The name "Amiga" might not be a familiar one to gamers of today but we have it to thank for laying the foundation for modern day PCs. The term "Amiga" refers to a series of personal computers which was introduced by Commodore back in 1985. The first model, A1000, was a big hit due to its superior graphical and audio capabilities for its time.
While there may be an abundance of first-person shooters in modern day consoles, tank games are a bit of a rarity. The good thing is, the Amiga has plenty of these gems. Ranging from straight-out strategy titles which give players command over a group of armored units to those with arcade-style game play, our list has topnotch titles to cater to tank game aficionados.
Get ready to get into the danger zone as you jump into the steel cockpits of these fighter jets and soar through the skies: it’s dogfight time with our Jet Warfare and Simulation games for the Amiga. Keep your canopy clear and your finger on the trigger as opponents will fly fast and loose trying to shoot you down. Every incoming bogey will be heading straight for your tail and you will have to bring out your A-game if you want to come out on top.
Lock and load, it is time to charge in and bring down the allied enemies: Amiga’s World War era games provide some of the most frantic action to be had on this system with it’s almost manic gameplay and ruthless AI settings. This is actually plenty of fun however, as the definite challenge allows for players to enjoy the game’s more simplistic approach and depiction of combat. Also, get ready to do a lot of reading, some of these games have plenty of interesting and educational text about historical stuff.
From sieges and raids, to economics and politics, the medieval world is far more than just knights in full armor clashing swords –there are the grand and the majestic castles as well as the kingdoms they house within. Amiga titles covering these theme has been pretty plentiful and we gathered some of the best ones that showcase various aspects of what it means to have a castle, keep it, and take more.
As much as we love retro style games, not all of them were fun to play. In fact, some of them were so bad that they made us feel like we wasted our time and money. It happens –games so bad that they do not even become b-list titles and everyone just throws them to the must-be-forgotten pile. That is all for a good reason too, some of these titles are either shameless tie ups or moneygrabs with hardly any attention paid to the gameplay itself. This is a shame though, as a little bit of effort from the developers’ part may have helped this games and their buyers.
Get your arms up and do not let the enemy corner you, it is time to get your feet moving to the rhythm and check out our favorite boxing games on Amiga. The fights are fast and frantic, and the AI challengers are relentless, but each of these games delivers a great balance of fun and difficulty. But as they always say, the best fights are always those that are hard won.
Press the pedal to the metal and crank that gearshaft, we are listing down the best Amiga racing games and you do not want to be left in the dust. There are plenty of amazing racing games out there, and these entries are not gonna fall behind when it comes to reaching that checkered flag. These legendary pitstop oldies managed to age so well with amazing gameplay. So rev up your system and prepare to play.
Prepare your best swing as you face off the aces of the Amiga’s courts. This selection of tennis games not only represents the best simulations on the platform, but they also offer plenty of fun. And by fun, we mean a seriously good challenge that will force you to bring you’re A-game every time you step into the court. And do not think that these are simple move-and-swat style tennis games, many of these titles have plenty of depth in terms of depicting the various nuances of tennis. So take the time to check them all out and we are sure you will find a great love match.
The true gentleman’s sport comes to the Amiga system on a variety of incarnations, and if you have love of the game, then we suggest you try them all as there is always something to appreciate in the little differences that each of these games have to offer. Do not think this will just be casual simulations either –these cricket games can get pretty demanding and challenging, just like the real thing. Assemble your teams, and prepare for a long road ahead as we present to you the best cricket games on the Amiga platform.
We have put together ten of the most fun Amiga games we have ever played. These games come in a variety of forms –and with values ranging from nostalgic to sheer fun-factor. They also represent the best of what old school gaming was: a time when gameplay was what made or break a game. If you can manage to find these games and play them again, expect a vast trove of gaming experience to be unleashed right at your fingertips.