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OK, the Spectrum and the C64 have had their "Golden Years" book. Amstrad is not forgotten, but that's on hold.

What I need are lots of suggestions for Amiga and ST games that you would put into a book, to showcase why the 16-bit computers were so good and why one had the upper hand for a particular game...

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Sorry its just a list but you have to write the book yourself to claim authorship afterall

Ik+

Dynablaster

Speedball 2

Nebulus

Lethal Excess

Volfied

North & South

Populous II

F1 (multiplayer Vroom sequel)

Graham Gooch Cricket

P47

UN squadron

Lemmings

Mega-lo-mania

Oids

Archipellago

Virus

Carrier Command

Epic

Supersprint

SWIV

Civilisation

Bloodmoney

Gauntlet II

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Hmmm....so many to choose, but here are a few from the top of my head:

Hostages

Captain Blood

Populous

Falcon

Mega-lo-Mania

Dungeon Master

Lombard RAC Rally

Xenon

Xenon II

MidWinter

Any of the Rainbird adventures (Pawn, Guild of Thieves etc.)

Weird Dreams

Shadow of the Beast

EPIC

Stunt Car Racer

Starglider

And hurry up and get this one out :lol: Looking forward to perusing the C64 one soon enough, just can't get enough of my retro :(

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Only had an Amiga, don't know how the ST games were so..

Absolutely essential:

It Came From The Desert

Future Wars

Stunt Car Racer

IK+

Turrican

North & South

Speedball 2

Apidya

Batman The Movie

Blood Money

Monkey Island 2

Gods

Super Cars 2

Kick Off

Lemmings

The Chaos Engine

Buggy Boy

Lotus Turbo Challenge 2

Nitro

The First Samurai

Rocket Ranger

Pinball Fantasies

Pro Tennis Tour 2

Silk Worm

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Amiga

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Stunt Car Racer

Frontier

Lotus Turbo Challenge

Another World

Prince Of Persia

Kick Off 2

Sensi Soccer

Walker

Wings

Lemmings

It Came From The Desert

Skidmarks

Alien Breed

Project X

FEAR (proved FPS could be done)

ATR

Pinball Dreams

F29 Retaliator - thanks Corky Romano

Monkey Island - 1st adventure I finished!

Some more I forgot about

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PGA Tour Golf

Madden

Harlequin

Knights Of The Sky

Rocket Ranger

The Three Stooges

Road Rash

Test Drive

Populous

Powermonger

James Pond

Defender Of The Crown

Ramparts

Fury of the Furries

Moonstone

Silkworm

SWIV

Sim City

Slam Tilt Pinball

Technocop.

Thats about the best I can remember from whats installed in WinUAE-X

(man I love my Xbox for emulation)

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for the ST you have to include Turrican 2

it was game made just after the peak of people being bothered to attempt to wring the last ounces of performance out of the machine. so when everyone else (excpet the bitmap brothers, all hail the bitmap brothers) was just doing lazy colour clashed amiga ports, this beauty had full paralax scrolling and i believe it overcame the sts 16 colour screen limit as well

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I think most of the famous ones have been listed already, but:

Overkill (Amiga only) - nice Defender clone with some neat graphical tricks. Played it again recently on emulator and it still looks pretty decent.

Entombed (ST only?) - this might actually have been public domain, really viciously unfair platform game but oddly entertaining.

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All the above are ace and make me wish I never sold my Amiga 1200 (with hard drive!)

I'd add Gunship 2000, F-19 Stealth Fighter, Dune II and Hired Guns

I mind the day I got my A1200 (sold my A500 to upgrade) and had to walk from Uddingston main street up to Comet. Picked up a Comic Relief Pack and carried it back to the house. When i got home my hands were fucked from lugging it down the road I couldn't wire the plug right away. The flipside to this was shortly after I had to go get a wisdom tooth out and by the time I got back from the hospital with my mum I was too ill to want to play it. If I remember correctly the first game I booted on it was Wing Commander.

Then later fitting a 2.5 40mb HDD which cost me £80 and having to get a warranty sticker coz the modulator died not long after it was fitted (mobo fault on some A1200s)

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For me the definitive list of ST/Amiga games comes down to a bunch that provided that certain something I didn't get anywhere else, and rarely have since. A selection of unique games, all of which stand the test of time beautifully. I have a lot more that I look back fondly on, but to me these ones are the pinnacle of 16-bit computer gaming and represent a really great time in my life.

Dungeon Master

Oids

Sundog

Damocles

Captain Blood

Carrier Command

It Came From the Desert

Starglider 2

Tower of Babel

Virus

Millennium 2.2

Stunt Car Racer

Interphase

Uridium 2

IK+

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You should include Shadow of the Beast, even though I doubt anyone would include it in their list of favourite games.

It was the game that basically trounced the ST in the Amiga/ST war. Before it came out, there was no real playground consensus as to whether the ST or the Amiga was superior - after it came out, ST owners carried on arguing, of course, but deep down they KNEW from that point on that the Amiga was capable of producing graphically superior arcade-style games.

I don't think there was anything available on any home gaming system at the time that could compare to SOTB graphically - certainly not a home gaming system that was popular over here, anyway.

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Atari ST

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XENON

Xenon 2

Stunt Car Racer

Simulcra

Magic Pockets

Virus

Epic

Trip-a-tron (not really a game but still...)

Chuck Rock

Space Ace/Dragon's Lair

Harlequin

Fire and Ice

Gauntlet

TMNT

Rick Dangerous

James Pond

Robocod

Lemmings

Robocop 3 (DID)

Venus the Flytrap

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Were there a great deal of exclusive titles for each? I had an ST for a good 12 months but can hardly remember what I played on it that wasn't on the Amiga (which I got after the ST).

Speedball

Speedball 2

Hostages

Xenon

Xenon 2: Megablast (thought it felt bloated)

It Came From The Desert

Rick Dangerous

The Great Giana Sisters

Stunt Car Racer

Sword of Sodan (not a great game but a great spectacle)

Sensible Soccer

Blood Money

Shadow of the Beast (though I agree with Shakespeare on this)

Awesome & Agony both looked great but didn't play too hot if I remember rightly, same as Leander.

X-Out

IK+

Superfrog

Dungeon Master

Silkworm

D-Generation

Cannon Fodder

Pinball Dreams/Fantasy/Illusions

Sidewinder

And you've got to, got to have a section on demos.

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Sensible World of Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Megalomania is where it's at.

Then we have Worms, Lemmings, Skidmarks... good days.

Beware the mentions of Road Rash, Madden etc; these were still good games but were merely inferior ports of Mega Drive games (as opposed to the above listed games, which received inferior ports *to* the Mega Drive) so I'm not sure how relevant they would be considered to be

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AMIGA

"Welcome to" Battle Squadron

lemmings

Cannon Fodder

Sensi Soccer

Speedball and Speedball 2

The Chaos Engine

Zenon I & II

Turrican II

Another World

Flashback

Syndicate

Supercars 1 & 2

North & South

IK+

Carrier Command

Battle Command

Starglider 1 & 2

Populous

Powermonger

F/A-18 Interceptor

Falcon

SWIV

Dungeon Master

Hunter

Rick Dangerous

Mercenary I & 2

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