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AtariST

Risky Woods

Risky Woods
GenreAction Platform
DeveloperDinamic Software & Zeus Software
PublisherElectronic Arts Inc.
Released1992
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byP.Dial
Risky Woods is an action platform game developed in 1992 by Dinamic Software and Zeus Software and published by Electronic Arts Inc. for the Atari ST, Amiga and PC (MS-DOS). Later on the same year, a Sega Genesis / Mega Drive version was licensed by Sega.
 
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Risky WoodsSTORY / GAMEPLAY
The hero of the game is Rohan, a young warrior on a quest to save a number of deities kept prisoners inside stones (!) He is forced to fight against numerous ancient warriors and skeletons trying to prevent him from saving the gods, and also deal with a more deadly enemy: a potential fall from a platform which will instantly kill him and will decrease the total number of coins he collects. Rohan's weaponry is limited to knives, boomerangs and a few other throwing weapons that must be shot rapidly towards the enemies as they attack in groups! Each time an enemy sprite is down, one or more coins appear for you to collect. These coins can be used to increase your armor's strength (on the Sega Genesis version) while on the ST, Amiga and DOS versions you'll have to enter shops and pay to upgrade your weaponry
Risky Woods is a standard action platform game, and nothing new has been incorporated to separate it from the rest of its genre, but it still is impressive (and tough).

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics on the ST version are good, with 40+ simultaneous colors on-screen, which is rare for the standard ST capabilities. The sprites are nicely made and move quite fast although the lack of a Blitter and the backgrounds scroll quite smooth. The sound on the ST is OK, with a chip tune and some nice sound effects through the YM2149. Overall, Risky Woods is a cool game on the Atari ST library.
 
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Comparable platforms



43 colors
Atari ST



45 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS



112 colors
PC MS-DOS
 
Hardware information

Atari ST

Atari STCPU: 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).
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The Atari ST (default) color palette
9-bit RGB 512-color palette
(16 on-screen and up to 512 in static image)
 
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