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NOTE: A trainer was used for making this capture.
Here is another arcade port to the Atari ST, a side scrolling shooter, R-Type! This port was made Electric Dreams.
And I must say, i think they did a fabulous job. Control is good, the tunes are decent, and the art is very colorful.
I have yet to cover many of Electric Dreams ports/creations, but this game is definitely programmed to target the Atari ST’s features, not some quickly rushed out ‘port’ that just barely runs on the hardware.
I think this is definitely a good title to play on the ST. The only other question is, how does the more recently ported R-Type Deluxe for the Atari STE compare? Hopefully I will capture that release in the future!
Oh, and cheats are built into the game. Here is how to access them –
When asked for the second disk, press “Help” key, then type “ME” and press “Cursor Up”-key. Now function keys hold the cheat functions:
F5 Invulnerability from objects
F6 Invulnerability from lasers
F7 Infinite credits
F8 Enables nose cone control with mouse
Capture info –
This video was captured on January 27, 2019.
Game was played on an Atari 1040 STf, TOS 1.4, 1MB, equipped with a CosmosEX from Jookie.
A Best Electronics ST Monitor to VGA cable was used, connected to an OSSC 1.6 (processing the video in Line4x mode), with the output being captured by a Startech USB3HDCAP.
Video was edited with Shotcut.