Nerd Bacon is now on Flickr! Here's our chance to share awesome pictures with you guys: rare consoles, huge collections, and maybe a few other things you've never seen are in store. Visit Nerd Bacon @ Flickr now! And check back often as we continue to add new pics from our members!


Nerd Bacon is endeavoring to bring you more news than ever before! Visit our NEWS SECTION to stay up-to-date with the gaming world!


Bacon Bits

No updates in past 7 days!


Ever wanted to know what our senior members are up to in their spare time? Want to get to know our writers a little better? Then take a look at our brand new Bacon Bits: The Baconeer Blogs and see what they have to say!


MEMBERS AREA Updated August 1st.

 
Navigation by WebRing.
 
 

Random Articles

 
 

Twitch Schedule

The Watchman's Retro Weekend
Saturdays @ Noon EST

Join The Watchman every Saturday for the best retro arcade and console games.


Special Events

None at this time

Be sure to subscribe and keep watch for emails about special streams.


 

What's Shakin' at the Bacon

The WatchmanThe Watchman Owner
COO

It's the annual summer lull of gaming news..
 

elder grapeVariand Owner
CIO

Framework and several plugins updated. Several issues fixed. Let me or other admins know if you find goofy stuff
 

nerdberryNerdberry Owner
CEO

Everyone check out the awesome EVO footage coming through this week from theWatchman! He has put together some great stuff for yall
 

InfiniteKnifeInfiniteKnife Twitch
Director

Thinking of doing a stream series soon. The theme: Retro games I never beat as a kid and want to try again. Thoughts?
 

Sign in to update your status
 

Recent Comments

  • Doc Croc
    Doc Croc: You got some really great pictures of the action! I can only imagine how exciting it was to be there……
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: This game def looks cool. I just love the creativity!…
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: Looks like a helluva lot of fun!…
     
  • Nips
    Nips: This game looks so interesting!…
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: Thanks for showing us the awesome footage! Those polling stations are nuts man, especially all those old CRT TVs…
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: Woot woot have fun Baconeers!…
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: Not to brag, guys, but I totally wrote this in early 2016 and Sega seems to be doing a lot……
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: @ZB: it's a helluva game! And did you notice I threw in a little Dynamite Headdy for ya?!…
     
 

Steel Talons – Atari Lynx

photo 4Format: Atari Lynx

Developer: NuFX Inc, Panoramic

Publisher: Atari

Release Date: 1991

Genre: Flight simulator, Air-shooter

Nerd Rating: 2/10

 

91951-Steel_Talons_(USA,_Europe)-1I purchased the Atari Lynx on eBay in the late ’90s and it came in a group with 9 games complete in the box.  If I was in a store and had to choose between anything and Steel Talons, I would definitely be conflicted… But after today, I would choose anything… ANYTHING over Steel Talons.  I don’t even need to know what the other game is. Put down 9 beef & cheese burritos from Taco Bell, then take a huge wet dump all over ANY Atari Lynx game, and I’ll eat through the poop to get to the other game if it gets me out of playing Steel Talons.

Steel Talons is a helicopter flight simulator where one operates an AT1196 Steel Talon military helicopter with the purpose of killing missile turrets and other enemy bases.  Your purpose is to destroy these enemies and stay alive.  The real purpose of the game is to make you stab your eyes out with a piece of glass and throw your Atari Lynx at a moving train.

The game just doesn’t look good.  It hasn’t aged very well.  I knew right away what sort of game I was getting into when I put this game s_SteelTalons_4in the system.  It’s a 3D polygonal layout with a simple terrain and no texture, and a still image of a helicopter body with little rotating chopper blades on top.  When you push forward your helicopter picks up speed and flies forward, and it slows down when I press backwards. Or at least I think.  It was tough to say exactly what was happening on the screen.

photo 2

I completed the first mission but it said “mission fail” anyway.  I think I needed to complete the level in a certain time frame (but I’ll never know because I never want to do it again).  I never once saw an enemy base, just white or red cross-hairs which I assume were the enemies.  I usually blew it up before ever getting there.  My chopper was taking fire, but I never saw any shots coming at me, and I honestly wasn’t too sure where it was coming from.  It didn’t matter where the cross-hairs were (to the left of me.. to the right of me..), my bullets went right towards the cross-hairs.  There was little to no challenge.  I was very displeased with the graphics, which are really showing their age (and have been showing their age for quite some time).  The sound is abominable, the control scheme isn’t too terrible, the graphics are exactly what I expected (terrible but not the worst considering the limitations of the portable device and the year in which this game was created), and the replayability is non-existent.photo (2)

Overall, there is little to take away from this game except a headache, some tears, and the anger that comes with wasting your time and batteries on such  a fucking terrible excuse for a game.  From a collector’s standpoint, this game is worth the buy only simply to put on your shelf and expand your library of Atari Lynx games.  BUT, other than that, … I’m speechless on the lack of quality and depth with this game.  The Atari Lynx had so much potential and so much to offer, but Steel Talons is not among that offering.

Nerd Rating: 2/10

Submitted by NerdBerry

Written by Nerdberry

Nerdberry


Nerdberry here. It’s about time I updated this badboy (been a loooong time). I’m currently loving time on my Xbox 360, as I destroy aliens left and right through the Gears of War games (man these games are good).

But that doesn’t mean I’ve lost my love for retro-gaming! My wife and I just bought a house (December, 2015) and we have a baby due ANY DAY NOW (my mini-nerdette-berry is 1 day late as of December 10th), so I haven’t fully unpacked the hundreds of cartridges that I own.

BACONEER ENGINEER EATIN’ STEER… AND PORK.

 
 

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *