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Blood Money (Atari ST)

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Description

The speech in the introductory sequence probably sums things up best - "the biggest unanswered question is 'where is the money?"

The player has 4 missions to take on, in each case trying to kill baddies for the money they have, which can be spent in the shop rooms to upgrade their craft. Energy is depleted by contact with enemies and the walls, although there are some baddies who simply hover on your ship and steal, rather than physically doing damage.

The game is a shoot 'em up which scrolls both horizontally and vertically, while being viewed from an R-Type style sideways perspective. Navigating the levels sometimes requires the player to duck through gaps in scenery.

Screenshots

Blood Money Atari ST Level selection screen
Blood Money Atari ST Buying equipment
Blood Money Atari ST Intro picture
Blood Money Atari ST Title screen

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The Press Says

The Atari Times Jun 07, 2005 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Sep, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 10 out of 12 83
Power Play 1989 80 out of 100 80
The One for ST Games Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1989 740 out of 1000 74

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Trivia

Artwork

The artwork used on the front of the box and on the intro screen is called "Protector" and was made by the well-known British illustrator Peter Andrew Jones. Like a lot of his art, the piece has appeared on sci-fi book covers: it was first used for a 1979 British paperback release of Larry Niven's Protector and depicts Phssthpok the Pak, a main character from the book. It also appeared on a Dutch edition of Niven's Ringworld Throne and is featured in Jones' art book Solar Wind.

Inspiration

David Jones wrote the game inspired by an arcade game called Mr. Heli. He wrote it at home, in his bedroom, in his spare time.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Action Game in 1989
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #2 Best Shoot-'em-Up in 1990
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Phil King)

paul cairey (321) added Blood Money (Atari ST) on Feb 07, 2003
Other platforms contributed by gilgamex (113), mike dailly (3) and Servo (55823)