ST Format Review
For this review I’m running Steem with a 1MB STFM, running TOS 1.04. This is Automation disk 240. The intro has some ok music, some wibbly text with a palette-shifting text giving the impression of scrolling, bouncy balls, etc. The user of overscan here is pretty clever stuff.
Dear god that logo font is unreadable! so.. we get a bit of sampled music then the game kicks off. I get attacked early on by some chap walking in so I fire knives and other shit at him – all in glorious 2 frames per second with farty sound effects. The backdrops are pretty, no doubt, though ultimagely there are two colours with many shades.
Nope, this game is utterly fucking boring. I am bored. Bored shitless. It’s not terrible, but there’s just nothing very interesting happening. It’s a nothing game with poor controls in part due to the dire frame rate. This feels a lot like an early ST game.
There’s really very little reason to recommend this game unless there was some attachment to it in childhood. It’s not particularly ambitious and yet even despite that it fails to deliver.