Mini Amiga System Announced

Retro Games announces The A500 MINI, a compact system said to feature "perfect" emulation of the classic Amiga 500 while supporting the more advanced graphics of the Amiga 1200. The announcement includes this trailer showing off some gameplay, and the system's CRT filter that provides additional authenticity. The clip concludes saying these will officially launch next year. The original Amiga 500 was a sensation among the pioneering PC gamers of the 1980s, but of course with a 7 MHz CPU it had the horsepower to succeed. From the same folks who brought us the C64 MINI, the unit comes with an authentic mouse and gamepad, 25 preinstalled games, and the ability to load additional games via USB. Just under half the bundled games are revealed in the announcement:
Alien Breed 3D, Another World, ATR: All Terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, Kick Off 2, Pinball Dreams, Simon The Sorcerer, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, The Chaos Engine, Worms: The Director’s Cut, Zool: Ninja Of The ”Nth” Dimension. Additional games will be announced at a later date.
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Aug 11, 2021, 14:15
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WaltSee wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 18:39:
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

A lot of these games can be played right through a browser without any software installing as well.

I did the Atari pc chain back then from 800's up through the ST line, it was basically the foundation that set off a 30 year career so far. 800's were about $1000 when released, it was them or Apple 2's. Apples were more expensive. IMO all these pc's during the 80's were pretty close to one another power wise.
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Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
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Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
 
i dont think ive ever downloaded an abandonware rom that I havent purchased previously. i ditched my amaga games in the bin during a large move late 90s, the hardware went some years before.
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:59
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:59
 
Reactor wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 10:08:
... Amiga Forever isn’t a resource of games. It’s the legal sale of kickstart disks and approved games, as well as videos about the history of the Amiga. Check it out. It’s not abandonware.
Ooops !
My bad Reactor, very sorry, I stand corrected Shame
Edited my original post with a comment.

I will play abandonware, I do, with care.
I own 1800 games on Steam, growing.
I'll never play/replay most of them, but, that availability choice is magic to me.
Also trying to repay games studios for quality time given, now or decades ago, even if X company swallowed them, posting a good review, spreading the word ...
So if a game is not abandonware anymore, I'll buy it, even if it wasn't buyable when I played it.
Within reason of course, not if it was a turd

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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 11, 2021, 10:27
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:27
 
I'm guessing a Kickstart disk is similar to a BIOS.
I never had a commodore or amiga.

As for the device, I don't see it being popular for people beyond owners of the original consoles or for extreme nostalgiac's.
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:08
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:08
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 09:40:
Reactor wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 20:58:
WaltSee wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 18:39:
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

Don’t forget amigaforever.com for the Kickstart disks and some other games.

I will say the games with this so far aren’t the best - Zool 2 was much better than the fist game. And, there are a million other games I’d prefer to be playing than those in this list… but Chaos Engine and Speedball 2 are classics!

Reactor wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 23:53:
... Nothing is, “now abandonware”. Abandonware is a name pirates give games when they decide the developer/publisher probably doesn’t care and/or won’t follow up about their games getting pirated. The games are still under copyright - example here is Zool 1, which is being included in this collection.
Then why did you post a resource of games yourself ? And then a stern decrying of that practice
I hear you, and is a responsability for us to be careful.
I don't think Mini Amiga will be successful.
Too old a system except for us dinosaurs.
Also Emulators that work much better, have save states anywhere, cheats easily obtainable with Cheat Engine (try advancing far on Zool without, haha), and tons of games, FREE.
Because no matter how many games come with this system, or will, there are hundreds of other games.
Would I forsake them on the chance that someone will re-publish them some day (hint, never happened).
No sir, I will play them.
99% of abandonware, is, and will be, lost to gamers. Or not. Your choice.


Sorry for the huge quote.

Amiga Forever isn’t a resource of games. It’s the legal sale of kickstart disks and approved games, as well as videos about the history of the Amiga. Check it out. It’s not abandonware.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 11, 2021, 10:05
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:05
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 09:40:

Too old a system except for us dinosaurs.


Hey! Who you callin' a dinosaur?!

I prefer "Pre-Avian Raptor" thankyouverymuch!

Now, back to my game of Hunt the Wumpus...


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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 11, 2021, 10:01
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Aug 11, 2021, 10:01
 
fakespyder wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 22:57:
I have WinUAEX on my very old, but trusty, modded Xbox. Lots of other emulators too. Curently have 20 different emulators installed.
The original Xbox does a decent emulating job for ancient hardware and the controller is big and meaty, which my hands appreciate.
Hi fakespyder !
Notably, vimm.net is a comprehensive safe site for rare games of vintage systems.

