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Old 24 August 2016, 07:51   #1
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Cool Favourite Amiga games?

Back when I used to have my Amigas back in the day, I was more interested in creative uses - even if I never actually produced anything worthy of sharing with anyone. So most of the time I was playing around in Deluxe Paint IV, or PPaint, Imagine 2.0 or any number of others that I can't remember now.

I played a few games, but usually just the ones that were already installed on the hard disk of my A1200 when I got it - Syndicate, Civilisation and a few others. But I was more interested in creative uses.

Fast forward to now, and the joys of WHDLoad, and it appears from what I've read and seen, that most people saw the Amiga as a gaming platform, and that I may have missed out on some great games.

So, now that I've got my A600, can anyone suggest some games that they really enjoyed back then, or still do now, that don't need AGA or anything above a 68000, that will run nicely on my A600?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 24 August 2016, 09:21   #2
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Seen as you like Strategy games, you will love Settlers
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Old 24 August 2016, 09:55   #3
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Seen as you like Strategy games, you will love Settlers
http://hol.abime.net/1878
Cool, I'll give that one a go, thank you.

Oh, and I wouldn't say strategy games are my favourite, just what was already installed on my A1200 when I got it back in I think it was 1994.
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you will get so many posts with so many good games here. I suggest searching a Top 100 Amiga games in youtube. They're generally a fair good idea of whats good and popular.
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Old 24 August 2016, 10:03   #5
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you will get so many posts with so many good games here.
I sincerely hope so, as there are so many to choose from it's honestly quite daunting.

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I suggest searching a Top 100 Amiga games in youtube. They're generally a fair good idea of whats good and popular.
Good idea, thank you, I will. I didn't mind Turrican II, but the up to jump really annoyed me, and yes, I know, single fire button, but I found it made precise platforming rather more difficult - but I guess that could be a case of just what you're used to, having got used to Alex Kidd in Miracle World on the Sega Master System...
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Another World
Shadow of the Beast 1,2,3
The Chaos Engine
IK+
Stunt Car Racer
Super Cars 1,2
Alien Breed 1,2
Turrican 1,2,3
Superfrog
Speedball 2
Gods
Dungeon MAster
Battle Squadron
Moonstone
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Hmmmm lets setup this way-back machine.... Zetr0 t a young and handsome 16-18 years young

Primarilly I would love to code, create graphics and write med-mods but there were times I would be known to play games

So the following would be my Desert Island disks - as long as I had power and a reasonably tasty Amiga - these are the games that would have to come with me

Strategy / Sim
UFO: Enemy Unknown
Mega-lo-mania
Syndicate
Pirates (Gold)
Realms
K240
Laser Squad
Elite
Frontier
Dungeon Crawling / RPG
Captive
Eye of the Beholder II
Abandon Places 1&2
Ambermoon
Ishar (series 1-3)
Bards Tale (series 1-3)
Perihelion (what a game!!!)
Drakken (about the only game I played on the Atari ST - Amiga was quicker BTW )
Dungeon Master
Heimdal 1&2
Hero Quest Series
Hired Guns
Liberation
Shadow Lands
Shadow Worlds
Space Hulk
Space Crusade
Xenomorph
Platform Games
Flash Back
Super Frog
Shadow of the Beast 1 - 2
Turrican 2
Alien 3
Assassin SE
Brian the Lion
Bubble Bobble
Chuck Rock
Lost Vikings
Rick Dangerous
Racing / Driving Games
F1 Grand Prix
Super Cars 2
Road Kill
Lotus
Nitro
Test Drive 1 - 2
Overdrive
Vroom (awesome 3 player!)
Beat 'em Up
Barbarian
Body Blows (series)
Elf Mania
Street Fighter II (series)
IK+
Rampage
Shadow Fighter
Sword of Sodan (one of the reasons I got an Amiga!)
Other Games
Super Foul Eggs
Slam Tilt
Pinball Fantasies
Pinball Dreams
Dyna-Blasters
Now that is a games list..... phew..... While that list is quite large - the truth is that I normally only play a game for a couple of hours and then its back to something creative like coding, writing music (I put that optimistically) and drawing graphics - fun fun fun =D

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Another World
Shadow of the Beast 1,2,3
The Chaos Engine
IK+
Stunt Car Racer
Super Cars 1,2
Alien Breed 1,2
Turrican 1,2,3
Superfrog
Speedball 2
Gods
Dungeon MAster
Battle Squadron
Moonstone

Great list!
I'd add

Lotus 1,2,3
R-Type 1,2
Agony
The Lost Vikings
Prince of Persia
Benefactor
Rick Dangerous 1,2
Gods
Panza Kick Boxing
Flashback

and many more...
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Old 24 August 2016, 10:48   #9
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Such a difficult question as there are sooooo many cool games

If you look at this thread you can see all the games that I've currently setup in WinUAE (warning; over 1400+): http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=80841

Reverse 2 years back and I had only added around 500 games; these were probably all the must haves IMHO

Anyway, when I get home tonight I'll put the list of 500 here
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My list is stronger Double D
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Thank you so very much everyone!
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Old 24 August 2016, 15:04   #13
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There's no need to watch a Top 100 list on youtube.

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/votes_list.php
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Dungeon Master and it's expansion Chaos Strikes Back.
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So, now that I've got my A600, can anyone suggest some games that they really enjoyed back then, or still do now, that don't need AGA or anything above a 68000, that will run nicely on my A600?
Here we have a pretty good chart:

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/

if you select model A500 / A600, you will get a real quality for your Amiga.
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Anyway, when I get home tonight I'll put the list of 500 here
As mentioned, see attached that has 478 games that IMHO are absolute classics from the golden age of Amiga

...of course every list is subjective / personal so.
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The EAB Top 100 Vote 2013
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...t=Top+100+2013

(Edit: swap to last page to see the 100)

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Another World
Shadow of the Beast 1,2,3
The Chaos Engine
IK+
Stunt Car Racer
Super Cars 1,2
Alien Breed 1,2
Turrican 1,2,3
Superfrog
Speedball 2
Gods
Dungeon MAster
Battle Squadron
Moonstone
Hybris dude, don't forget about Hybris!!!
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Millenium 2.2, Deuteros and Supremacy are great if you like that kind of space strategy games. They aren't the kind of game you can just pick up and have a quick blast on though - also Dune II is one of my all time favorite games.
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Back when I used to have my Amigas back in the day, I was more interested in creative uses - even if I never actually produced anything worthy of sharing with anyone. So most of the time I was playing around in Deluxe Paint IV, or PPaint, Imagine 2.0 or any number of others that I can't remember now.

I played a few games, but usually just the ones that were already installed on the hard disk of my A1200 when I got it - Syndicate, Civilisation and a few others. But I was more interested in creative uses.

Fast forward to now, and the joys of WHDLoad, and it appears from what I've read and seen, that most people saw the Amiga as a gaming platform, and that I may have missed out on some great games.

So, now that I've got my A600, can anyone suggest some games that they really enjoyed back then, or still do now, that don't need AGA or anything above a 68000, that will run nicely on my A600?

Thanks in advance.
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