Playing Games on an Amiga 500 in 1988

Want to know one of the best way to pass the time back in 1988? Playing games on your brand new Commodore Amiga 500.

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[via] Andrew Plumb

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6 thoughts on “Playing Games on an Amiga 500 in 1988

  1. vinvectrex says:

    That would’ve been my dream system in ’88. Love the key in the diskette storage box. ‘Cause you gotta lock up Defender of the Crown so your little sister can’t play it.

  2. Yep, in 1988, you couldn’t do any better than that. I remember in 1989, one of my buddies was housesitting for someone who had an Amiga. We had C-64s. It took about 30 seconds for me to see what the hype about the Amiga was all about.

    My name is Dave, and I’m an Amigaholic.

  3. Dar says:

    Great photo!

    These kids had a great set-up, apparently witha printer and extra drive, while I didn’t even have a monitor (used a regular tv).

    but I did have that floppy storage box as well.

    I wonder what they’re playing in 1988?

    Maybe “Speedball”, or “IK+”?

  4. I have one of those computers and joysticks sitting right here next to me. If I had my way I would still have that same haircut, too.

  5. That’s around the same timeframe I bought my first Amiga, an A500 also. The first game I got for it was Hybris, and it really made the multimedia capabilites of the Amiga shine. Very impressive at the time.

    I think I permanently put away my C-128 that day!

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