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Amiga

Post by Havie » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:17 pm

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System: Commodore Amiga (Followed by Amiga Technologies)
Variations: Amiga 1000, Amiga 500, Amiga 500+,Amiga 600, Amiga 1200, Amiga 1500, Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000, Amiga 4000, CDTV, CD32
Released: 1985-1984 (ish)
CPU: Motorola 68000 - 60060/ IMB PPC 603e/604e
Memory 512kb - 2mb (standard on various models).
Graphics: PAL mode: OCS/ECS chipset: 320 × 256, 640 × 256, 640 × 512 (interlace ), 704 × 576 in overscan ;AGA chipset: 320×256 to 1280×512i (PAL)
NTSC mode: OCS/ECS chipset: 320 × 200, 640 × 200, 640 × 400 (interlace), 704 × 484 in overscan; AGA chipset:
320×200 to 1280×400i (NTSC)
Max 64 colours (palette 4096) OCS/ECS chipset; Max 256 colours (palette 16.8M) AGA chipset
Sound: 4PCM -sample-based sound channels (stereo) with 8-bit resolution
Popular Expansion Too numerous to mention all but includes faster processors, more memory, hard disks, zip disks, cd drive, sound cards, graphics cards, digitisers, genlocks, tower expansions of desktop models and more.

Emulators:
Windows:
WINUAE: http://www.winuae.net/
WinFellow: http://fellow.sourceforge.net/new_version/

Linux:
Fs-UAE: http://fs-uae.net/

Mac:
P-UAE: http://www.binarydevotion.com/?p=184

Also, Amiga Forever: http://www.amigaforever.com/ (Windows/Linux/Mac(in process))

Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga#Graphics

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Re: Amiga

Post by Havie » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:30 pm

Top shooter for the Amiga: Battle Squadron



Great music (if you like computer music then just listen to the title track), great graphics (full screen), great sound, great playability (including 2 players simultaneously) and arcade standard in all ways. A real classic for all Amigas.
(And Amiga perfect versions released for Android/IOS if you haven’t got access to the original)

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Re: Amiga

Post by Havie » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:36 pm

Top platformer for the Amiga: James Pond 2: Robocod



The original version of Robocod (which has been converted to nearly everything up to and including the PS2) and by far the best. Amazing tunes, great sounds, plays brilliantly being a combination of Sonic’s speed and Mario’s finesse. Enhanced for the Amiga 1200/4000 and CD32. If you have never tried this game – play it now (and if you have – go back and play it now).

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Re: Amiga

Post by Havie » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:43 pm

Top Fun for the Amiga: Fiendish Freddy’s Big Top O’ Fun



Not the slickest programming but what a brilliant game. Basically it is a multi-event sports title set in a circus! For the time (1989) the cartoon graphics were some of the best and the animation still manages to raise a smile (watch the high diving miss or Freddy interfering with the poor tightrope walker). Incredibly hard (I have never saved the circus) and load times can be excruciating (when using floppy disk) but it’s a game I always come back to. Fun, fun, fun… and dying for an update (hint, hint).

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Re: Amiga

Post by notrobot » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Strangest game for the Amiga or anything else: Wizkid



This game is brilliant but utterly bizarre. Supposedly a sequel to Wizball, it has almost no similarity to its parent game, at least until later on. You start as a floating head, slamming your head into bricks to try to kill butterflies (but you can collect false teeth or a red nose to make this easier) while collecting musical notes. Get enough notes and you can go to the shop, or grow legs and escape to the puzzle section, which involves getting a dog out of a toilet... if you get stuck you can solve a "crossword puzzle" to get to the next level...
Great if you like surreal, varied games where half the fun is figuring out what is going on.

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Re: Amiga

Post by Havie » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:29 pm

Oh my god - have had to go and play this on my Amy 1200 immediately! Mad, mad, MAD!!!! But good fun and I love the randonness of the crosswords. Great choice Notty - thanks. :D

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Re: Amiga

Post by Sokurah » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:15 pm

One game I've played A LOT is Transplant. Fun as a single player game and absolutely fantastic as a multiplayer game. And it's public domain too. Double-win. :)

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Re: Amiga

Post by Havie » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:28 pm

Sokurah wrote:One game I've played A LOT is Transplant. Fun as a single player game and absolutely fantastic as a multiplayer game. And it's public domain too. Double-win. :)

I remember this one - ace game and PD too. Will have to revisit it

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Re: Amiga

Post by Havie » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:32 pm

Thinking PD so will have to suggest: Deluxe Galaga

I loved this game and although on the surface it seems very simple, there is a real depth to it and lots to discover. If you put in the time, you have a really good time (and for those with PCs - Warblade is a brilliant and just as addictive update).


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Re: Amiga

Post by GeeKay » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:08 am

It's gotta be Harlequin


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