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The Amiga is a family of personal computers, Commodore company's 16-bit generation home computer. The first model appeared in 1985 as a high-end product with graphical, audio and multitasking capacities ahead of its time. The most popular model, Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 and became the leading home computer of the late 1980s and first years of 1990s in the most of West Europe. In the USA success was more modest. Amiga computers were used especially for gaming, demoscene activities and graphic and video editing. Second generation Amiga systems (A1200 and A4000 with the new AGA chipset) were released in 1992 and while technically superior in many ways, were not advertised and marketed well by Commodore and so, lost the popularity war and market share against other platforms such as IBM PC compatible computers and Apple Macs, though they still remained a relatively popular with some people still using them as their main PCs up until relatively recently.

The listEdit

Box Art Title Genre Description
Agony Agony Shoot'em Up A beautiful Shmup where you take control of the smoothly animated owl from Psygnosis logo, who here is a warlock which seeks to obtain the ultimate power. Some of the best visuals you will ever see on the Amiga!
Apidya Apidya Shoot'em Up Amazing shmup, instead of piloting a ship or something like that you have the hero turned into a bee, taking down on insects and other small creatures on a meadow. The music was composed by the legend Chris Hulsbeck.
Arabian Nights Amiga cover Arabian Nights Platformer Good platform game with all that item collecting stuff
BCKid BC-Kid Platformer This is a unique port of Bonk's Adventure, most of the game has been updated with the style of Bonk's Revenge and Bonk 3 and there are a lot of background changes! If you don't have a PC-Engine/TurboGrafx you might as well get this version since all Bonk ports are pretty much a remix. Some stylistic clashes though!
BlackCrypt Black Crypt Dungeon Crawler Raven Software debut game. Similar to Eye Of The Beholder and Dungeon Master, but with steep difficulty curve.
Cannon Fodder Amiga cover Cannon Fodder Top-Down Action Good fun shooter. You control soldiers on different missions. Has a good intro soundtrack.
Fate Gates of Dawn Amiga cover Fate: Gates of Dawn RPG Epic adventure through Winwoods (players alter ego in game) nightmare. Some facts about this game - One of the biggest worlds in RPGs, 11 races and 32 classes, capability of controling four teams with 7 people each. The original German version had some explicit nudity, which was censored in the English release.
FuryFurries Fury of the Furries Platformer No, not that kind of furries! This game is really good. You play as "Tiny", a cute little fuzzball with the ability to change into four different forms to help him fight and navigate his way through 8 different regions including desert, forest, factory etc. Namco bought the rights to this game and made it into Pac-in-Time. When a big company like Namco wants your game you know it's good.
Genetic Species Amiga cover Genetic Species FPS One of the last commercial Amiga releases, this is certainly among be the best-looking original Amiga games ever.
Gianas Return title screen Giana's Return Platformer Unofficial sequel to the 80s classic The Great Giana Sisters. Very fun and challenging. Also on several other systems.
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JimPowerAmiga Jim Power in Mutant Planet Platformer/Shooter A nice and somewhat infamous platformer, it cycles between platforming and shoot 'em up stages and has the most ridiculous excuse plot ever conceived. It has a amazing soundtrack by the man himself Chris Hulsbeck. This one is the original version.
Lemmings-boxscan Lemmings Puzzle Original version of the classic puzzle game, awesome music as well.
LionheartAmiga Lionheart Platformer A unique plaformer and system exclusive where you play as a feline barbarian out to kick some evil ass. Also features a shump section where you ride a dragon to reach the evil wizard's castle.
Lost Patrol Amiga cover Lost Patrol Survival/aRPG Vietnam, 1965 - after the crash of the chopper you assume the leadership over a team of seven soldiers, your mission is to get them safely to point Du Hoc, you can bet your ass it's not an easy task. One of the best games set it Vietnam War ever.
Onslaught Amiga cover Onslaught Strategy/Action Select a neighboring territory to attack on the world map followed by a sidescrolling segment. You've a limited inventory of weapons and ammo so you have to make decisions about what to keep or skip. When you finish 2-3 stages you fight the boss in a weird qix-like stage. Music is awesome, and now for XBOX live arcade.
Pinball Dreams Amiga cover Pinball Dreams Pinball One of the best pinball games ever developed. With four tables and upto eight players the game was ported to a number of consoles including PS3 plus PC and iPhone.
Perihelion Amiga cover Perihelion: The Prophecy RPG Sci-fi RPG with great atmosphere. If you're looking for a cyberpunk game - try this one.
ProjectX Project-X Shoot'em Up A challenging shmup developed by Team 17, which uses a Gradius-style power bar. It received a PSX-only sequel called X2: No Relief.
Cover SWOS9697 Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97 Sport A sports game, but a very good sports game with great gameplay. Also available for PC and Xbox Live Arcade.
Shadow of The Beast 2 Amiga cover Shadow of The Beast 2 Platformer Features some of the best music, artwork and atmosphere. The music on the opening and game overscreen are particularly good. Story is about a half beast who is searching the world of Karamoon for his half sister who was stolen from the mother by the antagonist named Zelek.
Slam tilt amiga Slam Tilt Pinball The last 21st Century pinball game before they went under, and what a game! Since it uses the AGA chipset, the visuals are the best on the system!
SuperfrogAmiga Superfrog Platformer Team 17's take on a mascot platformer, which borrows elements from both Mario and Sonic. Thankfully it plays well and is not just another shameless rip-off.

Now we have a HD remake on Steam and GoG.com, more than 15 years later!

The Chaos Engine Amiga cover The Chaos Engine Run n' Gun One of the best looking game on the Amiga. Great gameplay and music too.
TurricanAmiga Turrican Platformer The amazing conversion of the amazing Commodore 64 original, with delicious improved 16-bit graphics and the now legendary soundtrack delivered by none other than Chris Hulsbeck.
Turrican2Amiga Turrican II: The Final Fight Platformer Even better sequel, which improves on everything that was good on the first and features better joystick support and some of the BEST GODDAMN MUSIC IN GAMING.

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Fourth Generation
Consoles Philips CD-i - Commodore CDTV - Pioneer LaserActive - Sega Mega Drive - SNK Neo Geo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Funtech Super A'Can - NEC TurboGrafx-16
Handhelds Bit Corporation Gamate - Nintendo Game Boy - Sega Game Gear - Hartung Game Master - Atari Lynx - Welback Mega Duck - Watara Supervision
Computers Commodore Amiga - Atari ST - BeOS - Fujitsu FM Towns - Sharp X68000

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