Welcome to The Amiga Boing Blog, Born on 11th November 2020, which started with the Review of Cave Runner
This Blog aims to preserve Classic and even some Modern Games specifically on the Commodore Amiga, I am now on my way to creating the BIGGEST EVER Public Domain and Shareware Collection the Amiga has seen, even bigger than The Assassins Collection (and that was HUGE at 260+ Disks)
My main aim is to bring the Amiga to the masses, by creating an easy to use Click ‘N’ Load Games Collection (as in Select a Game from a Menu and it loads), for both WinUAE and Amiga Forever, and you can even copy the Games over to Real Amiga Hardware, If you have a PCMCIA Adapter for the Amiga
The Games Collection is fully loaded with Classic Public Domain and Shareware Games, all playable under one roof, which is also bundled with the WinUAE Emulator, This is now distributed in Files Format (in the AmigaBoingHDF folder) this now allows Real Amiga Owners to Copy the Files to a SD Card and insert a PCMCIA Adapter into the Amiga and the SD Card to copy over the Games individually for Click ‘N’ Run on the Amiga-side!
I update the Games Collection Downloads Monthly, Just as if you were getting a New Magazine from the Shop, with a minimum of 4 PD/SW Games included in the Update, sometimes I will do 2 or more reviews a week, in which case all the Games I review within a month will be included in the Next Months Update
For those who own Amiga Forever I also create RP9 Files of all the Games I have reviewed so far, so you can easily copy them into Amiga Forever and play them instantly without even requiring any additional files as these are simply compressed ZIP files which contain the Game on a HDF (Hard Disc) Image (which loads much faster than ADF images) and has several screenshots, and even Game Documentation, if available, and Links to the websites where you can find out more about the Game itself
The Amiga shaped the landscape of the 80’s and 90’s and is still today a very well loved machine, and still used by thousands of dedicated fans all around the world, There were many different models released, But the most popular models were the Amiga 500, Amiga 600, and the Amiga 1200 to name a few
I will remain heavily focused on Amiga-based Games, Demos and other Software which was written or made available for the Amiga Platform, it does not have to be an old Game to be featured here either, For example, I recently reviewed Metal Gear (2021) and also Crazy Columns (2021) which are available for download in the Games Collection and as Amiga Forever RP9 Files, as long as its an Amiga game, it will be added here eventually over time
The Amiga for me, was a huge part of my life growing up, I used to get Games from a local store which no longer exists *sigh* and disk swap with friends, and yes, we all used X-Copy in those days to create backups of games, except my friend “Charlie” (not his real name to avoid his blushes) whos parents bought him an Atari ST *OH THE HORROR* so he could never Disk Swap with me and my friends, awwww….
My late Mother loved playing Mouth-Man, Deluxe Pacman and Flag Catcher and was always playing them when I came home from School, oh yes, Those were the days, when Games were not 3 billion pixels and needed a High End PC to run them, yes we had to wait while the Good ‘ol Amiga spinned up his Floppy Drive (remember those? – maybe not if you are under 30 heh) and have to Disk Swap in games like Cannon Fodder if you only had 1 drive
I truly love the Amiga, and now many more can also enjoy it today, with emulators like WinUAE (Windows), UAE (Linux), and even Raspberry PI ports of them, making the Amiga so portable, You can take it to a friends house, and play in Full HD on a Raspberry PI – Now thats Progress!
The all time games I personally love are Cannon Fodder, Flag Catcher, Amoeba Invaders, Mine Runner, Deluxe Pacman, Kari Pacman (mainly for its lovely music, and 2-player simultaneous gameplay) – of course I love ALL Amiga Games, But those above are the ones I tend to play the most, as they are so addictive to me
Please do not hesitate to Contact Me via the methods below, I always look forward to meeting new people and viewing your feedback, as it really does help me a lot
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