Showing posts with label Commodore Amiga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Commodore Amiga. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation 2 - Day 49

Flashback for the Commodore Amiga


"A really good platform game.  It reminds me of Abe's Oddysee.  I like this and will play it again 8 / 10"

#retro #retrogaming #amiga #flashback #gaming #isolation

Monday, February 22, 2021

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation 2 - Day 48

Jaguar XJ220 for the Commodore Amiga


"A good racing game.  I quite liked this, but need some more practice!  7 / 10"

#retro #retrogaming #amiga #jaguarXJ220 #gaming #isolation

Friday, February 12, 2021

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation 2 - Day 38

Captain Planet and the Planeteers for the Commodore Amiga


"A fun platform game. I like the music 6/10"

#retro #retrogaming #captainplanet #amiga  #gaming #isolation

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation 2 - Day 26

The Chaos Engine (AGA Version) for the Commodore Amiga 1200

"Good fun two-player game.  I wasn't very good, but it was still fun.  7 / 10"

#retro #retrogaming #thechaosengine #commodoreamiga #amiga #isolation

Friday, May 08, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 46

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 46
Friday 8th May 2020

Stunt Car Racer on the Commodore Amiga


"Really fun! It's funny when you fall off the track. My favourite track is The Ski Jump. 7/10" - Kayleigh

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 24

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 24
Thursday 16th April 2020

Pinball Fantasies AGA for the Commodore Amiga 1200


"I like this game. Partyland is my favourite! 7 / 10" - Kayleigh

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 3

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 3
Thursday 26th March 2020

Lemmings for the Commodore Amiga.


"It was very good until level 10 when it started to get harder. The mouse was very sensitive. I thought the Lemmings were cute. . 8½ / 10" - Kayleigh.

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Retro Gaming Trekkie Dad (Episode 1) - Castle Master for the Commodore Amiga

The first of (hopefully) many new videos from me, reviewing/playing old and new computer games, with the occasional smidgen of Star Trek thrown in here and there. 

This episode is devoted to the classic 3D adventure game Castle Master by Incentive Software.  Released back in 1990 by Domark Software, it was the fourth game to utilize the revolutionary Freescape solid 3D system and is an excellent example of early virtual reality on home computers.  So be prepared to spend the next 1 hour 30 minutes watching me wandering aimlessly around Castle Eternity, getting lost, destroying spirits, and getting even more lost before finally defeating the evil Magister once and for all.

 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Giving the Amiga a clean!

So yesterday, I decided to give the Amiga 500 a clean.  I tend to use my A1200 more for general use, so this has been the first time I've fired up the A500 in quite a long time.  Glad the GVP A530 is working fine and the hard drive still contains lots of graphics, music (and very basic 3D renders and objects) I created in the mid-1990s.  Ahhh, the memories.

The case wasn't too yellow, so no need for retrobrite, however, I was able to blow out a considerable amount of dust, dirt, and lint from under the keys and on the motherboard.





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alive and Kick'Starting'

Kickstarter is addictive....  There I said it.

Last year, I backed my first Kickstarter...  a book called "Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium", by Sam Dyer, and published by Bitmap Books.  It surpassed all expectations and became quite a hit with fans of the Commodore 64 (including me).

So, when I heard that Sam was producing a follow up book entitled "Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium", I just had to back it immediately.


The book had a target goal of £25,000 so I think it came as a bit of a surprise to most when the total amount pledged to the project came in at just short of £130,000.  Wow.  It just goes to show how much love there is for the old Commodore computers.

Anyway, after several months of waiting, the book finally arrived through the letterbox today, and WOW.

The book is fantastic, and considerably larger than the Commodore 64 one.  The graphics on each page depicting various well known games are truly remarkable, with a small piece of text from well known people from the Amiga days (game/demo programmers, designers, graphic artists and fans)

AND due to the massive success of the project, backers also get loads of cool extras with the book as standard.
  • Shadow of the Beast 2015 Remix CD by Tim Wright (CoLD SToRAGE)
  • I Love Commodore Amiga Sticker
  • Metal Amiga engraved bookmark
  • Amiga pen
  • Amiga Ball Pin
  • 6x Demoscene postcards (one signed by the author of the book)
  • Another World poster
  • Ask Me About Loom badge (from The Secret of Monkey Island) Limited to first 100 Backers
I highly recommend this book (and the Commodore 64 one) to any person who has an interest in old computer games - even if you never had a Commodore computer.  I cant wait for Sam's next book which I hear may be about the Spectrum.

Amiga Book - http://www.funstock.co.uk/commodore-amiga-a-visual-commpendium-book
C64 Book - http://www.funstock.co.uk/commodore-64-a-visual-commpendium-c64-book

Now, I've just got to wait for the other Kickstarter projects I've backed to arrive, including Matt Gray's "Reformation" C64 music project, From Bedrooms to Billions : The Amiga Years, Marcel Donne's "Project Sidologie" CD Box set, and Uncle Art's Elite 2 (Frontier) Orchestral and Retrogaming Music Remakes.

Both Books - the Amiga Commpendium and the C64 Commpendium.

Both Books - the Amiga Commpendium and the C64 Commpendium.
 
Remember this from The Secret of Monkey Island?

Demoscene Postcards

A3 Poster from the cover of Another World

Shadow of the Beast 2015 Remix CD by Tim Wright

Sticker!

The full booty!

Oh yeah, I got my name in the book as an official backer!