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Amiga in General
Member Name: Palmer89
Amiga in General
Date: 28/12/09, updated on 28/12/09 (20 review reads)
The Amiga, the very first games computer I ever had when I was at a very young age, I believe the first version I had was the A600 followed by the A1200. The Amiga, a follow on from the commodore 64, was a games console that used a keyboard, monitor and a floppy disc drive. All the games came on small floppy discs consisting of 1, and quite often 2,3 or even 4 discs to cover the whole game. The console itself consists of a small power supply, if needed an external as well as integrated into keyboard floppy drive and a mouse. A joystick was also available for certain games and very useful.
Its amazing thinking about it, the games on the console and the console itself are highly reliable, until my dad sold mine a year or so ago...lord knows why he did it!, it was in fully working condition. What other console works so reliably after 20 odd years. They were so easy to use, the games were so simple they were just brilliant and it was just simplicity, reliability and entertainment in a small power unit. The games usually came in large boxes, although in our household these got thrown away and ended up having a few shoe boxes worth of floppy discs.
As for the games on the Amiga, they were and still are some of the greatest games ever to have been made. My personal favourite being the amazing game that was, Superfrog, guiding you little caped frg through the dangerous forests, through the circus, the ice age and the future and well as taking sight seeing vists to the pyramids and the moon. The game was simple, the graphics were actually very good for the Amiga. Another brilliant game was Fire and Ice, taking a small coyote through various worlds using the elements to find a path through to the finish trying to pick up pieces of keys to open locked doors. The games were usually quite easy to complete, other than the odd game, Stunt car racer comes to mind, they were very simple games, pop the disc into the floppy drive, wait (long loading times), the options were limited and the graphics weren't what they are now but if it was me I'd have the Amiga over any 360 or ps3 these days.
Another classic game that started on the Amiga was prince of persia, quite difficult but a brilliant game, dangers of falling spikes and tiles whilst able to fight enemies and drink potions in order to increase your health...as long as you pick the correct one. One of my very ever favourite games was Deluxe Galaga, taking a spaceship though space trying to battle off enemies and taking the odd meteor storm picking up points along the way. I was addicted to this game and the bosses were incredibly hard and frustriaiting. Such a classic game though and if I had the chance to play it right now I;'d certainly have no life.
Summary: To have it back again...