Amiga 500! Deliverance, Lionheart, Cannon Fodder etc.

I have apparently completely forgotten to write about my Amiga 500, it’s soon two years since I got it! I did however at that time take a bunch of pictures of it! So here’s what it looks like ^_^ I even got a brown plastic hard case for it as well :D

Amiga 500 with case Amiga 500 Amiga 500 detail Commodore Amiga 500

After I got it I also bought a couple of games for it. I still haven’t tried all of them out, some required a mouse and I didn’t have one at the time, so I just kind of forgot about it.. But Cannon Fodder is a lot of fun, I mainly got it because my fiancé used to play it as a kid, and I was hoping he would be happy seeing it again ^_^ The other games that I did try (Universe and Space Hulk) were not as fun as advertised by the covers ;D Altered Beast is always a favorite of mine though! Great game, and I think I remember this port to be pretty decent :)

Amiga 500 - Cannon FodderAmiga 500 - Universe   Amiga 500 - Space Hulk
Amiga 500 - The Ultimate Ride   Amiga 500 - Altered Beast

Just like a month ago I started buying more games for the Amiga 500 again :) You might have seen some of my instagram updates with Exolon and Switchblade II. Exolon didn’t have a working disc, but just last week I received two more discs from the seller, so hopefully there will be one that works! Been so excited to try that game out because the cover art is awesome!! :D Just look at that closeup of his face! The same goes for Switchblade II, I love these retro box arts :)

Exolon Exolon super closeup Switchblade II Switchblade II closeup

Apart from these two games I’ve also gotten Deliverance, Lionheart, Silkworm, ST Dragon, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Xenon 2 Megablast and Wizball! All of these were great games! I’ve decided not to just buy games based on the cover any more for Amiga 500, because there are so many games for it, and I don’ wanna end up with crappy ones. So I have now at least checked out some screenshots of the game before buying it. This only goes for Amiga though, Nintendo and Sega and all the other consoles I still go by the box art or the name of a game. I like being surprised ;D

Amiga 500 - Deliverance_ Amiga 500 - Lionheart

Deliverance and Lionheart were particularly striking games! I wish I had a way of capturing screenshots from them when I played them… Really great looking games, Deliverance had a bit stiff controls but it was just so cool! :D Lionheart had amazing sprites and beautiful sceneries, and the controls were really advanced even though you just had a stick and a button to work with!

Amiga 500 - ST Dragon Amiga 500 - Xenon 2 Megablast

ST Dragon was a cool sidescrolling shmup :) Xenon 2 Megablast was also a good shmup, but I preferred ST Dragon.

Amiga 500 - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

I really prefer the NES version of TMNT to the Amiga 500 one..

Amiga 500 - Wizball

Somebody recommended Wizball to me, I didn’t quite get it though.. I thought the controls were really awkward and I just kept dying >_<

Amiga 500 - Silkworm

The best thing about Silkworm is that it’s a 2-player co-op game! :D It sucks being the Jeep though >_<

That’s all for my Amiga update right now :) I bet I will get some more games for it eventually ^_^ I like the system, but it still feels a bit more like a computer than a video game console.. but I still like the retro games on there :) So I will keep collecting!

14 thoughts on “Amiga 500! Deliverance, Lionheart, Cannon Fodder etc.

  1. Back in high school a friend of him had the Amiga. I didn’t fully appreciate it then. The graphics were really ahead of it’s time.
    There is a still a huge Amiga following out there! And I can see why :)

      • Definitely Shadow of the Beast! It’s a hard game but it looks and sounds amazing!

        I also remember liking Outrun and Space Harrier.

        And others that look like they could be great are stuff like Turrican, Another World and Flashback.

        The Amiga’s kick-butt sound really made it stand out from the rest!

  2. Two games that are essential to get for the Amiga is Turrican I and II. Just amazing run and gun games with a sci-fi feel :) This is the system to play them on, much better than the Mega Drive ports.

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