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Sunday, November 08, 2015


Artillery gaming!

Whilst enjoying my cuppa joe this morning (in my cool Atari ST mug) I stumbled upon a tweet about Ballerburg, an old turn-based artillery game by Eckhard Kruse. This is an ST classic and offers addictive and strategical gameplay to blast our enemy to smithereens and all using basic maths to calculate speed and direction.

However, Ballerburg requires the ability to read German and a monochrome hi-res monitor. But let's be honest, as ST users, we are familiar with translating on the fly plus there are programs that fudge the ST's high-resolution mode. As I type, my Atari STe is running Ballerburg and I'm (trying) to teach our 6-year old daughter the basics... Sadly, that ain't going well and I know she will be an easy victim, so I'm going to destroy her. Muwhahaha!!


 - A download is available via Eckhard Kruse's website and also Ballerburg has a wiki page!
 - I use MonoPack to enable ST High Res on my colour monitor.
 - So, you didn't believe me about my Atari ST mug, uh?

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


There's nothing better than blasting cannonballs at enemy kingdoms after a soul-crushing day in work. Well, today was that day, and I needed a few games of artillery mayhem in Ballerburg!! This is one of my favourite Atari ST games and I first played it long before I could afford a monitor! In fact, this isn't the first time I've featured it so click here for more junk. Any players out there? Let me know in the comments below...

* The download is available on Eckhard Kruse's website. Along with a rather potty horror-demo!!
* Try MonoPack if you don't have a mono monitor, it's great and can even use the Blitter.

Friday, December 14, 2018


[This is the wonderful Atari ST game because I have no way to record off my phone!]

Let me start by saying that I never play "mobile" games. However, I was in my car bored stupid (it didn't take very long) and I remembered that Eckhard Kruse's Ballerburg has been remade by a company called DonkeyCat. Well, to say I'm blown away is an understatement because this classic mono game looks and feels very authentic and is pretty much like having an ST in your pocket. Well... But you know what I mean!

Gameplay is just as you would expect with wind, angle and speed to decipher so chose your kingdom and get blasting cannons over the mountains. I prefer the Atari ST game but it's still jolly good fun. Okay, I still prefer the ST original but get on your chosen App Store and download some of this mobile artillery action.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Thanks to the insanity of Eckhard Kruse, I've been hooked on graveyards, weird skeletons and ghosts for over 30 years. Yes, it sure looks silly, but this is an ST classic and something I just had to share. Grusel can be download from Eckhard's own website but don't forget Ballerburg, an outstanding turn-based strategic shooter!

This little demo is nothing less than a timeless classic.