This post was initially going to be about my early computers, but after a while I just happened to find myself surfing around youtube watching videos of old amiga games instead… well now I should go to bed but I’ll post this random talk anyway 🙂
I thought I should try to list the computers I have owned or used throughout the years.The first real contact I had with computers must have been when one of my friends dad bought a Commodore 64.
I do not know exactly which year this was but I know I had started school and it was probably some of the first 3 years, so ca 1985-1987. I know we tried to do some simple programming by manually typing in basic code that was printed in computer magazines, it took forever and when we did not know how to code of course there were often errors. But when it finally worked it was really cool 🙂 Loading a game could also take forever, often we played with something else while a big game was loading from the datasette tape recorder. We could for example play Pong on something close to this:
while we waited which did not require any load time.Later several other friends also got the C64 so alot of time was spent with it. I remember when one friend got the fancy floppy disc reader, that was cool 🙂
Personally I did never own a C64 as I had a Nintendo 8bit instead. But I was later the first among my friends to get a Commodore Amiga 500 (1988 as a wild guess):
That was a really great machine. I am not going to go into any detail about any computer here, there are tons of such information around the net anyway. But so many things were great with this machine, the graphics was way better than anything else and the music as well (well a few people used Atari ST instead, but I never really tried that so I can’t compare them really). There were so much nice music created on this machine, I was never a big composer myself but I did spend many hours in Protracker and similar programs; too bad I did not save anything. There is a video of it here.
Thinking about all the old amiga games with great music I started to browse around the net and I ended up spending quite some time watching game videos so I thought I should list them here. First out some really great games with both nice music and graphics:
Shadow Of The Beast
And then I ended up finding a bunch of other nice games too, so I list them as well. Some are just fun to play, some just happen to bring back some memories and so on so here they are:
Defender of the crown
North & South
Wings of fury
James Pond 2
Stunt car racer