
5) Civilization

Dungeon Master was the game that made me want to have an Atari ST. After seeing it in a store, I bugged my parents until I they bought me a ST!

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Great! Thank you very much for your votes. I have now added the votes from DarkLord, dma, Avanze, mlynn1974, ICS and swapd0.
Eero Tamminen wrote:It would be easier if one would limit it to 5 games per genre, for example (just from top of my mind):

*a squillion games*
I appreciate what you are saying, Eero, but it would be a huge amount of work to collate that kind of data from the hundred or so people that have voted so far, let alone the future votes. And also, by limiting your choices it forces you to think *very* carefully about the games you do end up picking. So yes, it is difficult, but yes, that's the way I like it. Great games on the ST spring forth from technical limitations, as do great game lists spring from limitations of choice. Let me know your 5 and I will add them. You have plenty of time to deliberate! :D
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These are the games I remember playing a lot back in the days...

1. Dungeon Master
2. Phantasie III
3. Pirates!
4. Stunt Car Racer
5. Gold of the Americas
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Frontier Elite 2
Blood Money
Speed Ball 2
Carrier Command
Rick Dangerous 2

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SWIV
Rainbow Islands
Dungeon Master
Xenon 2
Lemmings
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In no specific order -

The Bards Tale - (sucks we did not get more of the series)
Gauntlet II - (almost a perfect port IMHO)
Ninja Mission - (was always a sucker for this conversion of Ninja from the 8-bit)
World Karate Championship - (again, sucked in from the 8-bit version)
California Games - (was jealous of the c64 guys, then I finally got it on the ST, great party game back in the day)

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1. lemmings
2. rick dangerous
3. chambers of shaolin
4. les aventures de moktar
5. north & south

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