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Rolling Ronny

Rolling Ronny
GenreArcade Platform
DeveloperTouch Of Magic
Publisher Virgin Games
Reviewed byndial
Rolling Ronny is a 2D platform game published by Virgin Interactive, released in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and DOS PCs.
Take Rolling Ronny a skillful roller-skate that looks pretty much like Ronald McDonald and roll your way through nine levels of park lands, city streets, office complexes and even underground sewers to your final destination at the other side of the town. Ronny has to collect coins by running errands for the inhabitants of this weird and wonderful-looking town, to earn enough money and buy a bus ticket to the next part of this barmy game. On the majority of the levels you'll find a shop that will sell most of the objects found in the game but be careful not to spend too much though, as you won't be able to afford the bus fare home! Rolling Ronny plays like a classic side scrolling platform game where you have to jump over obstacles and gaps, shoot or evade enemy sprites and collect coins and power-ups, so there's nothing new here. Among the items you collect, some power-ups may help you jump higher, increase energy or even kill multiple enemies in one shot.

The graphics on the Atari ST are colorful and the animation is quite fast, along with some pretty smooth background scrolling! Yes, this time there's no frustrating flip-screen. Using some technique, the developers managed to sport 40 colors on-screen (approx two times more than the ST default)! In comparison, the Amiga version though has nearly 100 colors at the background and foreground planes, a few more details along with some parallax-scrolling. Either way, the Atari ST version has pretty cool graphics considering its hardware limitations! The sound on this version is also nice, featuring a few cute tunes during gameplay along with a limited array of sound effects.

On our video below you may watch the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga and DOS VGA versions of the game.
The Atari ST version is at 05:33.
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Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
Gameplay sample
Comparable platforms

38 colors
Atari ST

93 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS

153 colors
Hardware information

Atari ST

Atari STCPU: 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).
The Atari ST (default) color palette
9-bit RGB 512-color palette
(16 on-screen and up to 512 in static image)
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