Satan is an action platform game developed in 1989 by Dinamic Software for the Atari ST and Amiga home computers.
STORY / GAMEPLAY Satan is an action adventure game with platform elements split into two different parts. The first part is a linear adventure where you control a warrior and take him through the land of Lost Magic, looking for some lost papyrus rolls. Satan is quite similar to the Black Tiger game. There's plenty of action against monsters wielding axes, flying spooks and a whole host of demonic opponents that line the treacherous route. The second part can be described as a sort of martial arts (!) game with... lightning bolts! It's a combination that makes Satan such an addictive game! Although, Dinamic used to develop difficult games with cool graphics, Satan is really playable and also features great design.
GRAPHICS The graphics look good on the ST version with 16 colors on-screen and beautifully designed backdrops and sprites though sometimes the sprites' animation suffers a bit.
SOUND The game starts with a catchy tune during the loading screen but in-game it's a bit disappointing to only have a few sound effects and no music at all!
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).