Yeah the old Archie certainly was more powerful than the Amiga back then, and i remember ACE magazine mentioning it MANY times, so im no stranger to it. Actually there is an Amiga game review in an ACE issue i have here someone, and i think it may be a review of Rotox or Rotor !?.. and it mentions how pretty much in a nutshell that it would be pummeling the Amiga into the ground through its superior chipset if it were taken more seriously as a games machine and also with a bigger market.
Who knows!?.. if it were in the same price point as the Amiga back then, perhaps i would have chosen it instead, but that RISC chip really pushed up that price.