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Offline gizz72

Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« on: June 28, 2004, 05:08:08 AM »
Halo evry1,
Back in either '91 or '92. I was watching CNN on
entertainment news and featured all of the latest
console that came out then. There was dreamcast,
3do, sony?, and lastly our beloved CD32.

A guy was playing Pinball illusions(?) not sure
But that was It. I felt an great sensatuion just
seeing CD32 featured back then :-) and shouted
!!!YEAH AMIGA ROCKS!!!

There were other games, mostly strategy games that
almost made our miggy famous or much well known, by
the least. Hmmm... IFAIK those were Dune 2, Syndicate,
Street Fighter 2, wait.. also Mortal Kombat 1, Another
Worlds, SIMCity2000. Not sure about the rest,
they sure were kick arse back in their time also.

My friends used to come by our house just to play MK1,
and Dune II on my A500+ no expansion just a second floppy.
Sure blew them away when they saw no Hard disk, just
floppies. That was nice when it lasted thow! :-)

Sure miss those days! :-D I hope A1 or Peg2 follow suit.
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Offline kd7ota

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004, 05:12:22 AM »
Hehehehe,

I wish I could actually see Amiga on TV.

The closest I have ever seen was Bill McEwen(SP) when he was showing the AmigaAnywhere or whatever it was. heheeh, was kinda interesting though.

But yea, I think what really made the Amiga a good gaming system was the titles that Psygnosis produced, like Agony, Shadow of the beat, and Nitro.  My family would play the Amiga 600 that my brother saved up for along time.  :-D

Makes me really miss the good old Amiga times though.  :-(

But I might consider picking up an Amiga 4000 sometime, but we will have to see what happens though.
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Offline gizz72

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 05:53:17 AM »
@kd7ota

Yup, time can only tell. Anywayz, good luck on your new
machine and keep the Memories alive! :-)

Cheers!

Gizz
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Offline adolescent

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004, 06:14:15 AM »
Unfortunately, the AmigaOne or Pegasos are not positioned well as gaming computers.  Not only is the developer support not there, but the entry price is much to high to attract casual gamers.  While I don't doubt there will be great games for both systems (hopefully originals).  I doubt there will be any "killer app"* that will lure people, and their money, away from PCs and consoles.

* I mean game in this context, not application software but I think the phrase fits.
 
Time to move on.  Bye Amiga.org.  :(
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2004, 01:02:21 AM »
In the UK back in the years 1994-1996 there was a show called BAD
INFLUENCE that showed all the latest games.

In my opinion it was better than other UK games shows like Gamesmaster
and they showed the Amiga quite a lot.

I remember when they first showed the A1200 and CD32. Firstly it
showed James Pond for backward compatibility discussion then it showed
Oscar on CD32 and everyone was blown away by the speech and 256-colour
graphics.

They continued to review Amiga games like Alfred the Chicken. They
also showed the CD32 playing a movie too, and this was in the same
show that they were showing the latest Mega-CD and NeoGeo games!

Bad Influence continued to cover games up until the first glimpses of
the Ultra-64 (now the previous generation Nintendo64).

Amigas do get onto TV in the oddest of places and occasionaly they are
used to MAKE the TV (Babylon5, Seaquest DSV, Robocop TV series), I
also heard A4000s were used to make the M&Ms men and Terminator 2
parts.

If you search CD32 on Aminet you will see that when Amiga advertised
in the UK they once put a CD32 poster up outside Sega's London
headquarters!

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Not to mention the Chelsea Football Club's AMIGA branded kit. Chelse
is now owned by Britain's richest man!
 

Offline gizz72

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2004, 01:21:21 AM »
Greetings,

I seem to recall also some tidbits from Disney channel in the making of beuty and the beast. I saw them pencil animation using Deluxe paint. Cool 8-)

Cheers, :-)

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Offline Matt_H

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2004, 06:15:51 AM »
There was also a thread on here a few months ago about Amigas being used to animate The Triplets of Belleville - nice to see Amigas still being used for recent projects.
 

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Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2004, 06:23:13 AM »
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Hyperspeed wrote:
Amigas do get onto TV in the oddest of places and occasionaly they are
used to MAKE the TV (Babylon5,


[...]

This is a bit of a misunderstanding; I too used to think that "Babylon 5 was made with amigas!" The pilot episode's CGI was done with an Amiga, as were the first few episodes.  However, as soon as Foundation Imaging got their feet under them they dropped the Amiga and went to DEC-Alpha systems as quickly as they could (they were faster all around than the 030 and 040 Amigas of the day - and the price more than reflected that).

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I
also heard A4000s were used to make the M&Ms men and Terminator 2
parts.


While I can't speak for the former, the latter is untrue.  The Amiga 4000 was two years away when principal design work began for Terminator 2, and still a year off when the movie was completed and released in 1991.

Sorry.

But as to the original topic, I would venture to say that had a few promised titles been released (Magic Carpet, TFX [in a more timely fashion than it was]) maybe it would've made a small difference in units sold when the curtain came down.


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Offline HopperJF

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2004, 09:10:58 AM »
Quote

gizz72 wrote:
Halo evry1,
Back in either '91 or '92. I was watching CNN on
entertainment news and featured all of the latest
console that came out then. There was dreamcast,
3do, sony?, and lastly our beloved CD32.



The Dreamcast did not come out until 1998/99.
The Sony PlayStation.. 1994/95.
CD32.. 1993..

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Offline gizz72

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2004, 10:13:04 AM »
@HopperJF

Thanks for the corrections. Hardly recall that exectly when that was though. :-)

Cheers,

Gizz
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Offline prowler

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2004, 01:41:58 PM »
With bablyon 5 I heard that even though they stopped doing the rendering with Amigas they still used Amigas to transfer to tape since it did such a good job at it.
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: Those games that ALMOST made the Amiga Famous again?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2004, 01:47:09 PM »
if you want to be blown away... look for vid clips of "Computer Chronicles"... they had a few shows on just the Amiga.   Maybe someone has a URL to the shows that can be downloaded.
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