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10 hours ago, Lostdragon said:

Developers didn't make use of ANY STE features to any real extend, sure you might get better scrolling, better colour gradients, improved sound, all of these if really lucky, but titles were few and far between, as the hardware was released far too late in the day, the STFM had the far wider user base and devs were fully committed to the Amiga, PC and Console markets, the ST as a games machine, was dying a very rapid death. 

 

Just to put perspective on that:

 

  Games using STE enhancements :


Abrevs. :
ADMA - audio DMA
EPAL - extended palette (4096 col.)
HWS - hardware scrolling
BLIT - blitter (not strictly STE feature)
AJ - analogue joysticks
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Alien Busters IV - ADMA
Alien Thing - ADMA, EPAL
Alien Thing - Expert Edition - ADMA, EPAL
Alien Thing - The Directors Cut (Demo) - ADMA, EPAL
Ancient Art of War in the Skies, The - EPAL
Another World - ADMA
Asteroidia  -  Should use blitter but I don't see it, and scrolling is pathetic.
Astro Panic 94 - ADMA, BLIT, EPAL

B Squad (Demo) - EPAL, BLIT
Battletris - ADMA
Battletris+ - ADMA
Beastlord  - EPAL

Cannon Fodder II (preview) - EPAL-only title pic. Pih.
Captive - EPAL
Carlos - ADMA
Chambers of Shaolin - ADMA
Chaos Engine - HWS
Chronicles of Omega, The - HWS, ADMA
Chu Chu Rocket  - ADMA, BLIT, AJ
CoCoCoPo -ADMA
Creatures - ADMA

Destruction Imminent - ADMA, BLIT, EPAL
Diamond Ice - ADMA, EPAL
Dragon's Lair - EPAL
Dragon's Lair II - EPAL
Dragon's Lair III - EPAL
Dragon's Lair Escape from the Singe's Castle - EPAL


Elvira the Arcade Game - BLIT
Esprit - ADMA  (Strange that later games - Oxyd, are not STE enhanced)

Final Fight - EPAL
Fire and Ice  -  EPAL
First Samurai - EPAL, intro only
Frantick   - EPAL - only title

Ghost Battle - BLIT
GodPey  - BLIT

Heartland - ADMA, EPAL

International Rugby Challenge - EPAL

James Pond - EPAL
James Pond II (Robocod) - EPAL (1c only)

Leavin' Teramis  - EPAL, intro only
Lethal Xcess  - ADMA, BLIT

Magic Boy -  ADMA
Magic Fly - EPAL - only title pic.

Nicky Boom - ADMA
Nicky 2 - ADMA
No Limit 2 - ADMA, EPAL


Oh No! Not More Radioactive Mineshafts - BLIT, EPAL


Operation Garfield - EPAL, ADMA, BLIT

Pooz - ADMA
Pouif Ouf - ADMA, BLIT
Power Up plus  - ADMA, BLIT - despite it, scrolling is awful

Robocop 3 - ADMA, EPAL
Rock 'n' Roll Clams - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT


Sheer Agony - EPAL
Space Ace - EPAL
Space Ace II - EPAL
Starball  - ADMA
Superfly - ADMA

Ultimate Arena, The - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT

Vaxine - ADMA, EPAL
Winglord - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT
Wings of Death - ADMA, BLIT
Wrath of the Demon - EPAL


Zool  - HWS, BLIT


****************

 

STE only :

Alien Blast
Dynabusters+   - I guess that  + means for STE
H Mec
H Mec 2
Manga Puzzle

Obsession
Pacman OE   - OE= On STE
Revenge of Mutant Camels STE v. - surprise !
Roger - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT
Sleepwalker
Square Off  (1995)  + TT, Falcon
Stardust         + Falcon
Street Fighter II (Monochrome, Demo)
Stone Age   + Falcon
Substation    
Team
Tomtar
Utopos
Whitewater Madness
Zero 5

