Sunday, July 16, 2017

Menace


Menace is a great shoot 'em up and one of the few Psygnosis games I like but what's up with that YELLOW ship? I've always hated it so began to wonder if it was possible to change it white... I contacted Atari ST wizard Peter Putnik and he later came back with a solution. As you can see, our spaceship has a brand new paint job! The caveat is the effect on the status panel which is due to their 16-colour palette layout... try not to lose sleep over that! Of course, the game itself remains exactly the same - but with a white ship. I must thank Peter for being gracious to take on this request and this version of Menace is the only one I will play.

LINKS

 - White Menace can be downloaded from 8BitChip and is also hard drive installable.
 - Menace first appeared on AtariCrypt back in early 2015 and you'll see the original yellow ship here.
 - Stonish has floppy disks of the original on various Menu CDs and Old Games Finder has Automation #46.