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Nostalgia time! What are your favourite Amiga games?

JonLester |  Jan. 7, 2015 at 15:35

UPDATE: With the launch of Commodore Amiga: A Visual Commpendium on Funstock Digital today -- http://www.dealspwn.com/commodore-amiga-visual-compendium-celebrates-legendary-system-209605 -- it's time to dust of this thread and bring it back in style!

http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/visual-commpendium-540x303.jpg

So just for kicks, what are your favourite games and memories from the glorious Amiga days?

To start things off, here's my *PERSONAL* favourites - in some sort of order, though remember that it's just my own most played/enjoyed.

1: Uridium 2
2: Apidya
3: Superfrog
4: K240
5: Civ
6 Walker
7: Soccer Kid
8: Cannon Fodder
9: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
10: Benefactor
11: Lemmings 2
12: Megatraveller 2
13: Wing Commander (it ran like crap on my A600, but never mind)
14: Globdule

For starters. I have to stop somewhere and I'm already kicking myself (Chaos Engine! Carthage! Awesome! What am I doing?!). We might try to do some sort of article soon, so let us know!

Most Useful Answer Quietus  Jan. 7, 2015 at 19:07

Cannon Fodder - Jools must live 'til the bitter end!
Settlers
Monkey Island - "I am rubber; you are glue."
Another World - That Intro!
Syndicate - SELECTED! - "Bloody Atlantic Accelerator!"
Worms - Baa, Baa, BOOM!
Beneath A Steel Sky

As for a story: My friend had been playing through Monkey Island 2 on his Amiga while I assisted by peering over his shoulder. He'd finally reached the later part of the game, where Guybrush falls with the chest. When the screen went black, he thought the game had bugged out, so he nipped out to the loo. When he came back, I was in hysterics, and showed him where to hover the mouse for the 'Light Switch' prompt.:D

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wiggedywoo  Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:04

As well as the above i would include

Turrican 2
Supercars 2
SWOS
Dune 2
Moonstone
Monkey Island
Agony
Xenon 2 (and pretty much everything else from Bitmap Brothers)
Brutal Sports Football
Zeewolf
Hunter

.. id best stop myself now ;-)

stevenjameshyde  Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:34

Aside from those already mentioned:

Speedball 2
Ruff 'n' Tumble
Base Jumpers
Shadow Fighter
Sensible Soccer 92/93 (never got on with SWOS for some reason)
Gravity Force 2
Push-Over
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Desert Strike
Second Samurai

too many others to name

JonLester  Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:39

Oh man, all of those games too. Really brings back memories!

And the Amiga Format Cannon Fodder Christmas cover disc. That thing was awesome.

Weirdly, the main memory that's stuck in my head now is swapping about 5 discs to meet Shaka of the Zulus in Civilization while those crazy drums played in the background. Worth it.

EDIT: if we do an article, we'll definitely include (and credit, natch) stories and memories if you have any to share!

Last edited by JonLester, Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:58
Quietus  Jan. 7, 2015 at 19:07

Cannon Fodder - Jools must live 'til the bitter end!
Settlers
Monkey Island - "I am rubber; you are glue."
Another World - That Intro!
Syndicate - SELECTED! - "Bloody Atlantic Accelerator!"
Worms - Baa, Baa, BOOM!
Beneath A Steel Sky

As for a story: My friend had been playing through Monkey Island 2 on his Amiga while I assisted by peering over his shoulder. He'd finally reached the later part of the game, where Guybrush falls with the chest. When the screen went black, he thought the game had bugged out, so he nipped out to the loo. When he came back, I was in hysterics, and showed him where to hover the mouse for the 'Light Switch' prompt.:D

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Jaffo  Jan. 7, 2015 at 19:13

No real order, just some of the ones I remember enjoying...

Kick Off 1&2
Player Manager
FA18 Interceptor
Elite
PGA Tour
IK+
Paradroid 90
Uridium
Starglider 2
Carrier Command
Virus
Cannon Fodder

etc... :D

I remember getting an A590 HD just to play Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade without having to swap disks. It was a third the size of my A500, 20MB capacity and cost about £400 iirc!

keekstuff  Jan. 7, 2015 at 23:59

In no particular order

It came from the desert (and most other cinemaware titles)
Battlehawks 1942 (first flight sim)
Ninja Warriors (awesome title song)
Wing Commander (was jealous of my PC friends)
Populous
Indiana Jones - Last Crusade (point n click)
Shufflepuck Cafe


Who here actually had boxed retail copies of their top games?

stevenjameshyde  Jan. 8, 2015 at 08:22

I had boxed retail copies of most of them - how huge were those boxes? - but obviously a few were acquired from dodgy blokes at car boot sales. Ah, simpler times

Favourite gaming memory involves Cannon Fodder 2 - Amiga Power were writing a guide for it in their monthly tip and cheats section, which abruptly stopped halfway through when the author found the game too hard to continue. The final part of the walkthrough was written by 11-year-old me, my first piece of published journalism :)

I was paid with a free copy of Championship Manager Italia... I gather the remuneration hasn't got any better since then

oinkle  Jan. 8, 2015 at 09:41

What the heck? How can we have so many fine games listed here and yet no one has mentioned SWIV?

JonLester  Jan. 8, 2015 at 10:31

I had boxed retail copies of many of these games, as my favourite games tended to have code sheets.

Or in the case of Zool, which I somehow totally forgot to mention, an UNBELIEVABLY RAD WHEEL.

Then again, I did a lot of swaps with friends to play stuff I didn't have - sucks that I never got K240 back though!

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Late  May. 1, 2015 at 12:34

:( I never had an Amiga.
Loved playing Sensible Soccer, Speedball, and Xenon 2 (with it's amazing Megablast music!) at my mate's house on his, though.

I can't afford/justify getting every single console every generation, so choices have to be made, and I'm generally very happy with the choices I've made, but occasionally I miss out.


Calls himself a gamer, but has never owned an Amiga or an N64... The shame...

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JonLester  May. 1, 2015 at 14:29

@Late: Heh, everyone has gaps in their gaming library, nothing to be ashamed of. You've played some utter classics there too - proper Bitmap Brothers old school legends.

t4v  May. 1, 2015 at 15:01

My big 3:

ShufflePuck Cafe (somewhat spoilt by the new Freemium version)
Turrican II (how the hell did they pack all that game and soundtrack on 1 floppy?)

and the Daddy, F1GP

Crazyhairchic  Jun. 21, 2015 at 18:06

Bobo is my favourite game

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