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F/A-18 Interceptor - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

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F/A-18 Interceptor Amiga, 1988 Intellisoft/Electronic Arts $49.95
*My video review for F/A-18 Interceptor
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*Game best played in NTSC mode with 4:3 aspect ratio

It was a time that seems so long ago, a time of wondrous innovation in the computer field. When new games broke new ground, before endless yearly sports games, amounting to nothing more than roster updates being sold at full price. Before the DLC, before the franchise licenses and sequels, there was once a collection of electronic artists under one roof. These handful of artists were replaced with voluminous teams, and yet they still can't manage to release a game on time. You might recognize them, or perhaps you won't, for this was a time before they shortened their name to what they're known as today. Before EA sold their souls, they were once known as Electronic Arts, and they did their best work on the Commodore Amiga.

Jay Miner, having had the opportuni…

Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen - In-depth Written DOS Review With Pics

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Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen MS-DOS, 1992 New World Computing $69.95

*My video review for Might and Magic Clouds of Xeen
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*Game shown in its intended 4:3 aspect ratio, pics of a CRT screen

The combined works of the Might and Magic franchise, on the whole, are probably my favorite series of games. The only competition in my mind would be from Wing Commander, and depending upon my mood and what I'm playing, perhaps those are my favorite games. But today, it's going to have to be Might and Magic. I was originally exposed to it as a kid via the Amiga version of Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World. I had a lot of fun putting around in the colorful world, but never got all that far at the time. It wasn't until my father bought Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven that I really started falling in love with not only the franchise, but role playing games in general.

Our Might and Magic VI was a special col…