Thursday, March 08, 2018

Atari ST games I HATE!!

Today, I decided it might be 'fun' to play a handful of games that I have always hated. Good idea, right? Well, first up is Lemmings, a game everybody went crazy for but I couldn't find any joy in herding those docile idiotic critters. A few screens in and I would soon discover that I had no tolerance for their stupidity thus found it irritating. Instead, I would deliberately watch each one plummet to their death or explode over my screen. Now, that was fun!!

Next is a great conversion of the monster arcade hit, Hard Drivin'. This sure looks the part with its fancy polygons and whacky stunts enticing you to try your luck. However, it never goes to plan for me as I cannot steer the car in anything that resembles a straight line. In fact, I drive and corner worse than Stevie Wonder...

I first remember seeing Strider in ST Format and it looked absolutely arcade-amazing with even a glowing review so I went out and blindly spent all my pennies. Well, I certainly won't be giving it a glowing review because I cannot stand to play this frantic platformer for more than a few minutes without throwing down the joystick - a terrible Tiertex port.

Yolanda is another platformer and one I've always thought looked curiously interesting. The sprites are superb and it has a funny loading screen, so I've always wondered if it played as good as it appears? Well... Erm, no:

Start the game. Wonder what to do. Die.
Start the game. Run left. Die.
Start the game. Run right. Die.
Start the game. Panic. Die.
Reboot your ST!!

In case you're wondering, this was just a bit of fun directed at each game's weaker attributes. Except for Lemmings which is a lame Amiga port which I cannot stand!! My apologies to its fans throughout the world. Not.

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