Monday 16 April 2007

10 most influential Amiga games

I owned an Amiga 500, 500+ and Amiga 1200.  Like  a girlfriend I loved them and spent countless hours with them, not to mention countless pound on peripherals and upgrades. 

So it is no surprise that having come across this [] article today, which lists the 10 most influential Amiga games of all time, that I'm all of a sudden overwhelmed with nostalgia.  The top 10 listed are:

  • Defender of the crown
  • Sensible Soccer
  • Speedball 2
  • Populous
  • Lemmings
  • Pinball Dreams
  • CannonFodder
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Another World
  • Worms

"Ice Creeeammm"

I owned all of those, each one played to death. 

Out of those 10 my favorites would have to be sensible soccer, cannonfodder and populous. Mind you defender of the crown was damn good too, and someone has even made a flash version of it here. And, Speedball 2..  broke many a joystick trying to get into the 1st division.  Some also worth a thought though:

  • Chaos Engine
  • Flashback (would have swapped Another World for this one)
  • SWIV
  • Secret of Monkey Island (swapped for Pinball Dreams)
  • Turrican 2
  • Pirates! (swapped for Worms)
  • Elite 2
  • Syndicate
  • Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker

Well, I've got an xbox 360 these days, and although the games are graphically far far superior, they don't seem to be able to captivate me as much as the old Amiga era ones did.  Even some of the games I had on my Commodore 64 actually.  Having said that, the next Grand Theft Auto (IV) is out in October and looks unbelievable at the moment. 

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