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Aug 11, 2021, 09:40
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 11, 2021, 09:40
Aug 11, 2021, 09:40
 
Reactor wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 20:58:
WaltSee wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 18:39:
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

Don’t forget amigaforever.com for the Kickstart disks and some other games.

I will say the games with this so far aren’t the best - Zool 2 was much better than the fist game. And, there are a million other games I’d prefer to be playing than those in this list… but Chaos Engine and Speedball 2 are classics!

Reactor wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 23:53:
... Nothing is, “now abandonware”. Abandonware is a name pirates give games when they decide the developer/publisher probably doesn’t care and/or won’t follow up about their games getting pirated. The games are still under copyright - example here is Zool 1, which is being included in this collection.
Then why did you post a resource of games yourself ? And then a stern decrying of that practice
I hear you, and is a responsability for us to be careful.
I don't think Mini Amiga will be successful.
Too old a system except for us dinosaurs.
Also Emulators that work much better, have save states anywhere, cheats easily obtainable with Cheat Engine (try advancing far on Zool without, haha), and tons of games, FREE.
Because no matter how many games come with this system, or will, there are hundreds of other games.
Would I forsake them on the chance that someone will re-publish them some day (hint, never happened).
No sir, I will play them.
99% of abandonware, is, and will be, lost to gamers. Or not. Your choice.
*** NOTE ***
Reactor sunk my battleship with one shot.
See his later post, https://www.winuae.net/ hasn't game resources, my bad.
Sorry man, Disappointed

This comment was edited on Aug 11, 2021, 11:23.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 23:53
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Aug 10, 2021, 23:53
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 22:34:
archive.org repository
Torrent with hundreds of legacy games, now abandonware.
1943, Turricans, Zool 1 & 2, and whatnot.
https://archive.org/details/AmigaRomCollectionReuploadByDataghost

Nothing is, “now abandonware”. Abandonware is a name pirates give games when they decide the developer/publisher probably doesn’t care and/or won’t follow up about their games getting pirated. The games are still under copyright - example here is Zool 1, which is being included in this collection.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 22:57
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 22:57
Aug 10, 2021, 22:57
 
I have WinUAEX on my very old, but trusty, modded Xbox. Lots of other emulators too. Curently have 20 different emulators installed.
The original Xbox does a decent emulating job for ancient hardware and the controller is big and meaty, which my hands appreciate.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 22:34
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 22:34
Aug 10, 2021, 22:34
 
archive.org repository
Torrent with hundreds of legacy games, now abandonware.
1943, Turricans, Zool 1 & 2, and whatnot.
https://archive.org/details/AmigaRomCollectionReuploadByDataghost

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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 20:58
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 20:58
Aug 10, 2021, 20:58
 
WaltSee wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 18:39:
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

Don’t forget amigaforever.com for the Kickstart disks and some other games.

I will say the games with this so far aren’t the best - Zool 2 was much better than the fist game. And, there are a million other games I’d prefer to be playing than those in this list… but Chaos Engine and Speedball 2 are classics!
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Aug 10, 2021, 19:05
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Aug 10, 2021, 19:05
 
I hope there is more than just that one unimpressive CRT filter.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 18:39
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 18:39
Aug 10, 2021, 18:39
 
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)
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Aug 10, 2021, 18:16
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Aug 10, 2021, 18:16
 
Can I recreate the CGI from "Babylon 5" on it?
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.

If you would like help or further details on a technical discussion we're having, email me at bnhelp (at sign) keepusiel.net .
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 17:27
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Aug 10, 2021, 17:27
 
+1 for the Amiga love. I had a 500, added RAM and a 2nd floppy drive (luxury!) All worth it just for Speedball 2, with a digital joystick. Permanently injured my thumb and never regretted it. I'll pass this time, and just watch You Tube vids.
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Aug 10, 2021, 17:02
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Aug 10, 2021, 17:02
 
Wow. This is a done deal if there is any way to sideload software easily. I would kill to still have my Amiga 1000. Nothing screams old school garage era tech like having Pink Floyd lyrics etched on the motherboard by the manufacturer.
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Aug 10, 2021, 16:25
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Aug 10, 2021, 16:25
 
plenty of industrial music owes its existence to tracker software running on this machine
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Aug 10, 2021, 16:23
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The unit design and even the box art looks like it is straight out of 80s! 🙂
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 14:26
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Aug 10, 2021, 14:26
 
Fantastic news! Game list isn't the greatest though...
Pinball Fantasies was far, FAR superior to Dreams
Cannon Fodder
Robocod
Lotus
Lost Vikings
Lemmings

... need to exist on this system. Perhaps Monkey Island and Superfrog too, and... I better stop

That said, Simon the Sorcerer and Chaos Engine are classics, and Zool, Alien Breed and Battle Chess are all right.
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