The Karate Cat and Judo Dog are causing chaos inside the house, in a WB cartoon-style graphics game, released exclusively for the Atari ST. The game is an original TOS game made with the STOS development kit (STOS Basic was designed for creating games without any special skills or knowledge of the Atari ST hardware).
STORY / GAMEPLAY Cartoon Capers is the perfect combination of bone crushing combat and side-splitting humor. Control cartoons to throw custard pies, blow up your opponent with a well aimed bomb, lure him under tons of weight, beat him brutally with a lethal punch and body kick and much more in this one or two-player extravaganza! Although its nice presentation, the game is also known for its difficulty level. The sprites move a bit slow, which makes fighting rather difficult to control. The game is an original TOS game, developed with the STOS development kit (STOS Basic was designed for creating games without any knowledge of the internals of the Atari ST) exclusively for the Atari ST machines!
GRAPHICS / SOUND This exclusive ST game sports some high quality cartoon style graphics with great sprite animation and up to 16 colors on-screen. The sprites are really funny and they seem as if taken directly from a Warner Bros cartoon movie. OK, there is no hardware intensive graphics here (no background scrolling etc). All background graphics are static, but they look great. The sound is equally great, with cartoon-ish sampled music and several sampled sound effects from actual karate / fighting movies! The game is simple enough but so addictive at the same time, so every Atari ST user should add it in the library.
In-game music sample:
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).