Atari ST A to Z: Eliminator

Today’s Atari ST game is a good example of the sort of technically impressive titles that came from the development company Hewson.

Probably best known for their impressive platformer Nebulus (known on some platforms in some regions as Tower Toppler), Hewson was a company that became renowned for its visually striking games, making use of a variety of techniques to provide the illusion of pushing the hardware “beyond its limits”.

Eliminator sees the company turning its hand to the quasi-3D effect of late ’80s racing games… and then layering a brutally challenging bit of shoot ’em up action atop it. I also have fond memories of it for admittedly strange and anecdotal reasons that are little to do with the game itself…

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One thought on “Atari ST A to Z: Eliminator”

  1. Great video! I played a lot of Eliminator over the years and it was difficult to try and survive so that you can accrue enough weapons to make life easier. Annoying part was just how hard it could be to get to that point and then you immediately lose it when you die! 🙂

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