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Old 15 August 2009, 00:12   #1
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Well known games/game series that are Amiga originals

Would be cool to have a list of well known games that started on the Amiga, but were ported and became popular on other systems.

I can think of a few but I'm sure there are more... from the top of my head -

Worms, probably one of the most famous one.
Cannon Fodder
Another World
Lemmings

These are games a lot of people that never heard of the Amiga know of.

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Old 15 August 2009, 00:14   #2
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SOTB I, II, III?
Lotus series?
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Old 15 August 2009, 00:19   #3
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Are those games well known on other machines, though?
Well, I guess, I don't know.

Another game I know is well known -

The Settlers
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Old 15 August 2009, 00:27   #4
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The Settlers started on the Amiga?

Cool.
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Old 15 August 2009, 00:29   #5
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Only the Amiga version of Settlers had split screen play didn't it?

But missed time advance.

Still, it never slowed down even though more and more buildings and men appeared on the map, which was a pretty cool game engine design. Plus it made use of more powerful Amigas FTW!

If it was first I'm not sure.
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Old 15 August 2009, 00:31   #6
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Wikipedia -
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The Settlers (also known as Serf City, original German title Die Siedler) is a slow-paced Simulation computer game by German developer Blue Byte Software, first released in 1993 for Commodore Amiga and in 1994 for the PC.
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Amiga original game - yes
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What about the Ishar series?
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The most famous has to be SimCity which spawned an entire industry.
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That's not an Amiga original game though, is it? I mean developed originally for the Amiga and then later ported... or at least released for the Amiga first.
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It was originally written for the C64 but not originally published/released. The author got an Amiga

The Amiga version was the first published, followed shortly by the 68k Apple Mac. All other versions including the C64 and PC are published in subsequent years.
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Cool! That's very interesting, I had no idea
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The author wrote other commodore games before SimCity and you can instantly recognise them.

http://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=http...php%3Fid%3D146
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The Chaos Engine
Speedball 2
Goal
Kick Off
Sensible Soccer
Soccer Kid
Super Skidmarks
Shadow Of The Beast
Pinball Illusions
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Some of those games aren't very well known outside Amiga circles though, right?

I'd like names of games that were really popular across platforms that started on the Amiga... but I guess there may not be all that many.
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Turrican series
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Turrican series
As much as I would love to subscribe to that, it started on the C64
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Old 15 August 2009, 11:43   #18
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* cough cough * ahem, well all other versions look better and 8 bits too
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It's not an Amiga original, period Don't make me cry Denis
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Old 15 August 2009, 12:39   #20
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grand theft auto technicaly started on the amiga
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