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Old 05 March 2020, 15:28   #1
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Imprisoned in a SHU with Amiga but allowed only one game

Scenario is: You are Imprisoned in a Security Housing Unit (solitary confinement) i.e. bare walls, bed, bucket for loo etc... with only an Amiga for entertainment hooked up to an old CRT sat on a old wooden stool in the corner. But the catch is you are allowed only one game.

Which game would you choose to keep you sane?

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Which game would you consider as torture?

Edit: there's a Joystick (very generic but uses 2 button fire) and a mouse, also the TV outputs sound on a mono speaker.
Programs are allowed instead of a game such as Deluxe Paint etc..

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Old 05 March 2020, 15:35   #2
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Civilization and I am golden!

For torture.... Chrono quest!
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Old 05 March 2020, 15:37   #3
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Easy: Pirates!

Alternatives: Nethack, Mechforce or UFO.
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Old 05 March 2020, 15:50   #4
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Easy: Pirates!

Alternatives: Nethack, Mechforce or UFO.
I suppose the Torture option needs some thought.. you know just in case the Government stumble across your entry online and before you know it.... poof this could be a reality!

I'm thinking Bobs bad day for torture, Not decided on my Fave yet.. Maybe Frontier Elite 2.
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Old 05 March 2020, 15:55   #5
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Are extra level disks allowed?
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Hmmm, hard decision... would have to be one of these:
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Old 05 March 2020, 16:10   #7
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Are extra level disks allowed?
I'm going to say no on that sorry.

The people who run this place are very strict, and if they catch wind of you even with this thing, they'll take it off you.

Also You're in there for a long time my Son..
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Hmmm, hard decision... would have to be one of these:
Can't list multiple. ONE only! forfeit is you get the next one someone posts as their torture choice .. Enjoy!
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Ok, for sane - a copy of ZXAM and Sabre Wulf to run on it. For torture - anything by Amiten
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Ok, for sane - a copy of ZXAM and Sabre Wulf to run on it. For torture - anything by Amiten
That's 2! as an emulator classes as a program ....OK I'll let that one slide but there's a power fluctuation in your cell, which resets the machine every hour and game saves don't work!
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Old 05 March 2020, 17:13   #11
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I'd choose phxass.
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I suppose the Torture option needs some thought.. you know just in case the Government stumble across your entry online and before you know it.... poof this could be a reality!
Hah...once I start thinking about Pirates! I usually forget the rest Not sure, there are a lot of awful games on Amiga, but the truth is any game with low-replayability factor (even good one) could be torture after some time. So perhaps just having Workbench disks and nothing else...

And yes, I could easily add Civ & Elite2 to my substitute list (plus Speedball 2).
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Old 05 March 2020, 17:23   #13
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I think I've decided, AMOS for my sane.
Haven't a clue how to code, but I reckon I could figure it out...... I think...

This could be a bad idea. LOL


Also games like Pinball dreams & fantasies, only one of the tables will load up, others are all corrupt.

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Old 05 March 2020, 17:35   #14
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I would choose an strategy game or flight sim, hard to decide which one, as they are many of them.

Game that tortured me for the most time, it's Sensible Soccer.
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Old 05 March 2020, 17:36   #15
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I second Pirates!
or maybe Frontier or fitting the situation: The Sentinel
Depending on the jail duration maybe also Zak McKracken... it certainly would take me months to memorise all the needed steps and puzzles and mazes

PS: Maybe Bards Tale II would be the best choice... I had the original disks on the C64 and some years ago I made some progress in it on the Amiga (it's identical but nicer and I completed the first dungeon called Dark Domain). I don't know how many hours it would take me to complete all of the dungeons of increasing difficulty and collect all segments of the destiny wand. Remember: without solution, internet and/or character editor, which means you start drawing the wilderness, city and dungeon maps. I hope I can get pen and squared paper in that cell
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That's 2! as an emulator classes as a program ....OK I'll let that one slide but there's a power fluctuation in your cell, which resets the machine every hour and game saves don't work!
Sabre Wulf didn't have saved games either so that's just fine
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Maybe escape from colditz so I can work out how to get out of my real colditz?
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Old 05 March 2020, 20:10   #18
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Not serious question but let's answer like this :

To keep me sane :
- 1st choice : any programming language (with the manual)
If 1st choice is not allowed because it's not an Amiga game, then I will take : "Shadow of the Beast".

For torture :
- "Out Run".
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Lemmings to remain sane

For torture, Cannon Fodder
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