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Old 20-02-2012, 17:50
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Favourite titles on these?

Here we go:

Dungeon Master
Black Lamp
It Came From The Desert
Flashback
Xenon 2
Speedball
Shadow of the Beast
Populous 1 & 2
Damocles

Any you can think of?
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Old 20-02-2012, 18:41
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Amiga:

Rainbow Islands
Gods
The Chaos Engine
Cannon Fodder
SWIV
Turrican
Grand Prix
ST Dragon
Fire & Ice
Lemmings
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Old 20-02-2012, 18:58
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Before my time, but I have played a few Amiga games on an emulator.

Blood Money
The Last Ninja
Damocles
Mercenary 3
Ambermoon
Tower of Souls
Paradroid 90
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Old 20-02-2012, 19:10
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Dungeon Master - Loved It. Have it on my PC, but the emulator doesn't play any sound.

Hired Guns
Premier Manager
Sensible Soccer (SWOS mainly. Got Jari Litmanen up to 15m playing with Ajax)
Lemmings
Worms
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Old 20-02-2012, 19:39
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I never had one but remember playing on my mates
Lemmings
Carrier Comand
One of the Syndicate games (can't remember which)
Really enjoyed them.
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Old 20-02-2012, 20:51
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I never owned an ST back in the day as they sucked, these days it's only good for Oids.

LOVE the Amiga, I still play it from time to time.

Apidya
Frontier: Elite II
Cannon Fodder
Wings Of Death
Banshee
Realms
Uridium II
Turrican (all of them)
The Chaos Engine
Gods
Supremecy
Dreamweb
Star Dust (& Super Star Dust)
Gods
Deuteros
Supercars II
Super Frog
Zool 2
K240
Z-Out
It Came From The Desert
UFO: Enemy Unkown
Shadow Fighter
Populous II
R-Type
Dune
Battle Squadron
Sensible World of Soccer
Project X
Wings
Pinball fantasies
Colonisation
ATR
Speedball II
Wing Commander
Flashback

I could go on for ages, Amiga has one of the best 16-bit libraries!
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Old 20-02-2012, 21:15
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The Amiga had so many good games, its also the first system I played a link-up game on which was really amazing at the time.

I remember putting quite a bit of time into these

Chaos Engine
Cannon Fodder
Speedball 2
Hired Guns
Walker
Hunter
IK+
Turrican 2
Sensible World of Soccer
Another World
D Generation
Wings
Moonstone
Rainbow Island
New Zealand Story
Lemmings
SWIV
Syndicate
Last Ninja 2
Stunt Car Racer
Street Rod
Civilization

I liked Civ so much I bought an external floppy drive because the disc swapping when cities were in civil disorder was so annoying.
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Old 20-02-2012, 21:52
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I had an ST

IK+
Sidewinder.
Gauntlet 2
Xenon
Star wars
Empire strikes back.
Bubble bobble.
R-Type
Defender of the crown
Hang on
Falcon.


Tbh i bought this after owning a C64 for many years and thought the audio and scrolling on this machine was pretty awful, couldn't afford an Amiga at the time and this was the last gaming machine i owned until i bought a pc about 10 years ago.

Although the games Mentioned was all pretty awesome
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Old 20-02-2012, 21:55
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Nobody mentioned Kick Off 2? Probably one of the best 2 player games ever. They even have tournaments and world rankings: http://www.ko-gathering.com/forum/
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Old 20-02-2012, 22:11
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sensible world of soccer brilliant days.
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Old 20-02-2012, 22:58
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Amiga


Speedball 2, Xenon 2, Populous, Chaos Engine, Sensible Soccer, Flashback, Another World, Rainbow Islands, Syndicate, Superfrog, Supercars 2, Project X, Civilization...



I loved the Amiga. I still remember getting my A500 & playing Rainbow Islands. So many classic games from the Bitmap Bros, Bullfrog, Sensible, Team 17, and more.
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Old 21-02-2012, 12:31
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Amiga 500+

An amazing amount of my childhood was lost to:

Sensible Soccer & Championship Manager

Also spent many hours on:

Street Fighter 2 (Turbo)
Speedball 2
Lemmings
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Old 21-02-2012, 13:29
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Ohh...

Lemmings
Moonstone
Batman
Championship Manager 93? (I think)
Rainbow Islands
Powermonger
IK+
Robocod
Robocop
Speedball 2
Xenon 2
Shadow on the Beast (1 & 2)


Off the top of my head...
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Old 21-02-2012, 14:47
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Nobody mentioned Kick Off 2? Probably one of the best 2 player games ever. They even have tournaments and world rankings: http://www.ko-gathering.com/forum/
Yeah it's a true classic, I have fond memories of when we all used to play knock out tournaments on it. I'm hopeless at it these days, it doesn't seem to of aged as well as SWOS.
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Old 21-02-2012, 15:21
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Settlers was another favourite game

Which Joysticks did people use on their Amigas?

