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Atari 50

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.7
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Crash! (Nov, 1984)
From its excellent, animated title screen, you can see at once that this is a salty sea-dog of a game in which you play Jim (me lad) the cabin boy on a hazardous quest to collect all the booty strewn around the decks of an old galleon.
BOOTY ist eines der wenigen „Billig-Produkte“, die nicht nur schwer zu lösen sind (wird nicht langweilig!), sondern auch einen sehr hohen Spiel- und Unterhaltungswert hat.
Sinclair Programs (Apr, 1985)
From the time the title screen, showing a pirate galleon in a shimmering ocean appears, it is clear that Booty is a game on which a lot of time and care has been spent. As the game progresses it gets better and better with a variety of problems and a multitude of different ways of producing the final solution.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 11, 2007)
In a time when Manic Miner had kick started platform overload, Booty shone like a rising sun rippling on the sea and even now, under cobwebs and a few layers of dust its quality still glimmers.
I found the game to be a little low on concept and really more strategy than anything else - deciding which key to pick up and when. The graphics are chunky and rather un-Spectrum like and, unfortunately, this means that when the cabin boy climbs the ladders the machines colour problems were never more in evidence. The sound is also rather poor. A brilliant title screen sets the mood well and tehre is a catchy little tune. Quite a lot of screens for your money as well - some of them quite good, others best forgotten.
Sinclair User (Jan, 1985)
In a bid to capitalise on the computer gaming scene, British Telecom has recently entered the market with their Silver range of games - priced at £2.50.
Tilt (Sep, 1985)
Un très bon rapport qualité-prix.
Your Spectrum (Mar, 1985)
This represents good value for money. It requires a slightly different approach to other 'ladder and levels' games - but I still didn't find it that compelling.
Retro Gamer (Aug 24, 2008)
Problems aside, and if you turn the music off, this really is a great little game, i know it's not perfect, but for me, it's certainly the best Speccie platformer and a must play. Oh i almost forgot, it has a very pretty title screen with glistening water (really impressed me at the time).

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