This little beige box was my most prized possession during the 90s, and marked my overdue transition from the archaic cassette tape to the 3.5inch floppy disk.
Compared with my decrepit old Amstrad, my Amiga 600 (the successor to the popular A500, but with fewer bells and whistles than its bigger brother, the A1200) throbbed with power and brought with it a catalogue of games that oozed quality.
Sensible Software, Bullfrog, Gremlin, Infogrames and the Bitmap Brothers produced some of the best titles ever to grace the home computer. Here are my perfect 10!
Let me know if you agree/disagree...
(Photo credit: shinnfean)
The graphics were nothing special, and for ages I couldn't even land my plane but Wings of Fury was sooooo much fun. Take off from the sanctuary of your aircraft carrier and fly back and forth, firing machine guns and rockets towards the enemy soldiers below.
After Monkey Island came Simon the Sorceror... the purple-clad wizard who uses his puzzle-solving abilities and spellcasting to make his way through a fantasy world. Very funny and, to this day, still really good looking.
War has never been so much fun. That was the mantra of the controversial Cannon Fodder from the stable of Sensible Software. Starring the same tiny characters that had been running about a football pitch (Sensible Soccer) for the previous few years, this was just as memorable for the fun level design and great title music!
Before Command and Conquer there was Dune II. Take control of three factions, Atreides, Harkonnen and Ordos, build a base and blow your enemies off the sandworm-infested planet.
The Chaos Engine - co-op play at its best! From the Bitmap Brothers - the guys who brought us futuristic sports classic, Speedball II - this was a top-down shooter with great characters, fantastic graphics and great tunes. Could really do with a re-release on Xbox Live Arcade, I reckon...
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Posted by AndyB
9/12/2009 10:20:00 am Amiga, Amstrad, Cannon Fodder, Dune II, Golden era, Simon the Sorceror, The Chaos Engine, Wings of Fury No comments