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Full Article and Video Listings Database

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Full Article, Video, and Music Listings Database In Alphabetical Order For Shot97 Retro Total 273 videos/writings/mp3's Amiga 500; A501 Battery Replacement Written Surgery Guide Unnecessary Surgery Video Amiga 500; Getting Online Guide Video Guide Written Guide Amiga 500; Installing GVP Hard Drive Written Guide Video Guide Demo Music Amiga 500; Taking my Keyboard Apart Written Article Unnecessary Surgery Video Amiga 500; NTSC/PAL Toggle Switch Video Guide Written Guide Amiga 3000 Thoughts Written Article Amiga First Look, Ahoy Magazine Written Article Amiga Games Install Guide Video Guide Amiga Hard Drive Death and Resurrection Video Written Article Amiga Music Retro Goodness Video Written Article Full 13 Track Riding with the Amiga Album by me Recording Music Thoughts Amiga Plus Magazine Cover Disks + Finney and Amiga Hawk Video Review   Amiga Read/Write Error Written Article Video Amiga Sound System Repa

Earl Weaver Baseball - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

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  Earl Weaver Baseball Amiga, 1987 Mirage Graphics/EA $49.95 *My video review for Earl Weaver Baseball *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *Game played/shown in its designed NTSC mode/4:3 aspect ratio I could hear the crack of the bat from the living room couch, the Amiga sitting comfortably a floor below in our basement. Instantaneously followed by an unforgettable rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever, there could be no doubts that dad was sitting down to an Amiga classic. Definitive, even. How many games do you know which were compared to brand new titles over a decade after its initial release, with the new games being shown in an unfavorable light to that original? These weren't the next titles in a long running franchise, nor obvious clones meant to rip off some old classic. They were state of the art 3D titles necessitating Pentium II processors, and they were bowing down to the 7mhz Amiga.  Pick your favorite games from your favorite computers or consoles

Persian Gulf Inferno - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

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   The Persian Gulf Inferno  Amiga, 1990 Parsec Software/Innerprise $39.95 *My video review for Persian Gulf Inferno *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *Game played/shown in NTSC mode with 4:3 aspect ratio, designed in PAL Did you ever have any games scare you when you were growing up? Having already watched movies such as Child's Play and The Terminator I can't say too many video games brought me chills, though I do recall a few which were able to bring jump scares via loud noises during the introduction scenes. These games kind of frightened me into thinking perhaps I'd be waking somebody up, bringing an end to my time at the computer before it had begun, though the games themselves didn't tingle the spidey senses within. When it came to the movies what usually ended up scaring me most were moments which caused deep reflection on real world possibilities, and nuclear war tended to be high on that list for me. Born during the tale end of

Qix - In-depth written Amiga review with pics

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  Qix Amiga, 1989 (Original Arcade 1981) Taito/Alien Technology Group $34.95 *My video review for Qix *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings It hurts so good; the pain of an arcade great, designed masochistically to suck those quarters straight out of your front pocket. So simple to get into, so hard to get far. Twitching your joystick as the night turns to dawn, you find yourself not much further than where you began. Still you press on, the thrill of the high-score beckoning you deeper into a nearly exhausted weekend. A game-over is but an opportunity to test your new strategy, to press what could only have been bad luck into good. You scream in anger  and wince with the pain of losing two lives quickly, but smooth sailing through the next several levels makes it all worthwhile. Pain is so close to pleasure.  Exquisitely painful, I'd argue Qix was the pinnacle of what arcade manufacturers wanted from a game, especially in 1981. It was unlike anything

Heroes of Might and Magic - In-depth Written DOS Review With Pics

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  Heroes of Might and Magic A Strategic Quest MS-DOS, 1995 New World Computing $69.95 *My video review for Heroes of Might and Magic *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *Game played/shown on DOS/CRT hardware, original 4:3 aspect ratio Sometimes it takes but a name change. At times I've wondered why certain European games received rehashed titles in America. Geoff Crammond's Formula One Grand Prix became World Circuit here, Another World adjusted to Out of this World . In the case of World Circuit, this meant adjustments to all 168 pages of the manual, though often the biggest changes were just in the games title screen. Successful in both territories, how is one to judge if these minor alterations held any impact?  On the other hand, it's easier to discern when something fails. 1990 saw the release of a unique strategy and role playing hybrid from New World Computing called King's Bounty . Reviewers of the era appeared befuddled by th