Friday, August 26, 2016

Floyd The Droid

Floyd The Droid is a hectic shoot 'em up in a style similar to a Robotron clone and developed in 1986 by Paul Lay for Analog Software. It's all about whacking enemies who are crammed onto your screen and they are the silliest sprites: robots, spaceships, fuji and even a Commodore 64 computer. Floyd also contains speech which is excellent for a game released so early in the Atari ST's life but whoever wrote the title tune is obviously insane - it's just zany and wrong yet I find myself enjoy it and even leave it playing in the background. Perhaps I'm mad?

 - I believe there was a hi-res version in the making but I'm unsure if it was ever released?
 - Demozoo has a Floyd The Droid list and Stonish has the download on Serenade #5.
 - AtariMania list in their database Floyd The Droid and also Missing One Droid.
 - Atari 8-bit fans may also wanna click here: Floyd the Droid Goes Blastin'.

Sure, it's a little rough around the edges because it's an early title but this is also a piece of Atari ST history and loved by all, I'm sure of it. Well, personally, I enjoy frantically blasting the relentless hoard of invading oddities - it never gets old!! Yup, this sure is Atari ST retro gaming at its best so hit that fire-button and try to last as long as you can.

I managed to find the original of Missing One Droid and I just had to buy it!!

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