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The History of the Atari ST
« on: September 27, 2016, 00:52:13 AM »
The Atari ST is a machine which emerged in 1985 and immediately went head to head with the Amiga 1000. The Atari ST is known for games, music, desktop publishing and in a lot of cases, being a poorer version of the Amiga, but that's not always the case, and to begin with the ST outsold the Amiga by a fair margin. It comes in many forms, The Atari STFM, Atari STE, even the follow up, the Atari Falcon. In this video we'll explore them all, along with Atari ST Games, Atari ST Music and the story of Commodore, Atari, Tramel Technology and the man himself, Jack Tramiel, who left Commodore, bought Atari and went head to head with his former company in the epic 80s battle of the first 16 bit home computers.

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Re: The History of the Atari ST
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 09:33:15 AM »
Really enjoyed this Trek, it was an exceptional flashback on the ST series and was brilliantly put together, another ST video now saved in the favourites, thanks for posting this little GEM, see what I did there?

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Re: The History of the Atari ST
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 05:07:05 AM »
This video should be of interest to Atari ST fans!  This was posted by the guys from Into The Vertical Blank.

In this series they explore all of the games that they feel kicked butt on the Atari ST and STE series of computers.
Each game is given a small amount of time to make its case (about 30 seconds). Each video will cover about 25 - 30 games.  Contrary to the belief of some gaming fans, there are A LOT of great arcade style games that have been produced for the Atari 16 bit computers from 1985 until 2020 (and beyond). This is an ongoing series that will pay homage to the best titles on the system a few at a time to keep the videos around 15 minutes each.


List of games included:
1. Vroom (ST 8mhz)
2. Uridium (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
3. Bubble Bobble (ST 8mhz)
4. Pole Position (STE 8mhz)
5 .Supa Zazai (STE 8mhz)
6. Lethal Xcess (STE Roger (STE 8mhz) 8mhz)
7. Roger (STE 8mhz)
8. Hard N' Heavy (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
9. Wings of Death (STE 8mhz)
10. Asteroidia (STE 8mhz)
11. Creatures (STE 8mhz)
12. Enchanted Land (STE 8mhz)
13. Fire and Ice (ST 8mhz)
14. Giana Sisters (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
15. Heartland Dizzy (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
16. Ice Blox Plus (STE 8mhz)
17. James Pond (ST 8mhz)
18. James Pond 2 (ST 8mhz)
19. Menace (ST 8mhz ship color upgrade)
20. Klax (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
21. Magic Boy (STE 8mhz)
22. Obsession (STE 8mhz)
23. Oids (ST 8mhz)
24. Pac-Man on E's (STE 8mhz)
25. Prince of Persia (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
26. Power Drift (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
27. Rock n Roll Clams (STE 8mhz)
28. R-Type Deluxe (STE Upgrade 8mhz)
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Re: The History of the Atari ST
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 06:18:15 AM »
Not real familiar with the Atari ST as it was out of my price range in the late 1980's. It has some really good conversions. The Pac-Man game was a nice surprise. Never saw it before.

 

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