Rainbow Islands. Speedball II. Syndicate. Sensible World of Soccer. Lemmings. Championship Manager. Those are just some of the Amiga games that utterly gripped me back when I owned my first Amiga.
That’s why today is a special day for former Amiga-heads like myself: because exactly 25 years ago, on July 24th 1985, the Amiga 1000 went on sale for the first time, complete with 256KB of memory and a resolution of 640×256. The price for this powerhouse at launch? A bargain $1,595, including a 13-inch monitor. In other news, I are ancient.
Anyway, if you ever doubted the Amiga’s inherent awesomeness, ask yourself this: How many other game platforms are launched with Andy Warhol painting Debbie Harry? Exactly:
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