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Dragon's Lair - In-Depth Amiga Review With Pics

Dragon's Lair Amiga, 1989 (Original Arcade 1983) VDT/Readysoft/Bluth Group LTD $59.95 *My video review for Dragon's Lair *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *Game best played in NTSC mode with 4:3 aspect ratio Groundbreaking in multiple aspects, nothing like Dragon's Lair had been seen prior to its release in 1983. In arcades, groups would huddle around the machine, awestruck by the beauty before them. This was no Asteroids, no Donkey Kong or Pac-Man, this was detailed facial expressions and body movement, gore, sounds, and a tantalizing damsel that put Pauline and Olive Oyl to shame. The future had come to an arcade near you, and the future cost double your money, the very first arcade game to cost fifty cents. Neither that or the games extreme difficulty would stop the crowds, news reports and documentaries focusing on this game as it carved a spot in history. ^It's 1983 and you see this? Still impressive on the Amiga

Champions Of Krynn - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

Champions Of Krynn Amiga, 1990 SSI $49.95 *My video review for Champions of Krynn *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *Set the mood with intro music recorded from my Amiga *Game best played in NTSC mode with 4:3 aspect ratio The year of 1999 was a fascinating time on my path to preferring older games to newer ones. My father had bought a new PC, putting the older one in my room, and via some zip disk action I was often using the newer computers internet access to transfer programs to fool around with on the computer in my room. I had started thinking back to my Amiga days and the games I had played, often coming across long defunct abandonware sites like Classic Trash. I'd end up playing the DOS versions of the games I had loved, eventually causing me to seek out emulation with the DOS based Fellow emulator. One of the games that caused me to seek out the "right" way to play those old games (The Amiga way) was a classic