English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > News

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06 January 2020, 19:25   #1
Amigajay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: >
Posts: 2,149
Royal Mail British Video Game Stamp Collection

Video/Computer games are rarely covered in stamp collections esp in the UK, so these are pretty unique in that sense, but not only that but 4/8 games are Amiga games!

https://shop.royalmail.com/collectib...sentation-pack

As well as the linked pack above there is also a postcard set in a tin on the store.
Amigajay is offline  
Old 06 January 2020, 21:37   #2
rare_j
Zone Friend

rare_j's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London
Posts: 971
Without fully reading your post I was already mentally composing a letter of complaint to the post office regarding the lack of Amiga games in the line up... Bloody hell it's half Amiga! Nice one post office!!
rare_j is online now  
Old 06 January 2020, 22:56   #3
Anubis
Na'vi Gamer

Anubis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hometree, Pandora
Age: 47
Posts: 2,878
That is nice...
Anubis is offline  
Old 06 January 2020, 23:30   #4
tech3475
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 57
I’m disappointed by the lack of Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy, if I ever pick up a Spectrum MM will be the first game I play.
tech3475 is offline  
Old 06 January 2020, 23:49   #5
Predseda
Puttymoon inhabitant
Predseda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The City of Townsville
Age: 42
Posts: 5,648
Send a message via ICQ to Predseda
Über cool!
Predseda is offline  
Old 07 January 2020, 00:06   #6
Amigajay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: >
Posts: 2,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech3475 View Post
I’m disappointed by the lack of Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy, if I ever pick up a Spectrum MM will be the first game I play.
True but they had to pick only 8 and the others had more a widespread appeal and were on other formats too.
Amigajay is offline  
Old 07 January 2020, 00:09   #7
Steve
You are Fake News!
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: UK
Age: 41
Posts: 2,288
I'd say 5/8 are Amiga games. Micro Machines was on the Amiga. I'm not much of a stamp collector but I'll definitely be buying these!

They even have my first ever computer game - Dizzy on the Commodore 64. Lovely set.
Steve is offline  
Old 07 January 2020, 00:35   #8
Amigajay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: >
Posts: 2,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I'd say 5/8 are Amiga games. Micro Machines was on the Amiga.
Yeah but was a port of a NES game, the others released on the Amiga as originals.
Amigajay is offline  
Old 07 January 2020, 00:41   #9
Galahad/FLT
Going nowhere

Galahad/FLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 46
Posts: 7,466
Not only surprised the Amiga got so much love, but even the BBC Micro got mentioned with Elite.

Well that makes a bloody change that the Amiga hasn't been sidelined, good job
Galahad/FLT is offline  
Old 07 January 2020, 02:49   #10
rare_j
Zone Friend

rare_j's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London
Posts: 971
Jaz Rignall had a hand in this apparently. You've got to admit it's an absolute belter of a line up. Difficult to fault it.
We're taking it as a given they've got to be British games, I think he's got the biggest ones of the period.
rare_j is online now  
Old 07 January 2020, 11:42   #11
malko
Ex nihilo nihil

malko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: CH
Posts: 2,605
A nice choice of games.
With "The Sentinel" (Rainbird/Firebird) would be even better
malko is offline  
Old 09 January 2020, 17:48   #12
BigD
Registered User

BigD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Great news to raise the profile of Amiga games and the platform in general! It was a shame that the BBC Radio 5 Live took the easy option and interviewed members of the ex-Core development of Tomb Raider rather than talking to Sensible or Team-17 when they covered the story.
BigD is offline  
Old 09 January 2020, 18:18   #13
Daedalus
Registered User

Daedalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dublin, then Glasgow
Posts: 4,450
There were more stamps related to Tomb raider alone than both Sensible and Team 17 combined.
Daedalus is offline  
Old 09 January 2020, 18:48   #14
Dunny
Registered User

Dunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Scunthorpe/United Kingdom
Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amigajay View Post
True but they had to pick only 8 and the others had more a widespread appeal and were on other formats too.
Not to mention that it's possible that Paul Andrews might own Willy (though also possibly not as last I looked he'd trademarked a fan-version and not the original sprite) and he came down hard on a youtuber that used Horace in her videos, which he has also trademarked.

Dizzy was probably a much safer bet.
Dunny is offline  
Old 09 January 2020, 22:13   #15
Foul
Registered User

Foul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Perigueux/France
Age: 45
Posts: 1,436
Send a message via ICQ to Foul Send a message via MSN to Foul
Ordered !
Foul is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vengeful Chip - A video game music collection in FLAC. andoru Retrogaming General Discussion 41 18 June 2016 11:20
Backgammon Royal mai HOL data problems 2 19 January 2009 23:28
World’s Largest Video Game Collection! ST Dragon Retrogaming General Discussion 27 08 February 2007 13:17
Emulating NTSC KS 1.0 on a PAL Monitor (???, British TFT PC screen) The Rom Alien support.Other 5 10 July 2006 00:03
Problem with Stamp Nyarlathotep support.WinUAE 0 29 June 2003 03:25

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.08521 seconds with 15 queries