Thursday, December 24, 2015

Stario's Christmas

Super Stario Land was released in 1995 by Top Byte and might remind you of a certain game featuring a daft Italian plumber? Yep, it's pretty darn similar but this isn't a cheap clone and offers fantastic fun! It's a delight to play with controls that are both easy and responsive to complete the authentic feel desperately needed. Sound effects are pretty chirpy and suit the style, but if you press F9 then music will instead play by Big Alec! The graphics are cool with fascinating attention to detail, but small by ST standards so it's a good job they scroll by at a silky smooth 50fps.

Stario's Christmas came out in 1996 and must rank as one of the last commercial games ever released on the Atari ST. It basically offers more of the same but within a Christmassy winter wonderland. Equal in every awesome respect to the first game and another beautiful platformer you must play!

Two awesome platformers to play over the holidays. Merry Christmas everyone †


 - Download Super Stario Land (for hard drive installation) using 8BitChip.
 - Floppy disks of Super Stario Land can be found using Old Games Finder.
 - I have recorded a YouTube video of Super Stario Land.
 - Klaz's Hideaway has Stario's Christmas for both floppy and hard drive.
 - I have recorded a YouTube video of Stario's Christmas.