Atari Legend - Latest News, Reviews and Interviews Legends Never Die! https://www.atarilegend.com/themes/templates/1/includes/icons/favicon.png 2019-12-09T00:00:00Z Atari Legend https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php News: A chat with visual story teller Darren Doyle https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=448 2019-12-09T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard I have been a long time fan of <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=44" class="standard_tile_link_black">Darren Doyle</a>. This scener is responsible for the amazing <a href="https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/atari-st-magazine-issue-one/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Atari ST Gamer magazine</a> and the <a href="https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/ataricrypt-magazine/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Atari Crypt magazine</a>. I love his visual style, which reminds me of the good ol' days of computer magazines. A few weeks ago the result of his succesfull Kickstarter, the book <a href="https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/the-atari-a-visual-history/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Atari : A Visual History</a>, was brought to my door by the postman. What an amazing treat. Enjoy this indepth <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=44" class="standard_tile_link_black">interview</a> in which Darren talks about his experiences in starting a publishing company for books and retro games. Interview: Darren Doyle https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=44 2019-12-09T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Lately, some great Atari-related books have been released for all of us fanatics. One of those titles is <a href="https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/the-atari-a-visual-history/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Atari : A Visual History</a> from one of my favorite graphics artists, Darren Doyle. Although this book is not Atari ST related, it covers all there is to know about the Atari 8-bit. Knowing Darren's work I participated on the Kickstarter and boy, ever since the book arrived, I have been hooked. Darren is also responsible for the amazing digital magazines <a href="https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/atari-gamer-magazine/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Atari Gamer</a> and <a href="https://www.greyfoxbooks.com/product/atari-st-magazine-issue-one/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Atari ST Gamer</a>. Recently he started a game publishing company called <a href="https://www.bitmapsoft.co.uk/" class="standard_tile_link_black">BitmapSoft</a>. Read all about it in this in-depth interview. Interview: Karl Morris https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=43 2019-11-30T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Last week a nice package came in the mail. Finally, the 2 volumes of '<a href="http://www.zafinnbooks.com/" class="standard_tile_link_black">We Love Atari</a>' made it to my doorstep. These books by Karl Morris ooze passion and a true love for Atari. I was so impressed by the depth and amount of historical detail found in these books, I just had to contact Karl for an interview to find out how it all started. 'We Love Atari' covers the history of the brand from 1972 till 1996. Karl is not new to the Atari scene, going back as early as 1998 when he created his first Atari website. Want to learn more about some of the greatest Atari-related literature? Look no further. News: We talk to Karl Morris - Author of 'We Love Atari' https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=447 2019-11-30T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Last week a nice package came in the mail. Finally, the 2 volumes of <a href="http://www.zafinnbooks.com/" class="standard_tile_link_black">We Love Atari</a> made it to my doorstep. These books by Karl Morris ooze passion and a true love for Atari. I was so impressed by the depth and amount of historical detail found in these books, I just had to contact Karl for an <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=43" class="standard_tile_link_black">interview</a> to find out how it all started. Interview: Mathieu Stempell https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=42 2019-10-16T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard You don't know Mathieu Stempell? Perhaps you are more acquainted with his nickname Dma-Sc. He has worked on so many productions on the Atari ST, demos as well as games, that I'm almost embarrassed that it took this long before we scored an interview with him. Mathieu is a self-made musician who knows almost everything there is to know about the YM chip. He is currently working on the soundtrack for the upcoming release <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=6369" class="standard_tile_link_black">Athanor 2</a>. Check out the interview if you want to learn more about the history and future of one of the most important chip musicians in the ST scene today. News: Up close with chiptuner Dma-Sc https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=446 2019-10-16T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Dma-Sc is a nick that regularly pops up in the scene. In real life, this chip musician goes by the name of Mathieu Stempell. I met Mathieu at the STNICCC party in 2015 and while he is one of the most important Atari ST chiptuners of the past years, he has such a nice and down to earth personality. Check out the <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=42" class="standard_tile_link_black">interview</a> to learn more about his past and his future plans. News: Creating Wolf3D - Ray shares all the details https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=444 2019-10-02T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Ray seems to be one of those guys who have done the impossible. In his case, it was converting the amazing id Software classic Wolfenstein 3D to the Atari ST. Everybody who has played this version on his humble ST will agree with me. And we had the chance to talk to the scener who is responsible for one of the coolest accomplishments in Atari ST gaming history.Want to learn more? Check out the interview <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=41" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. Interview: Reimund Dratwa https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=41 2019-10-02T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Ray seems to be one of those guys who have done the impossible. In his case, it was converting the amazing <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id_Software" class="standard_tile_link_black">id Software</a> classic <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3991" class="standard_tile_link_black">Wolfenstein 3D</a> to the Atari ST. Everybody who has played this version on his humble ST will agree with me. And we had the chance to talk to the scener who is