The top 30 Amiga games of all time! Part 1

Stuart Sumner
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The top 30 Amiga games of all time! Part 1

Computing counts down the best ever titles released on the Amiga

The Commodore Amiga was one of the dominant home computers of the '80s and '90s, popular for its power, affordability and eventually for the vast array of software that was developed for it.

And while that software included worthy things like word processing application Page Setter, spreadsheet suite MaxiPlan, and Small Business Manager, it was mostly about the games.

The best-selling model, the Amiga 500, featured 512Kb of RAM (an incredible amount when other dominant platforms such as the ZX Spectrum featured a measly 48Kb), and was powered by a Motorola 68000 chip (technically 32-bit, but due to its 16-bit external bus it had to transfer data in two steps, a technique known as multiplexing).

The name 'Amiga', was chosen for its meaning in Spanish (female friend), and because it came before both Apple and Atari alphabetically. So all those people leafing through the Yellow Pages to chose their home computer would at least find the Amiga before its rivals.

There were so many classic titles released for the Amiga in the '80s and '90s, that whittling them down to 10 proved utterly impossible. As did confining them to a top 20. So here, for your reading pleasure, are the top 30 Amiga games of all time (more or less).

Looking for the second part, where we run through 20-11 in this list?

Or what about the final part, where we reveal 10-1?

Or Amiga games not your thing? Here are the top 10 ZX Spectrum games of all time!

 

30. Batman: The Movie

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Batman, also known as Batman: The Movie, is rather unsurprisingly based on one of the Batman films, specifically the 1989 film of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton. Also released in 1989, on the Amiga, ZX Spectrum and other platforms, it challenges players to complete various stages in a bid to thwart the Joker.

The game is effectively several smaller games in one, with driving, platforming, puzzle and flying levels all occupying significant portions of the overall game.

The final level, which we assume few players ever got to see, such was the overall difficulty, sees the player confront the Joker on top of Gotham Cathedral.

The game was well received at the time, as you'd expect of a major title from respected developers Ocean Software, being awarded Game of the Year in Crash magazine in 1989.

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