Monday, May 11, 2015

Blood Money

This is one of my favourite Atari ST shooters by Psygnosis in 1989 and features some of the best graphics you will see in any scrolling shoot'em up. However, I often find this game gets some mixed reactions which are confusing to me. Blood Money displays some of the most beautiful graphics, sprites whilst playing lovely audio.

It's all thanks to the talent of Wayne Smithson who stopped Psygnosis from releasing yet another cheap Amiga port. Sure proves the power of the ST in the hands of a decent programmer who needed no custom chips. Still, I cannot help wondering how an STe would have done... Don't get me wrong, this is ace but I can't help but wonder!

Okay, there is a *tiny* bit of slowdown during the busier scenes but it's nothing that distracts from the gameplay. Just play it and have a fantastic time. Overall, I don't think this is a brilliant shoot 'em up for the ST and is certainly up there with the best of 'em. Soak your money in blood and play this game on either floppy or off your hard drive.

1 comment:

  1. A truly great game back in the late 80s, such pretty artwork and great sound topped off with decent challenging gameplay