responsible for one of the coolest accomplishments in Atari ST gaming history. News: Synthwave alert - An interview with Stefan Benz / Lotek Style https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=443 2019-09-17T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard If there is one man who has done his share of contributions to the Atari ST scene, it must be Stefan Benz. He is the founder of projects like Fading Twilight and Fujiology, main Atari ST archivist at demozoo.org, full time YM Rocker and member of The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. He has been creating chiptunes since the early 90's and has recently released his first synthwave album called Laser Days. If you are a fan of Atari ST demos, the scene or music, this has got to be your cup of tea! Check it out <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=40" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. Interview: Stefan Benz https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=40 2019-09-17T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard If there is one man who has done his share of contributions to the Atari ST scene, it must be Stefan Benz. He is the founder of projects like Fading Twilight and Fujiology, the main Atari ST archivist at demozoo.org, full time YM Rocker and member of The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. He has been creating chiptunes since the early 90s and has recently released his first synthwave album called Laser Days. If you are a fan of Atari ST demos, the scene or music, this has got to be your cup of tea! News: Box scanning and buying originals! https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=442 2019-09-13T00:00:00Z Marcer In the last few months, I was lucky enough to borrow Krilar's complete originals collection, for dumping and box-scanning. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Now he has got into dumping and scanning too and he has supplied his own preservation dumps too. Many thanks mate!!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Meanwhile, whilst I was working out the original games, a small devil woke up inside me. <br /><br /> - Hey some boxes are cool. <br /><br /> - Hello Ebay! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Now i have started to collect and buy original games like a madman.<br /><br /> The majority of the games I personally try to buy are missing from our database, nor are they available elsewhere.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> So work is going on in the shadows here on Atari Legend. We are beavering away to get as much information, box scans and preparations for the hosting of these original disk dumps are on-going.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Marcer / Atari Legend<br /><br /> Interview: Eric Safar https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=39 2019-07-28T00:00:00Z Brume In the 80s, France produced a huge number of games for the Atari ST, some pretty mediocre, others very successful. <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_main_list.php?game_author=507&action=search" class="standard_tile_link_black">Eric Safar</a>'s games belong to the second category. Eric participated in titles such as <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=2520" class="standard_tile_link_black">Ranx</a> or <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3352" class="standard_tile_link_black">Les Portes du Temps</a> on the Atari, before going to Cryo to work on MegaRace... But he's also the author of an adventure game that became a real hit: Atlantis.<br /> Today, Eric is still passionate and continues to develop games for our old machines. After releasing Athanor 1 a few years ago for 8 bit machines, he is about to release Athanor 2 on the Atari ST. Let's give him the chance to tell us his story in great detail. Be ready for one of the most captivating interviews on this site! News: A big batch of rare menus on Stonish https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=441 2019-07-04T00:00:00Z Brume This is not directly related to Atari Legend but rather its small sister site, <b>Stonish.net</b>. We are really proud to announce we've recently imaged most of the <a href="http://stonish.net/Supremacy-148#st1" class="standard_tile_link_black">Supremacy menus</a>, which is probably one of the rarest collections ever made. As great news never comes alone, we've also received many <a href="http://stonish.net/The-Deliverance-168#st1" class="standard_tile_link_black">The Deliverance menus</a>, which are really scarce, too.<br /><br /> The Deliverance menus are already on the site. Supremacy disks will be uploaded step by step, one per day during the holidays.<br /><br /> Thanks must be sent to Poliyo Soft, Razaac/Supremacy, AD/MPS, Pump/MPS, Cooper/Paradize, GT Turbo/Cerebral Vortex and Orion/Replicants for their help.<br /><br /> Visit the <a href="http://stonish.net/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Stonish</a> website to download all these disks and get more info on this subject. Interview: Yoda https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=38 2019-04-14T00:00:00Z Brume What? An interview with <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/31759/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Yoda</a> of the <a href="https://demozoo.org/groups/31563/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Marvellous V8</a>? Unless you lived totally cut off from the world of cracking during the 80s and 90s, this group must at least ring a bell to you. The V8, who later moved on and co-created The Empire, is one of those very notorious names. Back in the day, this group managed to get all the latest games, even sometimes before they were officially released. The V8 was known to deliver quality. The person we will meet today is none other than one of the founders of the group and probably one of the most prolific pirates in the ST scene. In addition to hacking hundreds of games, Yoda also coded several intros as well as two demos. It is with great honor we present an interview with one of the most famous crackers on the Atari ST. Here we go! News: 520 days later https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=440 2019-03-05T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard 520 is a magical number in the world of Atari. Today, exactly 520 days ago, we released the new Atari Legend project. And this calls for celebration. I was hoping to have something nice for you all in store, but lately, we all have been very busy and real life has been getting in the way. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Still, a lot of great stuff happened during the past year and a half. For me personally, the biggest surprise occured in November 2017, a month after the initial release. Nico joined our development team. He has been a big help so far, teaching us how to properly code. We have had the pleasure to work with some great teams as well, releasing nice, new productions. The DB guys have been busy, adding more games and detailed info. And we have had the opportunity to talk to some very interesting people and share this with you all. 10 interviews and 19 reviews were released, which I personally still really enjoy doing. For this year, we have some big plans ahead. