What I'm playing on my Amiga!
If you're bored and you have an Amiga, these following games are what I'm
playing at the moment. All are harddrive installable and run on my 4000/030:
Dungeon Master 2
Newer version to the classic Dungeon Master game, except it's larger, slower
and IMHO not quite as much fun. On the other hand, it'll definitely keep you
busy for a while. Produced my FTL/Interplay.
Sid Meier's sequel to Civilization. Leave Europe to settle the New World
and then rebel and seek independence from your colonial overlord back home.
Astonishingly addictive gameplay and quite reasonable graphics. Same clunky
Microprose sound though. Produced by Microprose UK.
Classic 1-4 player game. Although a little old, the premise behind this game
is that you're in control of a group of mercenaries attempting to obliterate
an alien presence on a colony world in the distant future. Played from a
first person viewpoint with four separate views for each of the characters,
the gameplay and sound effects have to be experienced to be believed. Released
Artillerus meets Lemmings. See a worm, target a worm, blow away a worm with
heavy weaponry. Sideview game play with all sorts of nifty weaponry and
tactics; again, up to 4 people can play. Released by Team 17/Ocean.
Star Trek - 25th anniversary
Slow clunky AGA port of the PC game. Guide the crew of the Starship Enterprise
through their voyages as they encounter new civilizations and endless better
equipped enemy vessels. Released by Interplay.
Ok, it's not harddrive installable, but it fits on one disk and is a lot of
fun. Guide a heavily armed helicopter over a quilt like landscape destroying
enemy tanks, missile bases, attack boats, aircraft, helicopters, soldiers and
so forth while protecting and rescuing your own forces. Released by Binary
As you can probably imagine I rotate through the games depending on what
I'm feeling like and how badly I've got stuck in them :-)
Other games I play on a semi-regular basis include:
Classic overhead strategy game. Incredible animation with a healthy sense
of humour. The aim is to build up your medieval country paying attention
to opposing players, economies and primary resource development. But
play it for the animation; you won't be disappointed. Highly addictive.
Released by Blue Byte.
Impossible Mission 2025 Special Edition
Platform based game. Improvement on the old Impossible Mission for the C64
which is graphically excellent and quite quite playable. I don't like
platform games as a rule, but this one was fun. Released by Microprose.
AGA Pinball game. Buy this. Play this. Waste hours and hours and hours.
Smooth scrolling, oozing game play, wonderful tables, good sound. Released
by Digital Illusions/21st Century.
Railroad Tycoon, Civilization
Lumped together, because they're both Sid Meier games. Both are God Sims,
one involving building and maintaining the rail systems of Britain, Europe,
Eastern USA and Western USA, and the other just involving taking over the
world. Both are still very playable despite aging ECS graphics and can quite
easily eat up the better part of a weekend. Released by Microprose UK.
This one isn't harddrive installable either, but also a lot of fun. While
marking the fall of computer games into corporate sponsorship (no, I don't
like Quavers), the game is a remarkably good puzzle/arcade game. You control
GI ant, the notable soldier ant, whose responsiblity it is to recover a
missing bit of snack food for a corporate dog. To do this you have to push
over a large variety of dominoes that have different effects in a particular
order and be able to leave the current level thereafter. In addition to
involving a lot of though in trying to figure out what the twisted minds of
the games have intended for the current level, you have to be really fast
with a joystick to manoeuver the ant around the game, picking up or dropping
dominoes at appropriate times, as well as jumping through holes or whatever
as the game progresses. Worth a good look at. Released by Ocean.
Racing game that's a but touchy when it comes to anything other than
standard PAL modes, but is entirely harddrive installable. On the other
hand, it's one of the better
overhead racing games I've seen with extensive options (including up to
8 players on linked machines) and a really fast pace. Released by Acid
Tiles with a Mahjongg base. Remove all the tiles on the board by removing
doubles in sequence. Deceptively hard and overly addictive. Despite being
written in 1986, it still looks excellent (rather better than the sequel
released on the IBM with the animation) and mode promotes. Released by
Sequel to the old SimCity. Build and develop your city, taking care of the
Sim's need for housing, work, education, public services and so forth. Graphically
stunning, compulsive gameplay once you get into it, but slower than molasses
in January. Released by Maxis.
Adventure games I've still not finished
Most of the Infocom Adventures
Innocent until Caught
Out of This World
MegaTraveller 1 & 2
Games I bought but cannot recommend
Innocent Until Caught Psygnosis
Pinball Mania 21st Century
Lots of others whose names escape me right now Lots of People
Public domain/Shareware Games recommended
Hexagons Tetris variant, but runs on the Workbench and changes the gameplay a bit.
Klondike AGA v2 Card game with beautiful looking cardsets. v3 crashes my machine.
MineRunner Probably the best version of LodeRunner I've seen. Supports up to 4 players, multitasks and all sorts of other wonderful things.
Poing 3 Glorious Little Brickout variant; again it multitasks, plays well and is free!
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