Saturday, January 13, 2018

Holocaust


Holocaust is an (unreleased) vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Dattrax Software and later given away in ST Format. It's incredibly fast and features lots of sprites zooming across the screen with plenty of bonuses to collect and bosses to kill. There are a couple of nice mini-intros which you will probably watch once (before disabling for faster loading speeds) and it even talks to you - I'm sure Currah MicroSpeech fans will love this.

It might not look too dandy but it moves beautifully at 50fps for a smooth experience and one which demands a real Atari ST to be fully appreciated. Gameplay is initially very frantic and makes Wings Of Death seem like a pushover but it's strange that we're only given one life (without bonuses). This is kinda lame and I would have expected three or more to tame this rabid beast but I cannot deny the fun I've had. Brace yourself for a breathtaking shoot 'em up!