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good ATARI ST games that are not available on Amiga

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Hey folks

I'm pretty curious about ATARI ST/STE games.
I know many games came out for both Atari ST and Amiga in parallel.

I wonder are there some good ATARI ST games which were not released for Amiga?
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Cool thanks

there are some nice ones in the list
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The whole series of dongleware games is pretty unique and also has its own unique black'n white esthetics. This includes multiple versions if Oxyd, Bolo, Esprit and Spacola.
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Ok thanks guys ..

As you know I'm coming from the Amiga scene ..
I feel showing the Amiga people some ATARI jewels to get them interested in this system would be nice.


My personal taste is that games like Arkanoid, Bubble Bobble, New Zealand Story
look nice and make a lot of fun playing even 30 years later.
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IMHO this is a good list:

https://thejoyofsticks.co.uk/the-top-50-atari-st-games

EDIT
I forgot that you wanted ST only games but I can't delete it.
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chronicthehedgehog wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:31 am IMHO this is a good list:

https://thejoyofsticks.co.uk/the-top-50-atari-st-games

EDIT
I forgot that you wanted ST only games but I can't delete it.
And now let's cross reference this list with the previous ones :D
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Many good games came out for both Atari and Amiga.
If have played many games like FANTASY III, on AMIGA which I see are same on ATARI :)

I think there must be some hidden jewels that only came out on Atari?

I personally think that a good adventures can be played today also with a lot fun,
and also many arcade game like Bubble Bobble are in my opinion fun that never ages.
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Hmm, found this "list". Don't know how accurate it is - I think it came from a message thread similar to this one:

(I did notice that some of them are STe only)

Game list released exclusively for Atari ST

by Anemos
A.L.C.O.N. - Imagine
Crystal Castles - Atari Corporation
GATO - Spectrum Holobyte
ST Karate - Paradox
Star Raiders - Atari Corporation
Strike! - Mastertronic
Super Stuntman - Codemasters
Joust - Atari Corporation
Millipede - Atari Corporation
Where Time Stood Still
Trail Blazer
Sapiens
Phantis
I,Ball
Arctic Moves
Mata Hari - Loriciel - <add-list>
Magnetik Tank - Loriciel
Annihilator - Budgie UK
Phantom Zone - Budgie UK
Teach-Yourself Series - Budgie UK
Recoil - Ocean
Shackled - US Gold
Alcantor
Asgard
pop!

by bullys1
-Rock 'n Roll Clams (like MugUK mentioned)
-Substation
-Missile Command
-Oids

by nativ
Team Football,
Ultimate Arena?
ST Protector
Obession
Slap Fight
Super STario

by Marcer
black sect
Rocketball st
space pilot st
ST Lingo
ST Pool
ST Soccer
ST Wars
Strange War
Super stario land
super stario xmas
turbo st

by jeweleric
Colonial Conquest
Super Sprint
Gauntlet
Battlezone
Sundog The Frozen Legacy
Midi Maze
Skulldiggery (not sure about this)
Enduro Racer
F15 Strike Eagle
President Elect
Knightmare (the version of the TV programme)
Star Trek Rebel Universe
Road Runner
Asteroids Deluxe
Food Fight
Moonbase
Robotron 2084
Super Breakout
Tempest
Metro-Cross
Xevious
Lords of Conquest
10th Frame
Crack'ed
Hades Nebula
Moon Patrol
Prohibition
Rana Rama
Macadam Bumper
Pirates of the Barbary Coast
Psion Chess
Solomons Key
Spitfire 40
221b Baker Street
Championship Wrestling <add-list>
Trailblazer
Tau Ceti
Lands of Havoc
Altair
Turbo GT
I Ball
Captain America Doom Tube
International Karate
Super Cycle
Eden Blues
Get Dexter
Rings of Ziflin
Superbike Challenge
Wizards Crown
Top Gun
Was Zero 5 >?

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Fahrenheit 451
Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder
Ultima II
Breakers
Das Reich - New Soft
Warship
President Elect: 1988 Edition
Phantasie II
Lee Enfield in "An Amazon Adventure"
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Shuffleboard
Essex - Synapse Software <add-list>
Fantastic Four
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Gunnar68080 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:09 pm Many good games came out for both Atari and Amiga.
If have played many games like FANTASY III, on AMIGA which I see are same on ATARI :)

I think there must be some hidden jewels that only came out on Atari?

I personally think that a good adventures can be played today also with a lot fun,
and also many arcade game like Bubble Bobble are in my opinion fun that never ages.
Some stuffs I have played quite a while back in time : Metrocross, Sapiens, Obsession (but it seems it exists on Amiga in the end), Super Sprint, Gauntlet, Psion Chess, Star raiders, Bubble Bobble
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@gunnar you might also want to look at the early (1985-87) ST games, as there were more released for the Atari back then, as the Amiga was literally too expensive till the A500 came out.

