Corsair

Introduction

Corsair is a game for the Atari Falcon030, released by Impulse in 1997.

Gameplay

Corsair logo

Cool action game for two players! Annihilate the aliens and achieve peace through superior firepower! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to defend an ancient computer against the alien beings on the moon. The fate of computer history is in your hands.

Two players control the two cannons and shoot the aliens. Each cannon can fire straight forward and a 45 degree shot towards to other player. This is because the enemies will, unless destroyed, land on one of the rails and continue towards the cannon on that rail. That player is now helpless and must be rescued by a 45 degree shot by the other player. However, they must cooperate well so that not both have an enemy on their rail.

Gameplay video:

Technical details:

  • Graphics resolution: 320*240 in 16-bit HiColour
  • Programmed in Motorola 68030 assembly language (over 25000 lines of code)
  • Four-channel music and sound effects

Features

  • 6 different types of enemies: Landers, Drunken Landers, Railcrawlers, Jumpers, Stealth bomber, SETI man
  • Large end-level boss – the Big Bobby!
  • Hand-drawn graphics
  • Four-channel music and sound effects
  • Supports keyboard + joystick + Jaguar pads
  • Widescreen mode available

Manual

Full manual is available in English and Spanish.

Reviews are also available.

Download

Falcon running Corsair Corsair running on a Falcon030

DiskDownload (410 kb)

System requirements: Corsair requires 4Mb RAM and works on both RGB/VGA monitors and TV (RGB is recommended). It is compatible with 68040 and Nemesis.

Links: Pouet, DemoZoo

Creators

Credits:

  • Reine Larsson – Programming, design, manual
  • Mandus Skön – Graphics, design
  • Peter Gustavsson – Menu music
  • Steffen Scharfe – Mod player
Mandus and Reine releasing Corsair Mandus and Reine after completing the final testing phase of Corsair in 1997.

Screenshots

Corsair screenshot 1 The Main Menu. Corsair screenshot 2 Bobby the Hippie Ghost makes a cameo as evil bomber, with his partner in crime, Mr Ken! Corsair screenshot 3 The Water World. Beware of the lethal jelly fish!. Corsair screenshot 4 Here they come, the Pigs In Space! Corsair screenshot 5 Hall of fame.

Reviews

“Sounds complicated, but it’s quite the opposite, young and old will love this game. Nice big colourful aliens, humorous (even hilarious!) sound samples and fast action make this a simple yet addictive game.”
— Andrew, Falcon’s NeST PDL
“This is where it is brilliant, because to survive you need to help each other. E.g., if an alien touches the ground, the gun of the other player can then remove the first player’s adversary, thus saving the life to him, just like it can shoot him in the face and gain a max of points!”
— Toxic Mag 15 (1998)
“The game itself plays well with a good difficulty curve. The aliens start off moving in a linear manner giving you a chance to familiarise yourself with the controls before the more vicious bouncing and bombing baddies appear. The graphics are nice and cute and perfectly complement the style of the game.”
“Full marks to the comedy plot in the doc file which nods at the Double Bobble story. Nice to see another crew not taking itself too seriously.”
— Leon O’Reilly, Maggie 25 (March 1998)

More reviews are available.