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Old 30 May 2008, 16:35   #1
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Location: South Yorkshire, UK
Age: 48
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Play Amiga games online?

When browsing recently I've noticed the increase of retro home computer games that can now be played online without the need to download emulators. Takes the fun somewhat out of fine-tuning emulators to get them to work but I guess it's ok for a quick look at the classics from years ago for those who don't want to get there hands grubby with emulators. ZX81, Spectrum and C64 are just a few websites where you can play games online.

At my site (no, this isn't a plug!) I've got an Arcade Room with over 180 games now but I'm constantly on the lookout for retro games that appeared on home computers / consoles first but they are few and far between (are some are well crap conversions) especially those that have been converted to submit scores. Not come across Amiga games but the closest so far added are (from other consoles / home computers): Prince of Persia, Bombjack, Pang, Arkanoid, Blasterman, Pssst, Q Bert, Rick Dangerous, Super Mario Flash, Donkey Kong, 1945. These are all games that have been "converted" to Flash by programmers and made to submit scores to a database so members can compete for monthly and all time high scores.

If it WAS possible to play Amiga games online and for them to submit scores, you can guarantee I'd be the first to set up a site up for that (or we'd add it to this one)!!! EAB members competing for top place and maybe tournaments as well (I know this has been done via threads). If unsure what I mean, take a look at (there's hundreds of 'em similar): (it's where I download games from and add them to mine).

Goes to show the amount of Flash (and Java) programmers out there who believe in retro games being the best and getting them as close to the original as possible for all to play online.

So, wonder how long for Amiga games to follow the same route and be able to play them online? How do think this would affect the Amiga community if this was possible?

Last edited by quahappy; 30 May 2008 at 19:40.
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