Tuesday, July 03, 2018

StarRay


Logotron's StarRay is a beautiful Defender wannabe developed by a trio of incredible talent. Programmed by Steve Bak, a man who always knew how to get the very best from the Atari ST without resorting to any lame excuses. The graphics are obviously by Pete Lyon which are superb from the moment we see the futuristic Monument Valley to skimming across those lovely landscapes. David Whittaker created all the funk you hear which is jaw-dropping (anyone with extra Ram has sampled music on the title screen - but I prefer chippy tunes myself).

StarRay is so much fun and boosts the original Defender format with great gameplay styles, beautiful sounds and gorgeous multilayer parallax visuals. This is how all retro gaming should be, so if you fancy taking to the skies then download either the floppy disk or use your hard drive. Enjoy what is nothing short of an Atari ST classic!!
As you can see in my recording, emulation works fine but just doesn't compare to the ultra-smooth experience you get with a real computer. So play StarRay using real hardware - or die!!

5 comments:

  1. One of my old favs! Got a good score on it as well I think!

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    1. Will do if I ever get around to loading the disk :P

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