Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

Published by Ubi Soft Entertainment Software Developed by Hudson Soft Company, Ltd. Released 1991 Also For Atari ST, DOS, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 The consoles and arcade smash hit Dyna Blaster: now on your computers… Place your bombs skillfully to protect you from the enemies. Collect the icons to get more bombs and larger or programmed explosions.   64 levels, various and colourful screens. Up to 5 players (with Adaptor which is included)   Review: I owned this game on the Amiga 500. And I had never played Bomber Man and…

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4D Boxing

Published by Mindscape International Ltd. Developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. Released 1991 Platforms Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98 Released in 1991 4D Boxing was an excellent sports simulation that was revolutionary for its use of Polygon graphics which at the time really turned heads. The graphics were remarkable with very accurately modelled fighters who moved in a very realistic manner, the sound effects were really good (especially the sound when one of the boxers were knocked down) and the overall presentation was really impressive. The aim of the game…

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Magic Pockets

Published by Renegade Software Developed by Bitmap Brothers, The Released 1991 Platforms Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS Released in late 1991 for a variety of machines including the Amiga 500 Magic Pockets was a really fun 2d Platform game developed by the Bitmap Brothers. You control a young man named “The Bitmap Kid” who owns a magic pair of trousers with an unlimited amount of space in the pockets. In these pockets “the Bitmap Kid” keeps all his toys and some assorted creatures, sadly one day these creatures decide to run away…

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4D Driving

Published by Mindscape International Ltd. Developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. Released Jan, 1992 Also For DOS, FM Towns, PC-98   Released in 1992 for the Commodore Amiga 500 4D Driving is a conversion of a classic arcade driving game called Stunts, and for the most part it is a very good one. Firstly the good points, the graphics are superb this was the first driving game I ever played on a home format that had proper polygons and a 3d engine. The sound effects and music are also excellent (indeed this…

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Theme Park

Published by Acid Software Developed by Bullfrog Productions, Ltd. Released 1994 Also For 3DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Jaguar, Macintosh,Nintendo DS, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA CD, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Windows Released in 1994 Theme Park was a Resource Management game where you attempt to run a successful Amusement park. This game was released on many formats including Super Nintendo, Megadrive and even the Atari Jaguar but it is this version on the Amiga which I prefer (mainly due to the ability to use a Mouse and Keyboard).…

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Rainbow Islands

Published by Taito America Corporation Developed by Taito Corporation Released 1987 Platforms Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, J2ME, NES, TurboGrafx CD, Windows, ZX Spectrum Rainbow Islands was released in arcades way back in 1987, a sequel to the very successful Bubble Bobble this game is essentially a fast paced 2d platformer where the player has to outrun the rising tide and reach the top of the island using rainbows as makeshift platforms. The game was hugely well received and so it was only a matter of time…

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Championship Manager 2

Published by Domark Software, Inc. Developed by Sports Interactive Limited Released 1995 Official Site Championship Manager 2 Platforms Amiga, DOS When I first saw a friend of mine playing Championship Manager 2 on the Amiga I did not see what all the fuss was about, I mean sure I love footy games and I always enjoy resource management games also but this game looked like nothing more than a spreadsheet. How wrong I was! This game is one of the finest Amiga games of all time and despite there being no graphics whatsoever (it is…

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Rock Star Ate My Hamster

 Codemasters Software Company Limited, The Released 1988 Platforms Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Overview THE CECIL PITT GUIDE TO ROCK MANAGEMENT HI THERE POP-PICKERS! I’m Cecil Pitt: rock entrepreneur, creative genius, friend and confidante to the stars. No doubt you’ve heard of me. I’ve been a starmaker for some time now, and I’d like to share my inside knowledge of the ROCK BIZ with you in this article: THE CECIL PITT GUIDE TO ROCK MANAGEMENT. PICKING YOUR STARS How many superstars can you manage? One may be cheaper and easier,…

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The Chaos Engine

Published by Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Developed by The Bitmap Brothers Released – 1993 Platforms – Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS,Genesis, J2ME, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, Windows The Chaos Engine was released for the Amiga 500 in 1993, a top down run and gun game with elements of Steampunk this game was great fun and very original at the time. The graphics are superb with very large chunky sprites and very detailed backgrounds (the artwork throughout the game is outstanding). The sound is also excellent with very meaty…

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Zeewolf

Published by Binary Asylum Developed by Binary Asylum Released Nov, 1994 Platform Amiga Released in late 1994  is a superb helicopter shoot em up, what really made this game stand out at the time was the fact that it was programmed by former magazine writers who were tired of the Amiga 500 being overlooked in favour of the 16 bit and 32 bit consoles! Zeewolf has much to enjoy, graphically the game is excellent with vector style graphics very similar to Electronic Arts Desert Strike and Jungle Strike, the sound is also…

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