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Hillsfar - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

 Hillsfar Amiga, 1989 Westwood Associates/SSI $49.95 *My video review for Hillsfar *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings *Introduction music recorded directly from my Amiga *Game best played in NTSC mode with 4:3 aspect ratio Over the past ten years, I've sat down in an attempt to play Hillsfar on multiple occasions, never able to get too far into it. It had come in the "Silver Collection", a late 1990's DOS compilation of mostly Gold Box titles. Compared to those other games, Hillsfar just didn't seem to connect. Indeed, when I originally sat down this time to cover it, I was at first in the exact same spot I had previously been in. I just didn't seem to get it. Luckily, despite modern reviewers wanting to correlate themselves not understanding it into the game actually being bad, I was able to keep in the back of my mind that the problem probably laid with me, not the game. ^Created character, world map, the

Hostage: Rescue Mission - In-depth Written Amiga Review With Pics

Hostage: Rescue Mission/Hostages Amiga, 1989 (Original Atari ST 1988) Infograms/Mindscape $44.95 *My video review for Hostages *Next article *Previous article *Alphabetical list of writings My father never seemed to be that much of a fan of the traditional side scrolling game. Rarely would you find him on our NES or Genesis, and when you did he'd be playing a card game, or a sports game, perhaps a simulation. He'd be playing the types of games you'd more often see on a computer, not a console. When it came to our Amiga, he spent no shortage of time on that machine, happily in front of those same types of games. When you did find his hands on one of those side scrollers, they would largely be unique computer games that would bare only minor resemblance to their console brethren. Hostages comes to mind as one of those select few games I remember my dad playing that bore some resemblance to what I was playing on the consoles, but at the same time was noth