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AtariFalcon

Transarctica

Transarctica
GenreAction Strategy
DeveloperSilmarils
PublisherSilmarils
Released1993
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Transarctica is a great action strategy game developed by the French house Silmarils in 1993 for the Amiga OCS/AGA and later ported to the DOS, Atari ST, MAC and Atari Falcon.
 
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TransarcticaSTORY / GAMEPLAY
The story is based on a post-apocalyptic science fiction saga called "La Compagnie des Glaces" (The Ice Company), written by Georges-Jean Arnaud. You are in command of a huge train engine that you navigate through a world frozen due to a new ice age. The engine can pull hundreds of railway wagons, that can carry items you deal with, including mammoths and slaves, military wagons that house soldiers, or a gigantic gun in rails. You can act as a merchant, visiting various cities to obtain the precious coal needed to fuel your iron behemoth or buy new wagons that will improve your trading and your defense power since sometimes you will be attacked by enemy trains. You will encounter a herd of wild mammoths (free trading goods if you have the slaves or soldiers to catch them, and the livestock wagons to transport them) or nomads who will sell you some rare goods at low prices. During your adventure, you will also seek information about the reasons caused this new ice age. The game is divided into two modes; exploration and combat. In Exploration mode, you roam Eurasia using your various facilities and tools, gathering coal for currency and fuel, visiting towns to trade and enhance the train and searching for clues. In Combat mode, the Viking Union is out for blood and meeting with another train triggers a simple battle mode in real-time.

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The Atari Falcon version is identical to the Amiga AGA and PC (MS-DOS). The graphics have 256 colors on-screen and the drawings look awesome giving a "cool" atmosphere to the game. The game offers more (and detailed) static screens than animated. The sound is good, featuring a nice intro theme and some impressive sampled in-game sound effects. Once more, well done Silmarils!
 
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Atari Falcon 030

Atari Falcon 030CPU: Motorola MC68030 16MHz
MEMORY: 1, 4, or 14MB of RAM / 512KB ROM
GRAPHICS: "VIDEL" video CPU, with an 18bit RGB color palette of 262,144 possible colours,resolution of 640x480 / 256 colours and 640x400 / 65,536 colours, BLiTTER graphics co-processor
SOUND: Motorola 56000 DSP, 8 stereo (16 mono) 16 bit DMA channels at up to 50 kHz, SDMA sound/DMA Co-processor + YM2149
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The Atari Falcon 030 (default) color palette
18bit RGB 262,144-colors palette (256 on screen and up to 262,114 in static image)
 
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