The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold from 1985 by Commodore. But today we’re not going to spend much time talking about the hardware, as we’re here to celebrate the very best games released on this amazing personal computer.
So please insert your floppy (easy now). Then insert Disk 2. Then insert Disk 1 again. Because here are 20 Of Our Favourite Commodore Amiga Games, listed in alphabetical order. Inevitably we’ve left off some games that you absolutely loved, so please comment to tell us how stupid we were!
1) Alien Breed
A common thread you’ll see with these games is how hard I found them, and boy was this one hard! A great game but don’t think I got past the first level.
2) Batman: The Movie
One of the first games I played on an Amiga which belonged to my Grandad. I’m not sure how well it stands the test of time but back in 1989 I was blown the hell away.
3) Cannon Fodder
Was I the only one who found this hard? Once you started having to use vehicles I used to get pummeled, and I filled up my hill of crosses quicker than you can say ‘war has never been so much fun’.
4) The Chaos Engine
Once again, far too hard for me!
Boy did we spend many hours with this game (and of course its many sequels). An entire history of civilization on our humble computer, absolutely amazing.
6) Dune II
One of the first examples of what we now call the ‘RTS’.
Boy could you die easily in this game. I could also have included ‘Another World’ or ‘Prince of Persia’.
8) James Pond 2: RoboCod
Pure platforming perfection. My friend managed to unlock the full game from a magazine demo by collecting pickups in a particular order.
9) Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker
A snooker game you say? Well yes, because whether or not you liked the sport, this was a fun game with great physics.
There was no way this couldn’t be included in the list, as it’s of the best puzzle games of all time.
11) Lotus Turbo Challenge 2
I’ve always thought this was called ‘Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge 2’ but apparently they dropped the ‘Esprit’ for the sequel.
12) Monkey Island
Perhaps the sequel was the better game, but I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I first played the original. It was like nothing I’d ever seen in my life, but boy did it take a long time to load!
13) Pinball Fantasies
I spent hours on this game, especially the ‘Party Land’ and ‘Billion Dollar Gameshow’ tables. I’ve yet to play a better pinball game.
14) Sensible World Of Soccer
Still considered by many to be the best Football game of all time.
15) Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
Futuristic brutal sport in this classic from The Bitmap Brothers.
16) Street Fighter II
A great game which my mate used to pummel me at every single time.
17) Super Skidmarks
Fantastic isometric arcade racing, I remember it had some amazing jumps.
I wasn’t sure whether to pick this or Zool, but I chose Superfrog because I loved the Slot Machine sections in-between levels.
I could see this was amazing, I was just too rubbish at it to have any fun.
With a few mates this was some of the most fun you could ever have.
That’s it, and yes there are so many more we could have added!