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Type: Review
Game: Blue Lightning (Jaguar CD)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (05:57 PM)
Recently I joined a very elite club: the group of Atari Jaguar CD owners. The Jag CD add-on was released very late in the Jaguar's brief lifespan, so there were relatively few titles released for it. Apparently only 20,000 CD units were manufactured, but those people who did buy one new received four pack-in discs: a music-only CD of Tempest 2000's 'soundtrack', a brief demo of Myst, the music/puzzle game Vid Grid, and Blue Lightning.
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Type: Review
Game: Val D'Isere Skiing and Snowboarding (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:34 PM)
The Atari Jaguar has several racing games available: among them are Atari Karts, Power Drive Rally, Super Burnout, and of course the infamous Checkered Flag. But I would argue that the best racing game, and one of my favorite games for the Jaguar, is one that might surprise you: Val d'Isere Skiing and Snowboarding.
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Type: Review
Game: Syndicate (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:31 PM)
In the early 1990s the British developer Bullfrog created some very popular simulation games such as 'Populous' and 'Theme Park'. In these games you assume the role of an omnipotent being who overlooks a world. While looking down upon this world's map, you can control various actions of small beings wandering around.
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Type: Review
Game: SpaceWar 2000 (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:30 PM)
A few years ago the folks at B&C Computers (www.myatari.com) discovered a prototype ROM for an unreleased Atari Jaguar game. The game is SpaceWar 2000; B&C have produced a limited number of copies of this cart.
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Type: Review
Game: SkyHammer (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:25 PM)
In Skyhammer, youíre a hired mercenary pilot flying a helicopter-like aircraft in a futuristic "Blade Runner" city, shooting enemy tanks, other aircraft and picking up valuable packages. You have a cockpit view of the city as you hunt down your enemies and dock at the Cyber Mart for repairs. As you destroy your enemies and complete missions you can earn credits for purchasing more supplies at the Cyber Mart.
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Type: Review
Game: Ruiner Pinball (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:20 PM)
There used to be a time when pinball machines were common, and one could find them in arcades, laundromats, and corner stores. You'd plunk a quarter into the big upright box, pull back on the plunger, and slap those flipper buttons to shoot the metal ball around the tableful of bumpers, chutes, and targets. The appeal was both visual and physical as you tried to get the metal ball to smack into targets with a noisy thunk. For years now, developers have tried to recreate the experience of a pin...
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Type: Review
Game: Protector (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:19 PM)
Please note this is a review of the original release of Protector, and not the more recent Protector Special Edition.
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Type: Review
Game: Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:11 PM)
When the Atari Jaguar was first released in November 1993, there were a measly two games available at launch: the pack-in of Cybermorph, and also a 2D shooter called "Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy". Trevor McFur is a game in the style of most horizontal-scrolling shooters such as Gradius, R-Type, or the arcade classic Scramble. As the background slowly scrolls past (and as is typical, from right to left), you maneuver a fighter-craft with the D-pad. You can use the controller buttons to fi...
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Type: Review
Game: Missile Command 3D (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:09 PM)
Missile Command 3D is really three games in one cart. One is a reasonably close replica of the original arcade version: an enemy has launched nuclear missiles at your cities on the bottom of the screen. As the missile contrails streak down the screen, you move a pointer to aim interceptor missiles at the incoming enemy weapons.
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Type: Review
Game: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:05 PM)
Do you remember that Bruce Lee game for the Atari 8-bit computers? That was a great game, man! Hey, do you like 2D streetfighter-style games? Yeah? Well, imagine if you made a videogame about a real-life fighter. How about if that fighter was one of the greatest martial arts masters in modern times? And how about if he was Bruce freaking Lee? Man, you'd think that have to be a pretty damn good game. Oh, but wait, this is for the Atari Jaguar...
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Type: Review
Game: Checkered Flag (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (02:00 PM)
One of the favorite genres of many videogame players is auto racing. Just like many other folks I enjoy racing games, and when I first read that Rebellion, the creators of the two fantastic games Alien vs. Predator and Skyhammer, had also made a racing game for the Jaguar, I guessed that it would have to be good - but as I researched further I learned that Checkered Flag has a reputation as one of the worst games for the Jaguar. Címon, did Rebellion really create a lemon?
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Type: Review
Game: Brutal Sports Football (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (01:54 PM)
I don't enjoy most team sports games; they usually seem pretty boring to me. Something like Madden will put me to sleep faster than a bottle of Nyquil. However, there's one such game for the Jaguar that I can recommend to even the non-sports fans: Brutal Sports Football. I once tried BSF a few years ago and decided that I didn't like it, but recently I decided to give it one more try. This time I decided to spend some time trying to learn the controls and beat the computer. After giving the game...
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Type: Review
Game: Breakout 2000 (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (01:52 PM)
Remember the classic old video game BREAKOUT? You move a Pong-like paddle left and right, bouncing a ball off a wall of bricks, destroying one brick at a time as the bounces and returns in your direction. In the late 90s the company Telegames released an updated 3D version called BREAKOUT 2000 for the 64-bit Atari Jaguar console.
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Type: Review
Game: Atari Karts (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (01:48 PM)
One of the rarest cartridge games produced for the Atari Jaguar is "Atari Karts". It was released near the end of the Jaguar's lifespan, and never had a chance to sell in substantial numbers while Atari was still Ďaliveí. Atari Kart has always been in demand, and so even now it still costs plenty: the typical selling price for a complete boxed game is often $50 US or more. Some vendors still have new copies in stock, but those generally cost $70 plus. Wow! $70 seems like a heck of a lot to ...
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Type: Review
Game: Iron Soldier (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (01:44 PM)
"Mech for the Jaguar"
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Type: Review
Game: Cybermorph (Jaguar)
Posted: May 24, 2007 (01:41 PM)
"So this is what 64 bits looks like. Who let loose with the Crayolas?"
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