I have some old US game company catalogs (Access/Ariolasoft/SSI, etc) where they list lots of games that were only for the C64/Apple II/ST/PC.

Sure many also made it to the Amiga, but the above machines had the 'Lions Share'. :)
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Gunnar68080 wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:03 am I'm pretty curious about ATARI ST/STE games.
I know many games came out for both Atari ST and Amiga in parallel.

I wonder are there some good ATARI ST games which were not released for Amiga?
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* Midimaze II as one of the first 2.5D FPS games
* Wizard Royal (laaarge dungeon platformer)
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There were also quite a few good freeware, shareware etc games that were never ported to Amiga, some of them monochrome, like Ballerburg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballerburg

(Amiga had many good variants of "Scorched Earth", but I do not think any of them to be quite similar to classic Ballerburg.)

PS. Gunnar, problem with some of those non-commercially done games is that they may rely on specific TOS version, so chances of them working with something like Vampire and its special EmuTOS version are somewhat lower than commercial games that got much wider testing...
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DarkLord wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:38 pm Hmm, found this "list". Don't know how accurate it is - I think it came from a message thread similar to this one:

(I did notice that some of them are STe only)

Game list released exclusively for Atari ST

Where Time Stood Still
Slightly off on a tangent, it's true this brilliant game wasn't released originally, however Galahad of FLT converted this to the Amiga quite a few years ago
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Was Starball ever ported to the Amiga? That was one of my favourite ST games back in the day. It was written in 68k assembly language and it ought to have have been possible to port it to the Amiga. I know it was ported to DOS but haen't seen an Amiga version.

EDIT: I did used to have the source code for Starball, which I received in exchange for registering my copy (it was shareware). The teenage me didn't understand it well enough but the availability of the source code ought to make it possible to port it. And if not, it's definitely worth playing Starball on an ST emulator. It was one of the best games that remember playing on the ST as a kid.
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aktiv8 wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:02 am
DarkLord wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:38 pm Hmm, found this "list". Don't know how accurate it is - I think it came from a message thread similar to this one:

(I did notice that some of them are STe only)

Game list released exclusively for Atari ST

Where Time Stood Still
Slightly off on a tangent, it's true this brilliant game wasn't released originally, however Galahad of FLT converted this to the Amiga quite a few years ago
Okay, thanks for the update. :)
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Sky Strike by Shadow Software. They went on to write Jet Strike for the Amiga which had a more advanced engine, but I feel Sky Strike is actually the better game.
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darklight wrote: Sun Apr 28, 2024 11:14 pm Sky Strike by Shadow Software. They went on to write Jet Strike for the Amiga which had a more advanced engine, but I feel Sky Strike is actually the better game.
Looks Cool ! thank you for the hint.
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Oh and they did an ST only game called Yomo that had a scifi setting, and an engine somewhere between Sky Strike & Jet Strike.
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cdpjenkins wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:02 pm Was Starball ever ported to the Amiga? That was one of my favourite ST games back in the day. It was written in 68k assembly language and it ought to have have been possible to port it to the Amiga. I know it was ported to DOS but haen't seen an Amiga version.

EDIT: I did used to have the source code for Starball, which I received in exchange for registering my copy (it was shareware). The teenage me didn't understand it well enough but the availability of the source code ought to make it possible to port it. And if not, it's definitely worth playing Starball on an ST emulator. It was one of the best games that remember playing on the ST as a kid.
I believe the guy that did it didn't get a lot of money from the ST release so went with a PC version as, at the time, that's the way things were heading. For those who don't know, 'Starball' is an unofficial conversion of the excellent 'Devil's Crush /Dragon's Fury' from the PC Engine/Megadrive. He was also working on a thunderforce style shmup on the ST around the time... It's a shame that never saw the light of day.

Also, back to the OP's original question, and also related to freeware/shareware games, Martin Brownlow's conversion of the ZX Spectrum game 'Chaos - The Battle of The Wizards' (on the ST called 'Chaos - The unofficial conversion') is probably one of the best multiplayer games ever (on both formats, though made better by extra sounds, an alien and a couple of bug fixes on the ST IMO) - It's since been converted to the amiga but that version uses a mouse, which feels wrong and dirty..

And going back to earlier games, if it hasn't already been listed (sorry - I skim read!) 'Typhoon Thompson' is fun little game, as is 'Mudpies' (a game bizarrely only released on ST and Dragon 32, which shows its age).

Oh, and Llamasoft's 'Hardcore' is ST only (a 5 level demo, but it showed promise).

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Was Hector Vs. the Mutant Vampire Tomatoes from Hell ever ported to the Amiga?
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