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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 22:18 
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That was the FECKING dice game. Stuck so long on that until I found the loaded dice.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 22:22 
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Early Bullfrog platformer Flood was ace.


I might be misremembering this but wasn’t the end when your main character emerges from the sewers you’ve spent the entire game and several hours and gets immediately run over a car deadid?


Shamefully I was not a good game person bakc then so didn't manage to get to the end.


Wot an ending.



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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 22:24 
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Objection! C64 version is the definitive version.


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 23:07 
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Did you have to play with the mouse?


Yes that rings a bell, it was pretty awful.

And yet, in many ways we still felt like we playing THE GAMES OF THE FUTURE, and we persevered, and we mapped the whole thing out, and we finished it, long before Googling something (or indeed the internet) was a thing.

Nothing had ever looked like this before, and specifically in the case of the Amiga, nothing had ever sounded like this before. It really was the spiritual successor to the C64 and its incredible SID chip.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 23:24 
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Why are there so many people here on a Sunday?

It’s usually deserted. Whoop. Sunday party!!!

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:32 
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Realted: nice to see this person still plugging away trying to offload the last issue of Amiga Action for such a reasonable price

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-One-Amig ... 3244878590

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:43 
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Realted: nice to see this person still plugging away trying to offload the last issue of Amiga Action for such a reasonable price

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-One-Amig ... 3244878590

Amiga Action?


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:55 
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The one even. Same shit. aboot £1000 per word.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 
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I'd argue the the one (maverick edition) was actually wosser than amiga action.

Although mainly due to the rumoured rant in the last issue of Amiga Action..


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:41 
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I loved Flood, but was never good at it.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
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Mop's post here https://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/ ... 1#p1024661 already covers a lot of the issues with Amiga stuff

For the time it was great - you had great arcade conversions of games (so much better than the 16bit ones but now - why not just use MAME and get the real arcade machines)
Its early 3d worlds stuff was all good , but again all overtaken by other stuff or remade
Its RPG's - again so much better than what came before but then overtaken by everything since then.

At the time it really brought plug and play to a lot of people - it behaved a lot like a console - you turned it on - put a disk in and played - no config / settings / whatever else you just turned it on and it worked.

The other big thing here is emulating it is not trivial - and then other than the nostalgia factor its difficult to look at things and go 'thats the definitive version of this'

Off the top of my head - games I associate with the Amiga

Bubble Bobble
Elite
Defender of the crown
Lemmings
Wings
Dungeon Master
Zool
Ultima 7 ** edit - looks like I mean Ultima 6 instead :-)
Sensi
Syndicate
Cannon Fodder
Pinball Dreams / Fantasies
Monkey Island
Speedball
Worms
North and South
Xenon 2
Stunt Car Racer
Populous
IK+
Robocod

However virtually everything I've listed there I could play on something newer and with less hassles


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:12 
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Wiki says these are the Amiga “exclusives”:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor ... only_games

There’s plenty on that list to keep someone busy for an evening.


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
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Ultima VII was never out on the Amiga, I don't think.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
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Cras wrote:
Ultima VII was never out on the Amiga, I don't think.


It looks like your right - it must have been 6 i was thinking of (I played 3 & 4 on the Atari 800 and 5 on the C64)


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:59 
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Played some Pinball Prelude last night. Does it only have one table, or am I forgetting something?


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
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There were three tables I think.

It's not the Amiga pinball game I'd choose to play though.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 13:55 
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I seem to remember there was quite a fuss about it at the time. Did it claim to have AGA quality graphics on a bog-standard Amiga, or something?


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 14:19 
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After this thread, I ended up seeing if there were any decent online emulators and I ended up playing Pinball Dreams on this one for a bit. It's not perfect, but not bad.

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 14:30 
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After this thread, I ended up seeing if there were any decent online emulators and I ended up playing Pinball Dreams on this one for a bit. It's not perfect, but not bad.

Well shit. There goes my afternoon


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 15:42 
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(Cannon Fodder doesn't count as the engine has been ported to the Switch)

Say what, now?

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 15:45 
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Isn't the obvious answer "nothing, compared to the SAM Coupe?"

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
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The Sam Coupe... A demonstration of the stupidity of brand loyalty.


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GazChap wrote:
Joans wrote:
(Cannon Fodder doesn't count as the engine has been ported to the Switch)

Say what, now?


https://www.google.com/amp/s/kotaku.com/modders-bring-cannon-fodder-to-the-switch-1829018569/amp

Don't get excited unless you've modded your Switch though (if that's the right term to use).


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
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Isn't the obvious answer "nothing, compared to the SAM Coupe?"


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The Sam Coupe... A demonstration of the stupidity of brand loyalty.


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 18:51 
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I loved the idea of a Sam Coupe. A Spectrum, but with more colours, how much better could it get?
Never used one though, I'm guessing it would be a disappointment.


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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:21 
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Having just bought a load of Amiga stuff on eBay (seems a bit cheap so we'll see if it actually arrives), it reminded me of another game I sank a fair bit of time into - Carrier Command. Can't remember ever completing it though

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 Post subject: Re: What was so good about the Amiga?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 20:43 
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devilman wrote:
Having just bought a load of Amiga stuff on eBay (seems a bit cheap so we'll see if it actually arrives), it reminded me of another game I sank a fair bit of time into - Carrier Command. Can't remember ever completing it though


It did actually arrive and now my house is full of oversized game boxes. Pinball Dreams and Batman don't seem to be compatible with my A1200, but I did get a couple of games to load at least.

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