 

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In an on-going effort to help the original poster, here is a list of

games exclusive to the Atari ST (hope this helps):

 

Game list released exclusively for Atari ST

by Anemos
A.L.C.O.N. - Imagine
Crystal Castles - Atari Corporation
GATO - Spectrum Holobyte
ST Karate - Paradox
Star Raiders - Atari Corporation
Strike! - Mastertronic
Super Stuntman - Codemasters
Joust - Atari Corporation
Millipede - Atari Corporation
Where Time Stood Still
Trail Blazer
Sapiens
Phantis
I,Ball
Arctic Moves
Mata Hari - Loriciel - <add-list>
Magnetik Tank - Loriciel
Annihilator - Budgie UK
Phantom Zone - Budgie UK
Teach-Yourself Series - Budgie UK
Recoil - Ocean
Shackled - US Gold
Alcantor
Asgard
pop!

by bullys1
-Rock 'n Roll Clams (like MugUK mentioned)
-Substation
-Missile Command
-Oids

by nativ
Team Football,
Ultimate Arena?
ST Protector
Obession
Slap Fight
Super STario

by Marcer
black sect
Rocketball st
space pilot st
ST Lingo
ST Pool
ST Soccer
ST Wars
Strange War
Super stario land
super stario xmas
turbo st

by jeweleric
Colonial Conquest
Super Sprint
Gauntlet
Battlezone
Sundog The Frozen Legacy
Midi Maze
Skulldiggery (not sure about this)
Enduro Racer
F15 Strike Eagle
President Elect
Knightmare (the version of the TV programme)
Star Trek Rebel Universe
Road Runner
Asteroids Deluxe
Food Fight
Moonbase
Robotron 2084
Super Breakout
Tempest
Metro-Cross
Xevious
Lords of Conquest
10th Frame
Crack'ed
Hades Nebula
Moon Patrol
Prohibition
Rana Rama
Macadam Bumper
Pirates of the Barbary Coast
Psion Chess
Solomons Key
Spitfire 40
221b Baker Street
Championship Wrestling <add-list>
Trailblazer
Tau Ceti
Lands of Havoc
Altair
Turbo GT
I Ball
Captain America Doom Tube
International Karate
Super Cycle
Eden Blues
Get Dexter
Rings of Ziflin
Superbike Challenge
Wizards Crown
Top Gun
Was Zero 5 >?

by partykiller
Nine princes in Amber
Amazon
Fahrenheit 451
Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder
Ultima II
Breakers
Das Reich - New Soft
Warship
President Elect: 1988 Edition
Phantasie II
Lee Enfield in "An Amazon Adventure"
Not a penny more, not a penny less, Adventure, Domark
Orbiter
Puzzles
Shuffleboard
Essex - Synapse Software <add-list>
Fantastic Four
Sorcerer Of Claymorgue Castle

 

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11 minutes ago, DarkLord said:

Just to put perspective on that:

 

  Games using STE enhancements :


Abrevs. :
ADMA - audio DMA
EPAL - extended palette (4096 col.)
HWS - hardware scrolling
BLIT - blitter (not strictly STE feature)
AJ - analogue joysticks
****************

Alien Busters IV - ADMA
Alien Thing - ADMA, EPAL
Alien Thing - Expert Edition - ADMA, EPAL
Alien Thing - The Directors Cut (Demo) - ADMA, EPAL
Ancient Art of War in the Skies, The - EPAL
Another World - ADMA
Asteroidia  -  Should use blitter but I don't see it, and scrolling is pathetic.
Astro Panic 94 - ADMA, BLIT, EPAL

B Squad (Demo) - EPAL, BLIT
Battletris - ADMA
Battletris+ - ADMA
Beastlord  - EPAL

