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Old 22 February 2005, 03:53   #1
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how to get my wife playing amiga games ?

thank you very much...it seems to me that i already tried everything....

PLEASE HELP !!!! (i think my kids will be easier to handle...but is 18months too soon?)
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Old 22 February 2005, 03:54   #2
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Offer her a dildo for every game playing sesh she completes successfuly
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Old 22 February 2005, 04:06   #3
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If you can get your wife playing Amiga games, then you will have performed a miracle similar to sailing across the Pacific on a baked potato. It just won't happen so I suggest you give up right now and never mention it again.
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Old 22 February 2005, 04:32   #4
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Offer her a dildo for every game playing sesh she completes successfuly
may i suggest a rampant rabbit, works wonders... however this can backfire.. you'll end up playing Amiga games and she'll end up playing with herself.. ARGHHHH

on a more serious note...

try puzzle games, my missis likes a game of Bust-A-Move (puzzle bobble)... find a two player, simple to play game... twintris or somfink like that
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Old 22 February 2005, 09:12   #5
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Just load up Super Frog and she will start playing after a few minutes ;-)
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Old 22 February 2005, 09:18   #6
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I'd suggest a two player game of Shanghai.
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Old 22 February 2005, 09:44   #7
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My wife really isn't much of a gamer, but she did get hooked on Crystal Hammer at one time. She played it a lot until she had the top score on the list, and then lost interest. A simple game such as that might be something to try.
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Old 22 February 2005, 10:00   #8
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Old 22 February 2005, 10:38   #9
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Look at this thread I've started a long time ago:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=8584

This thread will persuade >every< woman to play amiga games !!!
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Old 22 February 2005, 10:44   #10
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BTW: I've gained very good experiences with Wiz'n'Liz...

...and why is this thread off topic ?
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Old 22 February 2005, 12:47   #11
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...and why is this thread off topic ?
Good point...

--> I've moved this to Retrogaming General Discussion
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Old 22 February 2005, 14:51   #12
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Show her Rodland, Zool, Trolls, any of those cute platform games. My girlfriend loves the CD32, and I'm buying an SX32 just so she can play the AGA version of Super Street Fighter II.
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If you can get your wife playing Amiga games, then you will have performed a miracle similar to sailing across the Pacific on a baked potato. It just won't happen so I suggest you give up right now and never mention it again.
Then I have performed a miracle. I think I had an advantage though, that being that my girlfriend is a Gamer anyway - she grew up on Nintendo, but had a friend who owned an A500. She's quite into Superfrog, she likes Alien Breed and she's better than me at Project X... both the original and the Special Edition...
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Old 22 February 2005, 16:32   #14
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Yep, there is an Amiga game for every woman. What appeals to one of them may not appeal to another, but there are some popular ones:

1) Superfrog (somebody else's missus used to visit me, just to play it!)
2) Znyk (PD game similar to Tetris)
3) Any Pacman clone
4) Maniacball (my last missus actually skipped meals because of that, and I had to negotiate access to my own Amiga!)
5) Rodland
6) Fury of the Furies

But I could never get any of them to take up the Scorched Tanks or Worms addiction.
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Old 22 February 2005, 17:56   #15
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@squirminator2k

You haven't performed a miracle yet. We're talking about "wives" here. When a female transforms from girlfriend to wife, there are subtle but devastating changes. I suppose you've performed the equivalent of sailing on an uncooked potato...

The best luck I've had is with "Dawn VideoPoker". I think it's because women like the idea of gambling with money that isn't theirs.
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I'd suggest a two player game of Shanghai.
Absolute boredom! Are you single? :P


A-HA! mr_a500, you got something going on there that I was just going to ask...

girlfriend-compatible games are NOT the same as WIFE compatible games...right?

I mean my girl plays with me and all (and sometimes she managed to kick my arse at many puzzlers), but if the change to wife ever happens, this would change radically, I presume.
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Just load up Super Frog and she will start playing after a few minutes ;-)

YUP!!! Thatz right!.
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Old 22 February 2005, 21:10   #18
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You bet your arse. In "girlfriend mode" she played (or attempted to play) about 3 games. After converting to "wife mode", she hasn't even considered it. In fact, if I even turn the Amiga on, I'm made to feel as guilty as if I just killed the neighbour's cat and put it on my car as a hood ornament.
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Hahahahaha.

Thre's not much hope for the original thread poster then...
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Old 22 February 2005, 22:04   #20
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For those planning on getting married, I suggest changing the wedding vows to something like this:

Do you (bride's name) take (groom's name) and his Amiga,
In sickness and in health,
For richer and for poorer,
With good Amiga games and with bad,
To have and to play with,
From this day forward so long as the Amiga shall live?

(..and hope she says "I do")
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