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#1 Nubian OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:52 PM

Hey All,
I recently returned go a second-hand delear and got the rest oif my Atari ST games. There are plenty of racing games and shoot-em-ups but only one plaformer which is called Nebulus. I had a play around with Nebulus and it has better graphics than my commodore 64 Nebulus so I'm happy with this purchase for 50 cents.

I was just wondeing for future reference when I am considering buying more games for my 1040ST, what are the best platformers? Also, there is one more game up at this shop called PRO BOXING. Anyone played this boking game and what is it like?

I'm also really pleased I joined this forum as I met another Atari ST enthusiast from Melbourne which is near where I live in Australia. He is actually going out of his way and sending me Gauntlet II. That's a very nice gesture and it really welcomes me to the world of this past classic that is Atari ST.
Regards,

Nubian.

#2 Maarten Martens OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:05 PM

Nubian,

Check out www.atari-forum.com ! There is an active thread about platformers on the ST!

Also, for screenshots check out www.atarilegend.com

Cheers,
Grave

#3 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2004 1:30 PM

Baal is a great platformer.

#4 Rocko OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:13 PM

Rick Dangerous 1 & 2

#5 Wrathchild OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:19 PM

I liked 'Gods' by the Bitmap Brothers (and most of their other games for that matter!)

#6 Serblander OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:45 AM

Wrathchild wrote:

I liked 'Gods'

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

As well as:
Magic Pockets
Fire & Brimstone
Rick Dangerous
Black Lamp

#7 The Eidolon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:46 AM

There was a game called Mouse Trap (I think) that was a lot of fun.
Verty simple--just jump around on a bunch of platforms and collect
all the chese blocks to finish each level. But it was pretty addicting
and a good cheap game at the time.

--The Eidolon

#8 Mendon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:25 AM

Try to find STario Land, an excellent version of Super Mario Bros. for the ST. Great graphic's and controls and a ton of fun!

Another platformer I liked was CarV-Up (I think that was the name... too early in the morning for me). Sort of a Miner 2049er type game where you are a car and must travel over all the girders (they change as you drive over them) to complete a level while avoiding all sorts of nasties.

Mendon

#9 Rocko OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 27, 2004 8:53 AM

Another platformer I liked was CarV-Up (I think that was the name... too early in the morning for me). Sort of a Miner 2049er type game where you are a car and must travel over all the girders (they change as you drive over them) to complete a level while avoiding all sorts of nasties.

Mendon


Sounds like City Connection to me.

#10 Saikyo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:37 AM

There was a game called Mouse Trap (I think) that was a lot of fun.
Verty simple--just jump around on a bunch of platforms and collect
all the chese blocks to finish each level.   But it was pretty addicting  
and a good cheap game at the time.

--The Eidolon


Yes I like that game as well its really good and the best platformer on the
ST bar none IMO. ;)

#11 wizard x OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:23 AM

There was a game called Mouse Trap (I think) that was a lot of fun.
Verty simple--just jump around on a bunch of platforms and collect
all the chese blocks to finish each level. But it was pretty addicting
and a good cheap game at the time.

--The Eidolon


Yes I like that game as well its really good and the best platformer on the
ST bar none IMO. ;)



I concur.. Mouse trap is a GREAT game and SO MANY levels!!
please check the marketplace for the ST stuff I am selling...

#12 phil______ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 3, 2005 7:05 AM

Do you know "Enchanted Land" from Thalion
or "Gret Giana sister" ?

"Enchanted Land" was coded by the best ST DEMO Coder : Nick of the carebears, and feature mindbombing technics.

#13 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2005 11:25 AM

I like several different platformers on the ST:

Gods (as was mentioned)
Chaos Engine
Blood Money
Leader
Turrican
Zool

Okay, maybe some of those aren't exactly platformers but they are fun nonetheless... :-)

#14 PeBo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:08 PM

sorry for resurrecting such an old thread, but a google search for "Best ST Platformers" brought me here, and I felt I should mention a couple titles that didn't make it to anyone's list (albeit the thread WAS brief)

 

Rick Dangerous & Black Cauldron which were mentioned ARE VERY high on my list, but IMO Spherical is easily one of the best platform games on any system (how many platformers require you to create/alter the game screens on the fly as part of the gameplay).

 

The other one I expected to see but was not mentioned is Time Runner (not to be confused with Time Bandit) which included jaw dropping graphics and stellar game play and a main character from the games Crumble's Crisis and Space Lobsters..

 

Anyway, if I've introduced two of the ST's better platformers to folks who have never heard of them (or reminded those who may have forgotten them) then it was worth reviving this cobweb covered thread.



#15 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:59 PM

You know, I'd have to throw one in that I forgot earlier and

that's "Venus- The Flytrap". I love the music to that game

and all the little animations.  :)



#16 PeBo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:06 PM

and of course I meant Black Lamp, not Black Cauldron (which was a mediocre Walt Disney Graphics Adventure)



#17 Goochman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:09 AM

sorry for resurrecting such an old thread, but a google search for "Best ST Platformers" brought me here, and I felt I should mention a couple titles that didn't make it to anyone's list (albeit the thread WAS brief)

 

Rick Dangerous & Black Cauldron which were mentioned ARE VERY high on my list, but IMO Spherical is easily one of the best platform games on any system (how many platformers require you to create/alter the game screens on the fly as part of the gameplay).

 

The other one I expected to see but was not mentioned is Time Runner (not to be confused with Time Bandit) which included jaw dropping graphics and stellar game play and a main character from the games Crumble's Crisis and Space Lobsters..

 

Anyway, if I've introduced two of the ST's better platformers to folks who have never heard of them (or reminded those who may have forgotten them) then it was worth reviving this cobweb covered thread.

 

I agree on Spherical - I spent alot of hours enjoying that game.



#18 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:36 PM

How was Ivanhoe ever left off this list?



#19 TheNameOfTheGame OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:52 PM

 Wolfchild and Doodlebug also.



#20 Ayreon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 10:12 AM

seven gates of Jambala,

Prophecy 1: The Viking child

Turrican series

James pond - Not my fave, but not too bad

Ghost battle

 

Use  http://www.atarimani...-game-_S_G.html

and use the gerne for your search on platforms (Scrolling, mulit screen or single screen)



#21 doctor_shred OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 8, 2017 5:26 PM

Prince of Persia

First Samurai

Gods (already mentioned many times)



#22 ParanoidLittleMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM

Indeed in top 10:  Potsworth & Co.

http://atari.8bitchi...SH/potswco.html

5 large levels with different hero, good scrolling . Videos of completing all levels on page.



#23 Foebane OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:36 PM

Platformers? You want platformers on the ST, you go to the Demoscene, there's a whole massive bunch of ST demos disguised as platform games out there.

 

The premise is simple: unlike something logical like on the Amiga where a multi-part demo is loaded one part at a time and you press the mouse button to move on to the next, ST demos require you to play a (mostly shitty) platform game with a lame character who goes to each door to load each part. I mean, it's honestly tedious, whoever came up with that idea should be shot.



#24 ParanoidLittleMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:07 AM

Please ban Foebane ! :D



#25 Ayreon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:20 AM

Let him be. The poor guy was banned a long time ago from Atari_forum. Some people just need some space on an Atari forum to troll about Amiga's :P






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