Tuesday, June 06, 2017


I can still remember lifting this game off the shelf, just to admire the gorgeous box art. Wow, this is so captivating and I love its lush colours which are in stark contrast to the brutal warriors. I think this is great artwork and quite scary too, so it perfectly illustrates the savage gameplay ahead... Well, if you feel brave enough to open the box?

I was more than brave, so paid my money and bought what was possibly my first Hewson game for the ST. I had always enjoyed their Spectrum games, they are a company I associate with quality. Each and (almost) every title appeared to have time and love into its development, and never did they release a lame Amiga port. Respect.

Onslaught was programmed by Chris Hinsley, he of Custodian fame, and is a horizontally-scrolling hack and club 'em all to death battle. This exciting platformer has us killing everything in sight with massive explosions that beautifully light up the colourful backdrops and grungy medieval scenery. The music is perfectly suited for the theme and accompanied by meaty sound samples for all the grunts, booms, and metallic clangs of the weapons!!

This is a tough game which requires lots of practice but stick with it because Onslaught is superb. It's loud, stuffed with brutal carnage, and I love every second of it. One of my favourite Atari ST games back then and today.


 - Stonish have lots of compact disks w/ Onslaught but I personally recommend FOF #51.
 - There are more Hewson games featured right here on AtariCrypt along with lots more Atari ST box art too!!


  1. The Perfect Atari ST Scrolling Platformer beat-em-up