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> I do hope to at least make some of them reality, so stay tuned. I would like to thank you all for the support. Stay Atari! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Cheers! News: Esprits Maths CE1-CE2 volume 1 (Lankhor game) https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=439 2019-02-12T00:00:00Z Brume After a break of a few weeks, we are proud to offer you again a new release: <a href="https://atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3727" class="standard_tile_link_black">Esprits Maths CE1-CE2 volume 1</a>.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> This time it is an educational game signed by the company <a href="https://atarilegend.com/games/games_main_list.php?publisher=333&action=search" class="standard_tile_link_black">Lankhor</a>. Sorry for the non-French readers, but this game is so rare that we couldn't miss it.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The awesome fullscreen intro is coded by our friend <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/52924/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Dyno</a>, while the logo is designed by our other friend <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/11505/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Pandafox</a>. Both are members of <a href="https://demozoo.org/groups/2181/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Effect</a>, thanks to them for their efforts!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The music is signed by <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/37219/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Epic</a> of <a href="https://demozoo.org/groups/65322/" class="standard_tile_link_black">TMS</a> crew and it's an unpublished track.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> More to come very soon!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <a href="http://stonish.net/single_cracks/Esprits_Maths_CE1-CE2_volume_1_(1991)_(Lankhor)_(cr_Atari_Legend).zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">Download Esprits Maths CE1-CE2 volume 1 [Atari Legend]</a> Review: Live And Let Die https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_reviews_detail.php?review_id=151 2019-01-13T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Now all of this might sound a bit much, but that really is not the biggest problem with Live and Let Die. In Buggy Boy you had checkpoints to reach in time. In this game, they have taken it all a step further...or maybe better, a whole leap further. You see, you run out of fuel when moving forward. And you run out of it fast, way fast. To solve this problem, fuel pods are scattered all over the waterway. Grab them, and you win yourself some time. Miss them and run out of fuel and guess what ... YOU EXPLODE! Review: Lethal Weapon https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_reviews_detail.php?review_id=150 2018-12-28T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard I don't know what it is exactly, but for a lot of us 80' kids, the Christmas holidays are in some strange way connected with Hollywood action films. During the 'most wonderful time of the year', I never watch any Santa Claus movies, no, I'm looking for stuff like <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Hard" class="standard_tile_link_black">Die Hard</a>, or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlins" class="standard_tile_link_black">Gremlins</a>. It is becoming a strange cliché, but I love it. And I'm not the only one. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ynWxjoCSA" class="standard_tile_link_black">Kim Justice</a> just did a great youtube video on the subject and he inspired me to do this review. News: The Replicants are back and they have a great gift for you! https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=438 2018-12-25T00:00:00Z Brume As a last gift for Christmas, we are very proud to offer you a new release by... <b>The Replicants</b>! Yes, the famous French team is back, that's not a fake!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> So what is the name of the game? The Replicants present <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=2604" class="standard_tile_link_black">Safari Guns</a>, a French game that was never properly cracked. <b>Orion</b> did a fantastic job and he also multi-trained the game. You now have unlimited lives, but also max points per pictures, level selection, etc.<br /><br /> Also please note the game is now working on Atari Falcon, too! Yes, it has been tested on the bird machine and it works like a charm!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> As good news never comes alone, their first hack after 25 years is a cross-release: it's signed by our friends of <b>Hemoroids</b>, but also by... <b>Atari Legend</b>! We are very honored to see our name associated with the famous Replicants, indeed.<br /><br /> The great intro has been coded by <b>Kelly X</b> of HMD, while <b>Dieu </b>made the brilliant graphics. Also don't forget the new tune composed by <b>Dma-Sc</b> from sector One. We really hope you'll enjoy the result as we do each time we see this Xmas intro.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Enough spoken! Time to download the game and wish a good comeback to the Replicants! Also don't miss their next release, which is an even more unexpected game.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC25.ZIP" class="standard_tile_link_black">Download Safari Guns [The Replicants - Atari Legend - Hemoroids]</a> News: Final calender release ... or is it? https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=437 2018-12-24T00:00:00Z Marcer We whish you a merry Xmas with a nice package with Goodies for ya...We have following goodies in store : <br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=4456" class="standard_tile_link_black">Willy The Kid</a> - Damn rare title digged up by brume<br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_main_list.php?action=search&gamesearch=jack+ni" class="standard_tile_link_black">Jack Nicklaus Golf</a> Data Disk 5 - found in the mass but not released<br /><br /> - Tank Game (Engine) - Found in a private collection and never released for the public before<br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=4828" class="standard_tile_link_black">Bentley Bear General Store</a> - Mono Version - Who even cared about this game? So who even tried to find it? well...Marcer did! I'm not sure who will enjoy it... collectors maybe :-)<br /><br /> - Blade Runner - Demo Version of a Game engine. (Pretty neat code here. I (Marcer) have the code if somebody wants it.. STOS(!). very promising stuff.)<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Enjoy and download it <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC24.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>.