Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Megaroids


Asteroids is a true arcade classic and one that has been converted to just about every home computer ever made. Not to be left out, Megamax released Megaroids for the Atari ST in 1985 and it was developed using their C programming tool. I initially expected a crude game with poor graphics and pathetic gameplay... How wrong I was.

Megaroids not only looks gorgeous (well, for Asteroids!) but it plays with an authentic feel. Gone are the vector graphics in favour of nicely drawn bitmaps which move along the screen like butter falling from a hot knife. Colour systems haven't been forgotten as they have interlaced medium resolution - 640x400 with 4 colours and it looks gorgeous. Megaroids is a brilliant Asteroids clone and it's superb blasting chunks of rock to smithereens!