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Old 24 February 2005, 20:44   #1
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Amiga software packs/bundles

I'm trying to compile a list of software packs (for a wikipedia article) that Commodore created to help sell their low-end Amigas (A500, A500+,A600,A1200). If you know of more, I would be very greatful for your input.
Also, If can you remember, can you also list the software in that pack. The ones I've listed are ones I know that were available in the UK, I don't know if C= sold Amigas like this in Europe, if so I would love to see some pictures of the boxes.

Btw, spammed this to Lemon Amiga as well

So far the ones I know of are: (dates need to be verified too, correct me if I'm wrong.)

A500
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Batman (1989)
Screen Gems (19??)
Flight of Fantasy (1990)
Class of The 90's (1990)
Cartoon Classics (1991) (A500 and A500+)

A600
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Lemmings
The Wild, The weird and The Wicked ??
Epic

A1200
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Comic Relief
Race 'n' Chase
Desktop Dynamite
Frontier Pack
Dangerous Streets / Wordworth ??
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Old 24 February 2005, 20:47   #2
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My A500 came with those titles (around 1991 in Germany):

* Transcript
* Appetizer

both are from Gold Disk software. I can't remember the name of the package (if it had one).
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My A500 came with those titles (around 1991 in Germany):

* Transcript
* Appetizer

both are from Gold Disk software. I can't remember the name of the package (if it had one).
Was that an official package from Commodore, or rather a bundle the dealer provided? For example, Silica Systems in the UK used to bundle the "Tenstar Gamepack" with A500s, but it wasn't a official Commodore pack, if it was, it would have that cardboard sleeve (cover?) (with graphics of the games on it) over the standard Amiga box. (hope that makes any sense... )
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Old 24 February 2005, 21:17   #4
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I don't really remember, but I think it was the standard A500 box. Appetizer are 4 applications aimed at beginners.
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Old 24 February 2005, 22:59   #5
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Cartoon Classics came with Captain Planet, Lemmings (1 disk version without the animated intro) and The Simpsons: Bart Vs the Space Mutants.
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Old 25 February 2005, 06:07   #6
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The Wild, The weird and The Wicked (or is that The Weird,the Wild, and the Wicked?) came with:

Formula One Grand Prix (Microprose)
Pushover (Ocean)
Putty (System 3)
Deluxe Paint 3 (EA)
Workbench 2.05


A1200 Desktop Dynamite came with:

WordWorth (3 or 5, can't remember) AGA
Deluxe Paint 4 AGA
Oscar
Dennis
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Old 25 February 2005, 09:27   #7
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My A500 that I got in Oz

came with

Workbench 1.3
Extras 1.3
Kindwords 2.0
(the other Kindwords disks)
Fusion Paint x.x (ah yes the #1 amiga iff program )
Crazy Cars
Super Ski <-- ?? not to sure about that one.

I think it came in a purple box, and on the back of the box were pics of other games, and I think that one of the games in the pictures was the .nz story.
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Old 25 February 2005, 12:50   #8
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The very first Silica System Amiga A500`s came with a bunch of demo`s ( of which I`m still desperately seeking ) 10 disks I think.. no games.
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"screen gems" came AFTER "flight of fantasy"

http://amiga.emugaming.com/bundles.html#commodore
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"screen gems" came AFTER "flight of fantasy"

http://amiga.emugaming.com/bundles.html#commodore
Now why didn't I find this page before...

Thanks alexh
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the one redblade mentioned also came with hole in one minigolf which imho was the best game out of them all.. none of my amigas came with any software though
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Quote:
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My A500 that I got in Oz

came with

Workbench 1.3
Extras 1.3
Kindwords 2.0
(the other Kindwords disks)
Fusion Paint x.x (ah yes the #1 amiga iff program )
Crazy Cars
Super Ski <-- ?? not to sure about that one.

I think it came in a purple box, and on the back of the box were pics of other games, and I think that one of the games in the pictures was the .nz story.
I believe you are thinking of the A500 starter kit. The software pack was also sold separately (see: http://hol.abime.net/5082)

When I bought my first A500 in 1990 we got the A500 starter pack. It came with F/A-18 Interceptor; Indiana Jones and the Last crusade (action); Kick Off; Kindwords 2 and Fusion Paint. There was also an A500 deluxe pack that cost more and came with different software (I think Dpaint 2 was one of the titles) - I have not got the info with me atm but will check later.

There was also a John Laws A500 pack sold, but I don't know if there was software bundled with it, or whether it was just a promotion. [John Laws is a (still today) well known radio personality in Australia]

A1200 desktop dynamite was also sold in Oz.
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Yeah I think it was something like Workbench / Extras 1.3.2

Damn how could I forget Minigolf, that game was wicked, especially the holes in ones. Got some of the other courses on 2nd hand disks I brought.
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The A600 "Lemmings" pack came with:

1. Lemmings
2. Deluxe Paint III.
3. Workbench / Fonts / Extras v2.05

The Amiga Technologies A1200 "Magic" Pack came with:

1. Whizz
2. Pinball Mania
3. Personal Paint 6.4
4. Digita Wordworth v4SE
5. Digita Print Manager v1.2SE
6. Digita Datastore v1.1
7. Digita Organiser v1.1
8. TurboCalc v3.5
9. Photogenics v1.2SE
10. Workbench / Fonts / Extras / Storage / HD Setup v3.1
11. The 170mb HD version came with Scala (v3?) pre-installed.
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