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Cabal (Atari ST)

Cabal Atari ST Title screen


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Originating in the arcades, Cabal is a shooter where the protagonist runs back and forth along the bottom of the screen, ducking and dodging bullets and grenades from the enemy. The roll maneuver from the arcade was not implemented in the PC version. The player returns fire by moving a target around the screen which also moves the player character and may expose him to enemy fire.

The enemies throughout the five levels come thick and fast and there are many of them. They include normal foot soldiers, tanks, helicopters and end of level bosses such as submarines and war machines. Just about everything on the screen can be blown up or shot. There are bonus points to be picked up for destroying buildings and weapons to be picked up from the enemy, such as machine guns and shotguns. Two-player mode is available.


Cabal Atari ST A nice, tranquil airfield
Cabal Atari ST Level 2, before I'm unleashed on it.
Cabal Atari ST And taking him down!
Cabal Atari ST Yippee!  On to the next level!

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1990 8 out of 12 67
ST Action Nov, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Retro Archives Oct 28, 2017 12 out of 20 60


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Version differences

For reasons unknown the Amiga and Atari ST versions do not have the original level 2, with the scuba divers and a submarine end boss. Instead it skips to the harbour docks level, calling it level 2. Due to this missing level, there only are 4 levels in total.
Martin Smith (66830) added Cabal (Atari ST) on Jun 03, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (229532), Martin Smith (66830), Pseudo_Intellectual (61502), Macintrash (2643), MAT (199744) and Katakis | カタキス (40955)