Discuss your latest vintage Amiga finds!
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

by LambdaCalculus posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:30 am

Now that I have some extra bits coming in for my Amiga 500 (SCART cable and brand new 512KB trapdoor RAM expansion from Amigastore.eu and SCART to HDMI adapter from Amazon), I decided to browse Amibay on a whim and picked up a couple of Amiga games on the cheap: Lemmings and Welltris. $10 apiece. I had both games for DOS when I was a kid, but like most of my old DOS floppies, they've been lost over the years thanks to house moves and yard sales.

(Side note: funny how I keep all my DOS CD games but almost none of the floppy games! :P)

Both are NTSC copies and have their manuals and inserts. When they arrive in the post, pictures will be posted. :)

My Amiga gaming collection begins!
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Amiga 600 (PAL), Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks for putting that on my radar.

I was able to snag Starflight II! I've been hunting for this game for... well, hm. I mean close to a year. And someone just happened to have a copy on Amibay just sitting there - and for only 10 pounds! With the way the pound has plummeted, that's only $13 US. An unbelievable price (the shipping will cost more than the game).

I've been hunting for this game for SO long! And, it has the map - you really have to have the map for it to be the primo experience. Woo hoo!

I got in line for a couple of other classics. Should see if they fall to me over the weekend (I doubt it, but worth a shot).

:)

I feel like with hardware, Amibay can cost as much or more than Ebay sometimes. Totally scored on the software side today.
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

by LambdaCalculus posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:23 am

intric8 wrote:With the way the pound has plummeted


Heh, thank the gods for the exchange rates right now! I'm also eyeballing a CIB copy of Mortal Kombat from another seller that's going for 10 GBP! That's another Amiga port I'm intrigued by! :)
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Amiga 600 (PAL), Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200

https://nostalgiaroadtrip.com
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

by LambdaCalculus posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:22 am

Mortal Kombat is now going to be another addition to my Amiga library! :D

If anything, the rendition of the Mortal Kombat theme is really awesome to hear coming out of it: https://youtu.be/wsn__UtFZ4Y
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Amiga 600 (PAL), Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200

https://nostalgiaroadtrip.com
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

by LambdaCalculus posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:02 am

Lemmings and Welltris came in the post yesterday! :D

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Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Amiga 600 (PAL), Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200

https://nostalgiaroadtrip.com
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Pinacolada

by Pinacolada posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:04 pm

Nice. Not directly Amiga related, but I recently got a copy of Lemmings Paintball for Windows. I still haven't gotten to the paintball levels, having too much fun with what I presume are the original Amiga levels... :)
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

by LambdaCalculus posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:56 am

Look what arrived yesterday! GET OVER HEEEEEEERE!!! :D

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Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Amiga 600 (PAL), Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:50 am

I've always wondered how the heck you play that with a one-button joystick.

FINISH HIM!
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LambdaCalculus
New Jersey, USA

by LambdaCalculus posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:43 am

The port does support 2-button joysticks, but even there it's still a massive pain in the butt to play like that!

This is a port that would've benefited from being on a more powerful Amiga platform (like something AGA-based), with support for even a CD32 pad. The port is decent enough but could've been much, much more if the developers decided to go with AGA as their basis for the port.
Own: Amiga 500 (NTSC), Amiga 4000, Amiga 600 (PAL), Mac Mini G4 & iBook G4 (MorphOS), ThinkPad T40 (AROS), R.Pi3 (Amibian)
After: Amiga 1200

https://nostalgiaroadtrip.com
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:26 am

It's a chicken and egg problem. It could have looked and performed a little better on AGA, but the AGA market was just so much smaller than OCS/ECS. That being said, the screenshots I've seen of what you have look pretty great. Looks as good as the SNES/Genesis ports. But those machines did support more buttons, obviously, which hard-core fans would have wanted.

IIRC, my copy of MK on SNES didn't show real blood, though. It looked more like sawdust flying out of people. :lol:

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