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Old 28 November 2019, 16:26   #1
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Last "Boxed" Amiga game you bought

I know there's new boxed games still been made today so list those as well if you like.


Most games back then were passed around pirated copies, but when something special we'd been waiting ages to be released came available, we'd save up and buy it. £30 for a 12 year old back in '93 was a lot of money, but we thought Mortal Kombat would be worth it, (well my mate Steven did anyway).


I didn't buy many games until late on when the Amiga Scene was near its end. The Amiga shelf in Electronic Boutique had been demoted to a small stand in the corner. But latest releases were still available.
My Last game I bought was either (I can't remember which) Alien Breed 3d2 TKG or Extreme Racing. I do remember the painful copy protection document for Alien Breed though using black ink on glossy black paper.


But what was the last (or last 2) Boxed games you bought for your Amiga?
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Old 28 November 2019, 17:35   #2
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If you are talking about the final purchases back in the 90s, then I would say Beneath a Steel Sky and Sensible World of Soccer (can't recall which edition) were most likely my last purchases.
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Old 28 November 2019, 17:52   #3
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The last Amiga game I bought in a shop was Payback, in the summer of 2001 I believe. It was a specialist Amiga shop in Berlin and not a mainstream shop, but still, bought off the shelf in a bricks-and-mortar store. After that, I bought Earth 2140 and Descent: Freespace online later in 2001 or in 2002 maybe. The last game(s) I bought in a mainstream shop were a year or two before that - I bought a re-release of Dune 2, Roadkill and Cannon Fodder 2 in either Electronics Boutique, Game or HMV (the 3 main games stores in Dublin), when the Amiga games were reduced to one stand way down the back.
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Old 28 November 2019, 19:07   #4
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Well I defo... bought :
Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds
Beneath a Steel Sky (they sent me a full set of disks when I found a bug)
Gloom Deluxe
SWOS 96/97
Gloom 3: Zombie Edition
Myst
Nemac IV: Director's Cut
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Vulcanology: The Mini-Series Compilation
Genetic Species
Quake + Malice
Sixth Sense Investigations (sent me the CD as well)
Super Skidmarks (with Cows)
Theme Park CD
Best Of Gremlin CD
Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
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Old 28 November 2019, 19:12   #5
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Old 28 November 2019, 19:47   #6
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About a month ago I picked up a copy of

Black Crypt

Back in the 90s

Pinball Fantasies
World Circuit
Black Crypt
Syndicate
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Old 28 November 2019, 19:59   #7
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Back int’ day I think it was Skidmarks.

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Old 28 November 2019, 20:00   #8
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Well 1995 was the last gaming year of the Amiga for me, the PSX had me hooked with screenshots of Wipeout and Destruction Derby from around June 1995, anything after that didn’t get a look in games wise, of course i still bought Amiga mags for the coverdisks etc for another couple of years.

So my last CD32 games i bought were all released around Feb-May 1995

Super Skidmarks
Super Stardust
Kingpin
Pinball Illusions
Speedball 2

Cant recall exactly which one was the last.

Last Amiga game also in 1995 was probably F1 World Champ Edition, loved Vroom, then F1, so expected great things so was willing to pay for a boxed copy, sadly made by another developer, turned out bloody awful!
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Old 29 November 2019, 02:05   #9
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Bought a heap of CD32 games back in the day..... remember buying Gunship 2000 for my A500+ - $80NZD.
My last Amiga boxed game though, was Frontier - approx 2 years ago. And I dont have a real Amiga to play it on
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Old 29 November 2019, 08:27   #10
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I don't really remember the last new boxed game I bought back then. But maybe it was "FIFA International Soccer".

A few months ago I bought "Hibernated 1 - This Place is Death".

The last boxed (pre-owned) game I got, though, was "Civilization". At last! (some days ago)

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Old 29 November 2019, 08:39   #11
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My dad bought A320 Airbus for himself, that's probably the last boxed game we had.
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Old 29 November 2019, 11:11   #12
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I should have been more specific as I meant “New” Boxed game. But it is interesting to hear how people are still buying old software for these 30 year old machines.
For me I realised I was in denial at the time, thinking Amiga would still be saved and brought back to life.. I guess I was a hard-core fan in denial that PC was better than Amiga. A bit like Xbox and Apple Fan boys are today :-b. Imagine if these went under the same way… how big or long would the community be/last in comparison to Commodores?

Though back to topic. In connection to the above I realised at around ’96 that the Amiga was a lost cause with my last few game purchases. The single shelf in my local game shop dominated by all the other platforms made me re-think investing more money on it.
The last games were great though and I sort of got my money’s worth out of them. Alien Breed 3d2 TKG was my view of the Amiga’s Swan Song, but I’ve got the impression it never was.
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Old 29 November 2019, 12:01   #13
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I bought lately :

Captain Planet
Lure of the Temptress FR
Brian the Lion AGA
Robinson Requiem's AGA
Uridium II
bubba 'n'stix
Cybernoid II
Pinball Fantasies 256 colors
Golden Axe
Chaos engine
Alien Breed
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2

All brand new boxed.
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Old 29 November 2019, 12:31   #14
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I bought lately :

Captain Planet
Lure of the Temptress FR
Brian the Lion AGA
Robinson Requiem's AGA
Uridium II
bubba 'n'stix
Cybernoid II
Pinball Fantasies 256 colors
Golden Axe
Chaos engine
Alien Breed
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2

All brand new boxed.

OMG... Where from?
I'm guessing it wasn't from your local high street game store.
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Old 29 November 2019, 12:42   #15
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OMG... Where from?
I'm guessing it wasn't from your local high street game store.
on ebay of course not my local high street game store
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Old 29 November 2019, 14:19   #16
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Old 29 November 2019, 14:31   #17
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Powerglove Reloaded
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Old 29 November 2019, 14:42   #18
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I only purchase digital downloads these days.

Though the last new "boxed" game I got was this, but was free: https://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p...postcount=1662
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Old 29 November 2019, 23:52   #19
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Last 90s Amiga, cannon fodder

Last retro Amiga , Microcosm ~ 4 months ago, cheesy FMV makes me all warm and fluzzy

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Old 30 November 2019, 00:39   #20
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