Cannon Fodder II (preview) - EPAL-only title pic. Pih.
Captive - EPAL
Carlos - ADMA
Chambers of Shaolin - ADMA
Chaos Engine - HWS
Chronicles of Omega, The - HWS, ADMA
Chu Chu Rocket  - ADMA, BLIT, AJ
CoCoCoPo -ADMA
Creatures - ADMA

Destruction Imminent - ADMA, BLIT, EPAL
Diamond Ice - ADMA, EPAL
Dragon's Lair - EPAL
Dragon's Lair II - EPAL
Dragon's Lair III - EPAL
Dragon's Lair Escape from the Singe's Castle - EPAL


Elvira the Arcade Game - BLIT
Esprit - ADMA  (Strange that later games - Oxyd, are not STE enhanced)

Final Fight - EPAL
Fire and Ice  -  EPAL
First Samurai - EPAL, intro only
Frantick   - EPAL - only title

Ghost Battle - BLIT
GodPey  - BLIT

Heartland - ADMA, EPAL

International Rugby Challenge - EPAL

James Pond - EPAL
James Pond II (Robocod) - EPAL (1c only)

Leavin' Teramis  - EPAL, intro only
Lethal Xcess  - ADMA, BLIT

Magic Boy -  ADMA
Magic Fly - EPAL - only title pic.

Nicky Boom - ADMA
Nicky 2 - ADMA
No Limit 2 - ADMA, EPAL


Oh No! Not More Radioactive Mineshafts - BLIT, EPAL


Operation Garfield - EPAL, ADMA, BLIT

Pooz - ADMA
Pouif Ouf - ADMA, BLIT
Power Up plus  - ADMA, BLIT - despite it, scrolling is awful

Robocop 3 - ADMA, EPAL
Rock 'n' Roll Clams - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT


Sheer Agony - EPAL
Space Ace - EPAL
Space Ace II - EPAL
Starball  - ADMA
Superfly - ADMA

Ultimate Arena, The - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT

Vaxine - ADMA, EPAL
Winglord - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT
Wings of Death - ADMA, BLIT
Wrath of the Demon - EPAL


Zool  - HWS, BLIT


****************

 

STE only :

Alien Blast
Dynabusters+   - I guess that  + means for STE
H Mec
H Mec 2
Manga Puzzle

Obsession
Pacman OE   - OE= On STE
Revenge of Mutant Camels STE v. - surprise !
Roger - ADMA, EPAL, BLIT
Sleepwalker
Square Off  (1995)  + TT, Falcon
Stardust         + Falcon
Street Fighter II (Monochrome, Demo)
Stone Age   + Falcon
Substation    
Team
Tomtar
Utopos
Whitewater Madness
Zero 5

 

Appreciate the full list, it kinda does highlight the point I was making. 

 

 

Big titles like Chaos Engine, only used hardware scrolling or in cases like Another World, enhanced audio, or Fire And Ice the extended palatte and the Blitter as you say, wasn't exclusive to the STE to start with. 

 

 

The number of titles that really used all the extra STE features were thin on the ground, even Atari themselves moved what was announced as an STE flagship title to the Falcon (Steel Talons). 

 

 

 

 

The hardware simply arrived far too late in the St's commercial life cycle to be fully embraced by a development community which had firmly moved onto other platforms. 

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31 minutes ago, DarkLord said:

In an on-going effort to help the original poster, here is a list of

games exclusive to the Atari ST (hope this helps)

Sorry, but this list is useless. Many (if not most) these games were released on other platforms.

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15 minutes ago, youxia said:

Sorry, but this list is useless. Many (if not most) these games were released on other platforms.

 

Those are ST games that weren't released on the Amiga. But yes, most were released on other platforms.

 

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2 hours ago, Atariforce said:

 

Those are ST games that weren't released on the Amiga. But yes, most were released on other platforms.

 

 

Thank you.

 

Apologies for not clarifying that the list was leaning towards an Amiga comparison.

 

It just seemed that the message thread was going that way...  :)

 

 

 

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