Most of us know that close before a new year starts, there is this Christian party called Xmas, and all over the land people talk about peace and harmony, so this time I will have a look in some mags, what I find about this topic.
The One (UK) January 1990
The first two pages are an advertisement for “Operation Thunderbolt” The advertisement tell us:
- “Blockbuster follow-up to last Christmas’s No.1 Hit .. Operation Wolf ..”
- Now with twice the action, twice the fun, twice the challenge
Year, a great start. I never understand why war games were marketed as “funny”. Well I’m sure that a lot of pupils who let their parents bought them the games are at the moment in Afghanistan or somewhere else and maybe now they have their fun (I’m cruel, I know) Would be a good idea to send the advertisement guys down there as well I think.
The remarkable reviews this issue were:
I have to play that game, it has a good reputation.
- Black Tiger
I bought a copy of the game at the Xzentrix. It looks nice and the controls are also good. A good jump and run game.
- Chase HQ
I played that a lot in the past, a good racing game I think. The special I remember was the split of the course.
Top 5 Atari ST
- Hard Drivin
- Powe Drift
- Laser Squad
- Pro Tennis Tour
ASM (Germany) December 1989
What a contrast 🙂 On page 2 there are game cards (for what were they good?) And the first one is Rainbow Warrior, a game about Greenpeace. Political correct 🙂
The remarkablest reviews were:
- Chambers of Shaolin
The first game I remember that use the bottom border. The training session was always more fun than the game itself
- Shufflepuck Cafe
Still a great game. A unique concept among the ST games. You could say pong on speed. Well air hockey is the right expelantion.
- Continental Circus
Enjoyed this game a lot in the STOT round last year. A racer with some unique stuff. It’s a tuff game.
- A picture of everybody’s darling Jeff Minter
He wanted to do a game for the Koenix console. Both never entered the shops. Sad.
- Rings of Medusa
I never played it, even that I own a original box, but it has a good reputation
- North & South
A milestone in games history. Ok it’s war so it’s not political correct, but I played it like hell, and who does not remember when he let 3 horsed die in the river because they missed the bridge. Also unforgetable: the traitor 🙂
Top 5 Atari ST:
- Xenon 2
- Summer Edition
- Super Hang On
Also interesting, inside the magazine there was a Michael Jackson “Moonwalker” poster, maybe this is valuable these days