The top 30 Amiga games of all time! Part 2

Stuart Sumner
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Computing runs down from 20 to 11 in its all-time ranking of the best Amiga games from yesteryear

11. Wings

 

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Like TV Sports Football in the previous list, Wings is another classic from Cinemaware, in retrospect possibly the most reliably brilliant game development studio of all time.

Released in 1990 but set during the First World War, Wings references the silent movies of the ‘20s and ‘30s. The game sets the player up as a fighter pilot, with his machine gun-toting biplane, and offers up lots of bombing, dogfighting and other missions.

Like other Cinemaware titles the gameplay is well-designed, and the presentation and tone is dramatic and film-like, and those facts weren't lost on reviewers who awarded it high ratings across the board.

The game also makes at least a small effort to convey the tragedy of war, with pilots that have been killed in game crossed off the available roster, and given a memorial.

A remake was put on Kickstarter in 2012 by Cinemaware, but failed to reach its goal by some distance. A second attempt, this time under the title Wings! Remastered, was made in November 2013, and this time reached its target. It was released for Windows and MacOS in October 2014, later moving to Android and iOS in May 2015.

And that concludes the middle section of this trilogy. Which games are you hoping to see in the top 10? What travesties have we committed in our ranking so far? Let us know in the comments!

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