ST/Amiga Format Issue 1

ST/Amiga Format Issue 01 – Download

This issue was the first and didn’t have many game reviews. It featured:
– Interceptor (Flight Sim – Electronic Arts £24.99 – 91% ST/Amiga Format Gold)
– Virus (Thingy – Firebird £19.99 – 86% ST/Amiga Format Gold)
– Outrun (Racing game – US Gold £19.99 – VERY generous 71% as it was terrible on the Atari ST – came with the Power Pack that contained my 520STFM)
– Thexder (No fucking idea – Sierra £19.99 – 61%)
– Firepower (Tank shooty thing – MicroIllusions/Activision £19.99 – 58%)
– Sundog: Frozen Legacy (No fucking idea – FTL £14.99 – 64%)
– Leathernecks (ShootEmUp – Microdeal £19.95 – 76%)

The first games I will be looking at are (videos not mine):

Virus

At school we had Archimedes machines (albeit way past 1988), and I got to play Zarch on those occasionally. Time to find out if it holds up on the Atari ST. Virus was released by Firebird, one of the labels under which Microprose released games (albeit this may be before Microprose’s involvement), and gained an ST/Amiga Format gold with 86% (later you’d need 90%). I remember noodling about with it on the Acorns but never really getting to grips with exactly what you were expected to do, and finding the controls to be utterly shite.

At school we had Archimedes machines (albeit way past 1988), and I got to play Zarch on those occasionally. Time to find out if it holds up on the Atari ST. Virus was released by Firebird, one of the labels under which Microprose released games (albeit this may be before Microprose’s involvement), and gained an ST/Amiga Format gold with 86% (later you’d need 90%). I remember noodling about with it on the Acorns but never really getting to grips with exactly what you were expected to do, and finding the controls to be utterly shite.

Join Me…
So, join me as I delve into the murky depths of late-80s to mid-90s gaming. Who knows if anyone will give a shit, but I’ll hopefully have some fun doing this.

Review: Leathernecks And Zarch/Virus

Both of these reviews are from ST/Amiga Format Issue 1 from July 1988 – as such this is a very early set of reviews and I hadn’t yet sorted the format out for all this stuff so the quality is perhaps a little below the rest of the site. However, the videos are new (May…More

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