The Zip Stick was a big favourite amongst my group of friends. Whenever someone got beaten in a 2player game it was always due to the other player been on a Zip Stick rather than the losers actual fault

I also had a crappy Joystick which got renamed the Wobble-Matic because the stick was so loose, you could play a sports game where you had to move the stick left, right, left ect to run fast in a race by holding the Joystick under the base and shaking your hand a little bit

Never really like Kick Off 2 myself, amongst my friends it was SWOS until ISS and Fifa turned up on the consoles a year or 2 later. I also remember a cover disc version of Sensible Soccer which had you kicking a grenade around the pitch which left craters when it exploded, I think there was also a version on the moon.
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Old 21-02-2012, 15:37
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Went through quite a few different joysticks on the Amiga. I think I started with the Competition Pro 2000 which was too stiff. Then moved on to a Powerplay Cruiser which was better but not perfect. The best one I used, and my favruoite joystick ever was the Konix Speedking, it's really comfortable and accurate to use but the only downside is it makes a lot of noise due to the micro-switches.
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Old 21-02-2012, 15:47
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Dungeon Master - Loved It. Have it on my PC, but the emulator doesn't play any sound.

Hired Guns
Premier Manager
Sensible Soccer (SWOS mainly. Got Jari Litmanen up to 15m playing with Ajax)
Lemmings
Worms
http://dmweb.free.fr/

On this site there are clones for the PC will full original sound fx.
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Old 21-02-2012, 16:02
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Settlers was another favourite game

Which Joysticks did people use on their Amigas?

The Zip Stick was a big favourite amongst my group of friends. Whenever someone got beaten in a 2player game it was always due to the other player been on a Zip Stick rather than the losers actual fault

I also had a crappy Joystick which got renamed the Wobble-Matic because the stick was so loose, you could play a sports game where you had to move the stick left, right, left ect to run fast in a race by holding the Joystick under the base and shaking your hand a little bit

Never really like Kick Off 2 myself, amongst my friends it was SWOS until ISS and Fifa turned up on the consoles a year or 2 later. I also remember a cover disc version of Sensible Soccer which had you kicking a grenade around the pitch which left craters when it exploded, I think there was also a version on the moon.
Think that was Decathlon, if memory serves. Went through about 6 or 7 of these. Some through that incessant left right nonsense. Some through rapid deceleration against an immovable surface.

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbla...0057418x54.jpg

http://dmweb.free.fr/

On this site there are clones for the PC will full original sound fx.
Nice one. Thanks.
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Old 21-02-2012, 16:03
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Loved my Amiga 500 and later my 1200. Spent hours on Cannon Fodder and endless other titles that have been mentioned on here. My favourite Amiga game was probably the amazing conversion of R-Type. So many games, such a fuzzy memory.

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Old 21-02-2012, 16:14
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Come on someone !
Mention "Lotus Turbo Challenge 2" ! I helped write it.

My fav was Barbarian
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Old 21-02-2012, 16:50
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I wrote a game for the Atari ST that was on an American magazine's cover mount disc. Got quite well paid for it as I recall. Good days.

Oddly I never really treated the 16 bit machines as games machines, just used them for mucking about and learning to program. I much prefered playing games on my SNES.

Regards

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Old 21-02-2012, 17:07
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Think that was Decathlon, if memory serves. Went through about 6 or 7 of these. Some through that incessant left right nonsense. Some through rapid deceleration against an immovable surface.

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumbla...0057418x54.jpg
I can remember Daily Thompson's Decathlon but I thought I had that on the Amstrad CPC464, I think the game I was thinking about on the Amiga might have been Summer Games.

lol at the picture, that looks a lot like the Wobble-Matic but mine had a couple of buttons on the base as well.

Them were the days when everything could be controlled through 1button and a stick, now we have controllers with 12buttons and 2sticks

I do remember the Speedking as well, a friend had one and often got ridiculed because of its weird look (Well compare to the Zip Sticks we liked so much). As I remember though it did work well and was a pretty solid joystick.
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Old 21-02-2012, 17:13
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I still have an A1200 with 4meg ram card and massive 540mb HDD still works fine, although the joystick and mouse cables have gone quite brittle. Unfortunately a lot of the floppies have read errors now, but everything on the hard drive still works fine.
Still occasionally play:

Frontier
It came from the desert
Rocket Ranger
Three Stooges
UFO Enemy Unknown
Apidya
Alien Breed Tower Assault
A Rockstar Ate My Hampster
North and South
Nuclear War
Captive 2 - Liberation
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Old 21-02-2012, 18:24
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I used to have an Atari STe, but it kept crashing, and the company kept returning the same flawed model back - and this took months - because back in the day, there was no Twitter, etc to complain about companies.

Eventually, I replaced it with the Amiga 1200 - such a good machine, and the graphics were way better than what the PC could do at the time - I first experienced the internet and the web on it via a 36k modem. I still have it in the loft somewhere.

Lemmings 2: The Tribes, Day Of The Tentacle, The Secret Of Monkey Island - all amazing games.....
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Old 21-02-2012, 18:32
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Dont know how I forgot Syndicate in my list - fantastic game with a really great atmosphere to it.

Also a couple of games I cant remember the full titles of now - Rick Dangerous..... - aliens landing in Hyde Park I think.
Something about Planet of the Zombies ? Waves of monsters in a laboratory/spaceship ???

and a really hard game involving a little round spaceship that you had to stop crashing into the scenery while you guided it around planets etc - it had a clever inertia effect that made it very hard to control.
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