Son Shu Si is a platform game created in 1991 by Expose Software. This House is an unknown group from France who used their experience to the ST capabilities and made their first game on Atari's 16bits computer.
Story takes place in the fantasy land of Shu Seu, ruled by a good King. This land flourished and the people were happy living. But one day the King fell ill and the healers could not do anything to heal him. It was said that the King was cursed by some banished prayers of the kingdom who were hiding in the temples of Can Cao Island. These were followers of an evil god called Caar Ka. Our hero (Son Shu Si) must travel and destroy the six reincarnations of this god, each one protected by a temple and its prayers. Son must use his sword and magic to do that and break the curse to save the King. The game though being platform, is not so easy to handle while you must beware of the gaps, jump high and shoot every enemy. You gain health potions, weapon upgrades (such as bombs) but if you make a false step, Game Over is close enough. Graphics/Sound: The game is colorful, with nice graphics and a large variety of backgrounds and sprites. The sounds FX used are all sampled and kind of funny. Best moment is the sampled intro music which is nicely composed. In general, although the game was created by a group of unknown French producers, it is technically quite good.
In-game music sample:
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CPU: Motorola 68000 16/32bit at 8mhz. 16 bit data bus/32 bit internal/24-bit address bus. MEMORY: RAM 512KB (1MB for the 1040ST models) / ROM 192KB GRAPHICS: Digital-to-Analog Converter of 3-bits, eight levels per RGB channel, featuring a 9-bit RGB palette (512 colors), 320x200 (16 color), 640x200 (4 color), 640x400 (monochrome). With special programming techniques could display 512 colors on screen in static images. SOUND: Yamaha YM2149F PSG "Programmable Sound Generator" chip provided 3-voice sound synthesis, plus 1-voice white noise mono PSG. It also has two MIDI ports, and support mixed YM2149 sfx and MIDI music in gaming (there are several games supported this).