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Old 15 August 2009, 13:12   #21
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Que?

I know there is a GTA 1 clone on the Amiga called "Payback", and I know that the GTA authors started on the Amiga... but they had long left the Amiga and gone through several platforms before making games for the PC. I dunno where you get GTA started on Amiga... interested to find out.
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Old 15 August 2009, 13:26   #22
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I had heard years ago (might be totally untrue mind) that GTA was started on the Amiga but probably more like a 'prototype' to see if the game idea would work etc. I'd imagine that commercially the Amiga was on its last legs when GTA was under development so can't imagine it was ever intended to be released.
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I'd imagine that commercially the Amiga was on its last legs when GTA was under development so can't imagine it was ever intended to be released.
In 1997/8, when the game hit the shelves the Amiga had been abandoned for the best part of half a decade. When it was started in 1996 the Amiga had still been dead for a long time. Over two years since the death of Commodore! The GTA authors had in the meantime written on the PC Engine, SNES and N64 as well as the PC. Why would they go back to the Amiga? I've just looked and seen several webpages saying GTA was originally an Amiga title. But until I seem more evidence, I still believe that people are seeing "DMA" and thinking Lemmings, Amiga etc. and making shit up.

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Old 15 August 2009, 21:39   #24
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Why is Lemmings never included on all time best seller lists?
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In 2002 the 1958 Disney film "White Wilderness" (which portrayed Lemmings as suicidal) was exposed as fictional and in fact the crew of the film had to force the lemmings off the cliff!

Must have made the game not PC
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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

I really loved to play Bungeling Bay on my friend's C64

It's been said that the author got inspired to create a city managing game while he was being busy designing the city/industrial structures for Bungeling Bay.
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