ST/Amiga Format Issue 2

Welcome to Issue 2 – Download

This issue came out in August 1988. It begins with brief previews including Pool Of Radiance, Maupiti Island (which I could have sworn came out MUCH later), Empire Strikes Back, Better Dead Than Alien and Starray. The latter came with my Atari ST and was… ok. Brief mentions for Driller and Dark Side (Freescape games – see also Castle Master and 3D Construction Kit), and mention of a sequel to Captain Blood (which I think became Commander Blood).

Big features on CD-ROM which was still some way away from being a thing in home computing. We were still in the land of floppy discs with their 720kb of space (though with a bit of judicious formatting you could push it to 800kb or even a little bit more).

This issue sees Screenplay given its proper name (it’s notable that in issue 1 the index lists it as screenplay but then the actual page says golden games – perhaps an old title they forgot to remove). In this issue we have the following games:

– Captain Blood (Weird space exploration alien language thing – Infrogrames £24.95 – 91% Format Gold)
– Corruption (Text adventure with still graphics – Magnetic Scrolls £24.95 – 91% Format Gold)
– Jinks (Amiga only so who gives a shit)
– Legend Of The Sword (RPG – Rainbird £24.95 – 88%)
– Sentinel (Fucking weird thing – Firebird £19.95 – 82%)
– Pandora (Arcade Adventure – Firebird £19.95 – 63%)
– Return To Genesis (Defender clone – Firebird £19.95 – 74%)
– Pinball Wizard (Pinball – Anco [yes the kick off people] £19.95 – 70%)

That’s more like it. Captain Blood I’ve played a little before and will have another crack at, though it is a long game and may necessitate longer between posts. Corruption I’d like to try as I have little experience of text adventures but have heard good things about the Magnetic Scrolls games, and finally Sentinel – a strange little game I’ve wanted to try out for years.

This is a very odd month with 2 VERY left-field games, which are going to really give me a challenge.

Captain Blood

Sentinel

Sadly there aren’t any good videos of a text adventure, you’ll be surprised to hear! I’m going to have a rest tonight but will likely get onto these over the weekend. Wish me luck!

Review: Corruption

This is a review covering a game from ST/Amiga Format Issue 2 – the August 1988 issue (so actually out in July). Corruption I’ve never played a text adventure. Well, a brief bit of fiddling with Hitchhiker’s Guide, but that’s about it. Indeed my adventure gaming expertise mostly consists of lots of Monkey Island, Leisure…More

Review: Sentinel

This is a review covering a game from ST/Amiga Format Issue 2 – the August 1988 issue (so actually out in July). Sentinel Sentinel is a very strange game. To explain it as simply as I can, you are on a 3D island, and there is a sentinel which if it sees you will drain…More

Review: Captain Blood

This is a review covering a game from ST/Amiga Format Issue 2 – the August 1988 issue (so actually out in July). Captain Blood I’ll start with Captain Blood as I have a little bit of prior experience with it, albeit on an Amiga. Wait, what? But I had an ST, that can’t be right.…More

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