Thursday, October 20, 2016


Samuel (aka Zamuel_a of Pac-Mania and Giana Sisters fame) is currently working on his third title for our beloved Atari STe. It's based upon Metroid and uses the enhanced hardware for amazing 50fps performance which he's been working on for a number of years with even a beta demo all the way back in 2013.

Bear in mind that this isn't complete and many functions are yet to be implemented but we can walk, jump, fire our weapon and explore the levels. The 16-colour limit is broken and the Blitter will be used to handle the sprites with the hardware scrolling used to ... well ... scroll the screen in 1VBL. As you can see in the pictures and animated GIF, this appears a promising project but Samuel is looking at the community for help.

Can you help? He's looking for people who might offer their skills to produce music, sound effects, sprites, and hopefully assist in the level design. So if you can help, please contact him directly via the Atari-Forum website. Okay, it's time to get downloading this and have a play, but remember, this is a Work-In-Progress!

The current beta can be downloaded from Atari-Forum. (remember folks: feedback | help) :-)




  1. Did anything ever come of this? I have no relevant talents to offer, but am still interested in the outcome...

    1. Good question! I believe real life was getting in the way... but I'd also love to know if there is any new news. I'll keep you posted.