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Xenon can easily be considered as the mother of the 16-bit shooters. It looks beautiful, it sounds cool and it plays great in the first level. After that, all hell breaks lose and the game starts to become unplayable for me. It's just extremely difficult.

November 15, 2002 by ST Graveyard

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We want to make all our efforts available for other projects. That is why we have decided to fully open up our database. All content is available under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA v4.0 license.

Currently, exporting to different formats is already possible using the game section, daily database and screenshot dumps can be downloaded HERE and an API is planned.

In addition the source code for the Atari Legend website is available on GitHub.

You want to be part in the creation and/or test phase? Please get in touch with us. If you have ideas, let us know. Otherwise, keep your eye on this tile, more updates coming soon!

Bitmap Soft releases definitive collection of DROID

November 13, 2021 by ST Graveyard

After the release of the video a few months ago, Bitmap Soft is now ready to do the announcement. A beautiful boxed definitive edition of the MP Lord classic Droid will be released in time for Christmas. This release will contain the original ST Format release, the STe enhanced version by Jamie Hamshere and a final version of Droid 2, with a few bug fixes done by Miles Lord himself. And of course, as in true Bitmap Soft tradition, some extras like a nice booklet with author notes and more.

If you want a boxed ST game underneath your christmas tree, you can pre-order here.

From my side, I hope to release a 'making of' video and company profile video on the AL TV channel in the coming weeks.

And friends, there is more to come in 2022!

STAY ATARI

Listen to your favorite game music on the site

August 23, 2021 by LynXX

Game pages now feature game tunes! Checkout the music player on the right side of Turrican for example.

The player has been added some time back but it took a while to associate each tune with each game. The music comes from the SNDH archive and the recordings are gracefully provided by sndhrecord.atari.org (Thanks Adam!). Check out this site to listen to a lot of other non-games tunes (demos, etc.)

Enjoy the sound, and let us know if you spot any mistakes!

Interview with Zero-5 creator Andrew Gisby

August 6, 2021 by ST Graveyard

Zero-5 was one of the most ambitious games during the final years of the Atari STe's lifespan. An incredible spaceshooter which really showed what the STe was capable of. Find out more in our in-depth interview with its creator Andrew Gisby here.

We talk to Anders Granlund, the man behind SCUMMVM-Lite

June 27, 2021 by ST Graveyard

The last chapter in our little SCUMMVM adventure. We talk to Anders Granlund, the man who made it possible to run the Lucasarts classics Monkey Island 2, Fate of Atlantis and Day of the Tentacle on a standard ST. Check out the interview for all the juicy details.

Interview with the Lord brothers

June 9, 2021 by ST Graveyard

Miles and Patrick Lord are two self taught game creators. Born in the 70's, they grew up with Sinclair machines and of course the Atari ST. They started to hack games on the mighty ZX Spectrum before dabbling into 16bit assembler. On the Atari, they created the amazing Droid. But it didn't end there. If you want to know more about the history of one of the best free games ever to grace an ST Format coverdisc, look no further.

Up close and personal with Jamie Hamshere aka Junosix

June 4, 2021 by ST Graveyard

In 2017 he enhanced Klax for the Atari STe, a little later he created the sound engine Turbochip and most recently, he completely redid the amazing platform shooter Droid for the Atari STe, turning from a flipscreen game into an 8 directional hardware scroller. Oh, and let's not forget his incredible work on Lotus Esprit STe. Join me as we go into full detail on all these projects and more, in this indepth interview with Jamie Hamshere aka Junosix!

Statistics

  • Games: 6073
  • Releases: 16820
  • Screenshots: 25159
  • Games with screenshots: 5672
  • Companies: 1330
  • Games with companies assigned: 16820
  • Games with developer assigned: 3547
  • Relases with box scans: 1495
  • Games with genre assigned: 4390
  • Games reviewed: 123
  • Menu sets: 304
  • Menu disks: 6759
  • Registered users: 616
  • Articles: 3
  • Links: 187
  • Games with music assigned: 954
  • Music files: 4474

Son Shu Shi

March 21, 2021 by ST Graveyard

What an accomplishment this game is. Created with such a small team, the result is really amazing. The game oozes creative passion. While the gameplay is really well balanced, it is a tough cookie, very hard from time to time with its moments of sheer frustration. As of level 3, timing becomes key. You will need to practice and learn the levels to complete this game, there are so many bad guys on screen it sometimes gets a bit hard to take.

Blood Money

April 4, 2020 by Morcar

Graphically, it's also nice on the eyes with well-defined graphics and animation. You really get the feeling that the developers put some thought and love into the game. Remember what I said about the large levels? Well these are wonderful and are very different to each other, they also scroll fairly smooth in all four directions.

Cybernoid - The Fighting Machine

March 28, 2020 by Morcar

When you boot up the game you’re presented with a fantastic loading picture of your ship. It's detailed with bold colours and it tells you This is 16-bit, bitch. Then you get the wonderful rendition of the Cybernoid theme that's on all the 8-bit versions. It's not exact but the changes still make it noticeable to anyone who knows it.

AL Mobile

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Did you know Atari Legend is fully responsive and mobile ready? You want this site to behave like an app on your phone or tablet? Simply open the site in your favorite browser and look for the 'Add to homescreen' button. In Safari on IOS, first press the 'share' icon, than this pop up appears. In Chrome on Android, you press the button at the top right, and select 'add to homescreen'. Once you have done this, the famous Atari bee fits nicely on your homescreen and you can enjoy AL with the tap of a finger.

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Let's take a history class and delve deep into the past of Atari Legend. Or maybe you are curious and want to take a peak at what is still to come? Who are the people behind this project? Or maybe you feel like helping out? Check out this section. More

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Today, we are having a chat with one of the most talented personalities in the Atari scene. Known as Templeton, Sébastien Lucas is an insane graphic designer and a programming genius. He is best known for his work on Cerebral Vortex productions, but he has also joined forces with Dune and the Dead Hacker Society. If you're wondering who created those incredible designs for the Sea of Colour demo, look no further. But the man has more tricks up his sleeve. He is also the creator of several games and conversions, like Crash Time Plumber or Supa Zazai Da. Two games ST Graveyard reviewed this year. So, Templeton gladly agreed to do this interview ... And we hope you will have as much fun reading his answers, as we had asking the questions. Oh, and by the way, this is a joint interview by myself and ST Graveyard. Our first, and we hope to bring more cool stuff in the future.

November 2, 2018 by Brume

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The creator of the ST was a guy named Shiraz Shivji, who was also the main engineer behind the Commodore 64.

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Unofficial Atari: a Visual History, the first book from Darren Doyle, all about the Atari 8 bit computers filled with colorful images, interviews, game reviews, history and technical info about this wonderful machine. For an extensive review, see our video at the AL youtube channel. Order your copy today from Greyfox Books Publications! More

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