Verminator is an Atari ST exclusive action platform game with nice visuals and sound. The game was released in 1989 by Rainbird!
STORY / GAMEPLAY You play the role of Jake, a professional exterminator that sets off on a challenging quest to vanish all vermin around. Along your way you will find several teleport systems which you can use to reach certain points of the screen. There are several enemy sprites around either shooting or flying towards you in order to get you out of the way. You earn money for every vermin you kill and can spend it later in buying extra firepower or extra lives. Oh, I almost forgot! The game also includes gambling! Yes, you may go gambling to increase (or lose) your precious coins! The game is a typical action platform with a huge play area and plenty of weapon upgrades.
Graphics are very good here! Although it uses the standard (ST) 16-colors on-screen, sprites and backgrounds look magnificently nice and well animated. In fact, any screen looks rather over-loaded with graphics! The game runs in flip-screen mode and this makes the ST hardware powerful enough to use much detail on screen.
In-game music sample:
CPU: Motorola 68000 16/32bit at 8mhz. 16 bit data bus/32 bit internal/24-bit address bus. MEMORY: RAM 512KB (1MB for the 1040ST models) / ROM 192KB GRAPHICS: Digital-to-Analog Converter of 3-bits, eight levels per RGB channel, featuring a 9-bit RGB palette (512 colors), 320x200 (16 color), 640x200 (4 color), 640x400 (monochrome). With special programming techniques could display 512 colors on screen in static images. SOUND: Yamaha YM2149F PSG "Programmable Sound Generator" chip provided 3-voice sound synthesis, plus 1-voice white noise mono PSG. It also has two MIDI ports, and support mixed YM2149 sfx and MIDI music in gaming (there are several games supported this).