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Frost Byte (Atari ST)

Frost Byte Atari ST Title screen

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Description

In Frost Byte you control Hickey the Kreezer, an elastic curve which moves sideways, jumps and shoots. You must navigate your way through planet Cosmica, and rescue your brethren, within the limited 'Twang' energy you have.

Cosmica is full of hideous monsters, many of which can be shot. Your character builds momentum as it moves, so some hazards are easier to clear from a running start. You can only jump vertically, although you have control as the character falls. Ammunition is limited, and must be collected throughout your quest.

Three sweets which enhance your character can be collected - the red one increases your speed, blue increases the height of your leap, and green means you can safely fall further. There are additional objects to pick up and use as well.

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Frost Byte Atari ST Get the crystal
Frost Byte Atari ST Avoid the stalactites as they fall
Frost Byte Atari ST The blue ones aren't destructible, so this bit is tight
Frost Byte Atari ST Game over

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Atari ST User Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ST Action May, 1988 47 out of 100 47

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Martin Smith (63162) added Frost Byte (Atari ST) on Feb 23, 2006
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