Friday, August 26, 2016

Floyd The Droid

Floyd The Droid is a hectic shoot 'em up in a style similar to a Robotron clone. It was written in 1986 by Paul Lay for legends Analog Software and features a few features which I personally think are rather cool. This game is all about whacking enemies that fill the display to a point where little screen real estate is left over. These are some of the silliest sprites: like robots, spaceships 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. You know, I'm actually still impressed today for sentimental reasons. Whoever wrote the title tune is obviously insane - because it's just zany and wrong!! Yet I find myself loving it because it's absolutely brilliant and I often leave it playing in the background. Perhaps I'm mad?

Sure, it's a little rough around the edges but I love playing this frantic shooter with its relentless hoard of invading oddities! This is Atari[ST] retro gaming at its best so hit that fire-button and try to last as long as you can.


 - 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'.

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