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Re: The Primer Guide to Amiga Gaming

by marurun Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:35 am

That does make a lot of sense now that I've had some time to think on it. Prince of Persia was pretty defining for both the Apple II (its original platform) and the Macintosh, but it was also ported to almost every other platform in existence.
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Re: The Primer Guide to Amiga Gaming

by alienjesus Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:00 am

marurun wrote:That does make a lot of sense now that I've had some time to think on it. Prince of Persia was pretty defining for both the Apple II (its original platform) and the Macintosh, but it was also ported to almost every other platform in existence.


Indeed. My understanding is the SNES port is the best version, but I wouldn't say the SNES version was a defining game for that system.

Point conceded on Theme Park Ivo - it came out later than I initially realised!
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Re: The Primer Guide to Amiga Gaming

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:27 pm

Ivo wrote:Nick, if you are revising the article, one of the comments in the article has pointed out a typo:

"The Amiga 1200 was faster (featuring a 68030 32-bit CPU over a stock 68000 16-bit CPU)"
The stock chip in the 1200 was a 68020, not a 68030. Please correct that when you revise.

Alienjesus:
I mostly agree with your list, several of those were already included in the Notable Amiga games section (and I personally would not have included most of the 2d fighting games in the article). Some of the more recent Bullfrog games had their best versions in PC already so I'd probably not mention them.

alienjesus wrote:I'm no Amiga expert (I've never actually owned one), so I wouldn't be able to help you write the articles, but all of these games seem pretty important to cover in a defining games article:

Populous
Theme Park
Worms
Superfrog
Sensible Soccer
Lemmings
Speedball 2
Monkey Island
Cannon Fodder
Another World
Zool
James Pond
Agony
Turrican 2
Syndicate
Alien Breed
The Chaos Engine
Shadow of the Beast (series)


Great list. And to reiterate, a large number of defining Amiga games were later ported.

I have a 500 and CD32 but dunno how much I can really add to the convo. Games are so hard to find; I have but a handful.
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Re: The Primer Guide to Amiga Gaming

by CRTGAMER Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:46 pm

Ivo wrote:I think early Bullfrog games were defining in the Amiga, but the later ones were PC games first and "inferior" ports on Amiga when it was (slowly) dying as a platform. I'd personally not include those.

That mention of Bullfrog, did not see Magic Carpet then realized it was on CD Rom. That was a cool game on the PC as well as PS1 though it came out later. Imagine that the game could have been coded (without the video tracks) just fine on the Amiga.

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I have a 500 and CD32 but dunno how much I can really add to the convo. Games are so hard to find; I have but a handful.

:shock: The standard most popular of the Amiga computer series and the rare Amiga console! Both today obscure, maybe just add your take on the hardware and games adding to the article?
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