Monday, June 13, 2016

Storm 94


Folks, check this out! Here we have a STOS game that was written in 1994 by Fugitive Freelancers for the Atari STe. It's based on the alien theme with a style reminiscent of Alien Blast, Alien Thing and Alien Syndrome (I think I've noticed a theme here?). It was originally released by LAPD and is one of those games which I missed back in the day so now I feel a hidden gem has been discovered. Or should that be GEM? ;-)

Like most Alien-inspired games we are exploring the spaceship whilst suffer a constant onslaught of baddies. They are relentless, so shoot first and never ask any silly questions whilst you look for your key card to operate the airlock and escape. Ammo, health and security keys are littered throughout the levels but if you find yourself needing extra then these can all be purchased from the computer terminals.

It's here where you can also view a nifty level map to help navigate a route to both the key and your exit. I love Storm 94 because of the fast and furious gameplay mixed in with a bundle of strategic elements. My only quibble is its rather harsh time limit which I wished was less unforgiving. So if you notice the screen turning red, then you're almost outta luck so run fast!! An extremely challenging shoot 'em up and I loved every second of it.

LINKS

 - The only download I found is hosted by my good mate, Chris. Who is STOS mad btw! :p
 - Wanna see Storm '94 in action? Of course, you do so click here to watch my video recording.
 - Anyone care to hack this game and remove the time limit??? #challenge!!