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If there's one thing to come out of the eighties and early nineties, it's... well, okay, it's crappy Australian soap operas. But if there are two things to come out of the eighties and early nineties, they're crappy Australian soap operas and an overabundance of Pac-Man clones[1].

August 11, 2005 by JamesRC

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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.

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New book from Micro - 68000: Power Without The Price

June 11, 2024 by muguk

68000: Power Without the Price. Crowdfunding from 8-30 June 2024. A new exciting non-fiction book by Marco Breddin is in the making. This time we travel back to the split of Tramiel and Commodore, follow the founding of the Atari Corporation behind the scenes and explore what made Atari’s ST computer series so special. We speak exclusively with former Atari employees, a wide range of programmers and artists, and deliver a retrospective 400-page work with fresh thoughts, data, facts and stories about the 68000 computer revolution. “As one of two expansions to The Flame Wars, the next 68000 anniversary book provides a detailed account of the core competences of Atari's 16/32-bit ecosystem and reconstructs the evolution to market dominance in the 1980s. The competition for the only 68000 system characterised this home computer era like nothing else. We will turn back the clock, breathe in the golden silicon era and report first-hand as to what happened in the Atari labs before and after CES 1984.” If you are interested: please support the project!

The Airlock Collection - 7 new text adventures released!

July 21, 2023 by muguk

This collection contains polished post-jam releases of some of the games that were entered in Punyjam #3, which was held in February of 2023. A jam means the authors have a limited time in which to finish their game, so the games often lack a bit of polish. The authors of the games in this collection all spent some time after the jam, reading through the feedback they got from the judges and improving their games, while also making sure their games run as smooth as possible on 8-bit platforms. The rules of the jam required all games to start in or next to an airlock. The authors came up with clever stories around this premise. You can download all seven of these adventures for your Atari ST (and all the other platforms) in a single 17MB .ZIP file from the Airlock website. They won't be added to the AL database just yet as we'd prefer you visit their website to appreciate the work by the various game authors.

Interviews with STOS Legends

October 28, 2022 by ST Graveyard

2 new interviews have been added to the database this week. Tony Greenwood, the founder of STOSSER diskmagazine and the coder of the STOS game H.E.R.O., and Deano Shaples, of STOS adventure creator and Silly Software fame.  Enjoy.

New section on the site: magazines!

September 25, 2022 by LynXX

A new Magazines section has been added on Atari Legend! We will be slowly populating the database and linking the magazines to game reviews (including scores) and developer interviews. When checking out a game, you will be able to read all the magazine reviews at the time to get a full picture on how it was received. We rely on archive.org providing the magazine as a way to safely store them on the long term and make them available more generally, outside of Atari Legend. If you posses magazine collections, please consider scanning them and uploading them there!

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!

Statistics

  • Games: 6176
  • Releases: 17238
  • Screenshots: 25779
  • Games with screenshots: 5829
  • Companies: 1379
  • Games with companies assigned: 17238
  • Games with developer assigned: 3664
  • Games with magazine review: 912
  • Relases with box scans: 1640
  • Games with genre assigned: 4548
  • Games reviewed: 124
  • Menu sets: 315
  • Menu disks: 6924
  • Magazines: 8
  • Magazine issues: 69
  • Registered users: 652
  • Articles: 4
  • Links: 188
  • Games with music assigned: 954
  • Music files: 4474

Zone Warrior

February 12, 2023 by AtariCrypt

Once again, pesky aliens are giving us Earthlings lots of grief. We previously fought them off but they managed to pinch a time machine so are using that to alter history and wreak havoc by taking crucial hostages from each period in an attempt to halt their influence. From the invention of the wheel in prehistoric times to England's King Arthur uniting Britain! And where would any of us be today without Japan and its technical wizardry? Yep, we cannot allow this - the fight is on!

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.

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, then the "Add to home screen" 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. Learn more about Atari Legend

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Random interview

Laurent Kermel is one of the few sceners who have been really responsible for some fresh air in the Atari ST scene. He has released the great shooter Bold, and a few weeks ago, another lost treasure called Wiliness 3 was released. Laurent is a game creator who has some really cool tricks up his sleeve. And he isn't yet finished showing them to us all. Read the interview for more great details!

January 10, 2005 by ST Graveyard

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Did you know?

Rumours say the operating system of the ST, called TOS, is short for "Tramiel Operating System".

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Atari ST demo scene. From 1984 to 1994 and beyond. The complete anthology includes several volumes with over 1000 pages full of pixel fascination, interviews, demos, games, tools and computer history. Check out the trilogy by Marco Breddin at his Microzeit website. Visit www.microzeit.com

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